Displaying 15 randomly selected beneficiaries:


Andrew Faull

Andrew completed his Doctoral studies in May 2015. He has a special interest in policing and the professionalisation of SAPS and presently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship in UCT’s Centre for Criminology.

Emma Webber

A PPE and LLB graduate of the University of Cape Town, Emma clerked for Justice Edwin Cameron at the Constitutional Court in 2011. She obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford in 2012 and completed her Master’s in Law at Oxford in June of the following year. Emma returned to take up pupillage at the Johannesburg Bar at the end of 2013 and recently set-up the ‘Five Plus Project’, a fund-raising initiative to support organisations involved in poverty alleviation and welfare efforts in South Africa.

Abigail Marcus

After graduating from NYU, Abigail immersed herself in a research project investigating violations of international law by private military companies for a book project ‘Atrocity, Commerce and Accountability’ authored by UBC’s Professor James Stewart. She presently works as an associate at the NY office of law firm Latham & Watkins.

Rebecca Kahn

Rebecca completed her Master’s in June 2011 and was profiled as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in the field of Science and Technology that year. She returned to King’s in September 2012 to read for a PhD and currently holds a Visiting Fellowship at the Von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society in Berlin.

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.

Jeremy Raizon

Jeremy completed his LLM at Harvard and was offered a one-year visiting fellowship by the Law School. He returned to South Africa at the end of 2012, clerked at the Constitutional Court for Justices Ngcobo and Skweyiya and was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2013. Jeremy is a member of Group One.

Aggrey Klaaste

Aggrey Klaaste (6 January 1940 – 19 June 2004) was a South African newspaper journalist and editor. He introduced the concept of “nation building” while editor of the Sowetan (1988 – 2002) and spent much of his time and energy promoting the idea.

One of eight children, his family moved from Kimberley to Johannesburg in the mid-forties. Aggrey enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1958 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960. He was recruited by Drum Magazine and later joined The World to work alongside Percy Qoboza. Following his retirement, Aggrey remained very involved in community affairs and was voted 58th in the Top 100 Great South Africans in 2004.

Precious Biyela

Precious completed her doctorate in September 2010 and took-up a postdoc fellowship with a water resources research group at McGill University in October 2010. She cut short her intended stay in Canada on being offered a Senior Lectureship at the University of the Witwatersrand in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Michael Dafel

An alumnus of the University of Pretoria, Michael completed a Master’s at NYU in June 2012 and was offered a four-month internship at Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in Egypt. He returned to South Africa to clerk at the Constitutional Court and was recently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to read for a PhD in Law.

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.

Lindsey James

Lindsey Fillingham (nee James) remained in the UK after completing her Master’s at the RNCM and was appointed Music Director at St James and Emmanuel Church, Manchester, in October 2011. She also teaches flute at local schools and staged her own production ‘Soundscapes of South Africa’ incorporating South African folk song, classical music, poetry and narration, at the 2014 editions of the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston and Camden Fringe Festival.

Puleng Segalo

Puleng graduated from CUNY with double distinctions and is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at UNISA teaching social and community psychology. She recently won a SA Women in Science ‘Distinguished Young Women Researcher Award’ (2014) as well the UNISA Principal’s Award for Excellence in Research. Puleng has been invited by the National Research Foundation to serve as one of its role models for young researchers and is actively involved in a national youth mentoring campaign.

Dawid Kimberg

South African baritone Dawid Kimberg was born in Johannesburg and attended the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School. He moved to the United Kingdon in 2001, trained at the Royal College of Music with Ryland Davies and the National Opera Studio and was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden from 2009 to 2011. Dawid has performed in a host of operatic roles over the past five years.

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.

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.