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Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius is a political analyst, broadcaster, lecturer and writer based in Johannesburg. His academic background is in moral philosophy, having studied and lectured in the Philosophy Department at Rhodes University before doing research in moral philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.

Since leaving the academy, he has become prominent as a writer and in the media and has authored three books ‘A Bantu in My Bathroom’ (2012), ‘Could I Vote DA?: A Voter’s Dilemma’ (2014) and ‘Run Racist Run: Journeys Into the Heart of Racism’.

Willem Klopper

Willem spent an action-packed year at Oxford, earning ‘blues’ for cricket and rugby and a Master’s from the Said Business School. He joined the FirstRand Group’s CA Training Programme in September 2009, qualified as a CA and moved to Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers, a private equity/infrastructure fund with an Africa focus, in April 2013.

Alexandra Halligey

Alex resumed her work in theatre, writing for radio and teaching voice at the Market Theatre Lab and sessional teaching at the Wits School of Arts after completing her studies at NYU and is presently pursuing a PhD at UCT.

Tracey Millin

On completing a MSc in Education at Edinburgh, Tracey returned to Durban to teach English at secondary school level and tutor undergraduates at UKZN. She currently holds a research post at the University of Stellenbosch and is registered for a PhD in Education, focusing on academic literacy development pedagogy. Tracey is actively involved in a number of pilot projects to train teachers and assist learners in township and farm schools in and around Stellenbosch.

Andrew Scheibe

Andrew completed his MSc as well as a six-month Master’s exchange at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden while employed as Programme Manager for the Men’s Research Division at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. A medical doctor by training, he now works as an independent Public Health & HIV Consultant in Cape Town. In addition to his interest in developing HIV prevention solutions for key populations, he has a keen interest in the economics of health systems.

Ilana Van Wyk

Ilana graduated from SOAS in mid-2007 and took up a postdoc position there for two years. Her PhD research forms the basis for her book “The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa: A Church of Strangers” (2014, Cambridge University Press). Ilana returned to South Africa in late 2009 to continue her postdoc work at UCT and serves on the staff of HUMA, the Institute for Humanities in Africa.

Benjamin Stanwix

On completing his Master’s at Oxford, Ben spent six months in India as a volunteer with the Self-Employed Women’s Association. He currently works at the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town and also tutors in Economic History.

Salome Charalambous

Salome is currently the Research Director at the Aurum Institute. She has a medical degree from Wits University and a MSc and PhD in Epidemiology from the LSHTM. She has a special interest in medical research in the fields of HIV and TB and is the principal investigator on a number of clinical trials and large cluster-randomised epidemiological studies including TB Fast Track and TB Merge. Prior to joining Aurum, Salome served as a member of the team responsible for the implementation of the ARV roll-out projects in the Anglo American Group.

Bronwen Clacherty

Bronwen graduated BMus (Jazz Performance) from UCT and obtained her Master’s at Goldsmith’s College London. She is Cape Town based and works as a freelance musician, performing and recording with various ensembles ranging from Jazz to African, Classical and Pop. Bronwen has worked with many established artists and has also recorded an album with her own project, The Tholakele Project, a fusion of different languages and musical styles from Southern Africa using voice, keyboard, mbira, umrhubhe and percussion.

Matthew Child

Matthew graduated from Cambridge in December 2010 and has published a number of papers over the past three years. He is currently working for the Endangered Wildlife Trust and is involved in revising the Red Data List on South African Mammals to assess the extinction risk of all mammal species with a view to guiding conservation policy. The work is being conducted in collaboration with MammalMap (a citizen science project championed by UCT’s Les Underhill) and the Conservation Evidence Project at Cambridge.

Matthew Butler-Adam

Matthew graduated top of his class in June 2014 and was awarded the Luca d’Agliono Prize for best dissertation. He returned to South Africa to work as a senior associate at Bain & Co and, after completing two years service, has been granted leave of absence by them to take up a full scholarship at Harvard to read for a dual degree in education and business.

Warren Hochfeld

Warren is based in London and is employed as a Senior Associate at Deallus Consulting, an innovative global life science consultancy. He is involved in research in oncology and infectious diseases focusing on biologics and vaccines.

Vincent Maphai

Vincent Maphai graduated from the University of South Africa in 1975 and went on to further his studies at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, completing a Bachelor of Philosophy cum laude in 1976 and a Master’s in Philosophy magna cum laude in 1978. He also holds a PhD in “Moral and Legal Philosophy” from the University of Natal.

Vincent is well- published locally and internationally. He has held fellowships at the Universities of Oxford, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford and served on the faculty of the University of the Western Cape from 1991 to 1994 and as Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of Political Science at UNISA from 1996 to 1998. Over the past fifteen years Dr Maphai has played an active role in corporate South Africa.

Ingrid Jonker

Ingrid Jonker (19 September 1933 – 19 July 1965) was a South African poet. Although she wrote in Afrikaans, her poems have been widely translated into English, German, French, Dutch, Polish, Hindi and Zulu. She reached iconic status in South Africa owing to the intensity of her work and the tragic course of her turbulent life.

Ingrid was born in the Northern Cape and attended Wynberg Girls’ High School where she began writing poetry for the school magazine and she produced her first collection of Afrikaans poems, Na die Somer (“After the Summer”) at the age of thirteen. Her first published book of poems, Ontvlugting (“Escape”) was published in 1956 and her second collection of poems Rook en Oker (“Smoke and Ochre”) in 1963. While this collection was praised by most South African writers, poets and critics, it was given a cool reception by the more conservative white South African public and Ingrid became known as one of the Die Sestigers, a new literary movement, embracing secularization, modernity, racial tolerance and sexual freedom.

Rook en Oker won Jonker the £1000 Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel literary prize as well as a scholarship from the Anglo American Corporation and she was able to realise her dream of travelling to England and spending time in Europe in The Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal.

Ingrid began working on a new collection of poems shortly before her death and a selection of these poems was published in the collection Kantel Son (“Toppling Sun”). Nelson Mandela read her poem, “Die kind (wat doodgeskiet is deur soldate by Nyanga)” during his address at the opening of the first democratically elected parliament on 24 May 1994.

Sarah-Jane Brandon

Sarah-Jane graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music in July 2010. She is based in London and has featured in a number of lead roles in the UK, Rome, Berlin, Nice and Cape Town over the past three years.