Displaying 15 randomly selected beneficiaries:


Khumisho Moguerane

Khumisho completed her Master’s at Oxford in June 2011 and was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria. She obtained a DPhil under the supervision of Professor William Beinart in 2014 and is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Johannesburg.

Pumeza Matshikiza

Pumeza received her initial training at UCT and completed her graduate studies in Advanced Opera Performance at the Royal College of Music. She was selected for the Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House and has been a full-time member of the Stuttgart State Opera since 2011. She has performed extensively in Europe and was the star soloist at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July 2014. To much acclaim, she has released her first album ‘Voice of Hope’, a selection of classical arias and South African songs.

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.

Andrew Tracey

Andrew Tracey was born in Durban. He is a South African ethnomusicologist, promoter of African music, composer, folk singer, band leader and actor. His father, Hugh Tracey, who pioneered the study of traditional African music, created the International Library of African Music (ILAM) and African Musical Instruments (AMI) in the 1950s and Andrew assumed responsibility for directing the work of ILAM and the AMI after Hugh’s death in 1977.

Andrew studied anthropology, languages, and informally, folk music at Oxford University.

Rowan Smith

Rowan is a graduate of UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art and completed his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in mid-2012. His academic and artistic endeavours at CalArts earned him the prestigious Joan Mitchell MFA Grant and an opportunity to exhibit a solo presentation ‘Where there is smoke’ at VOLTA NY. Rowan’s work is included in the Hollard Collection in Johannesburg and he has exhibited at the Johannesburg Art Fair for the past two years. ‘No everything’, his third solo exhibition with Whatiftheworld Gallery in Cape Town runs from June to September 2014.

Thabo Makgoba

Dr Thabo Makgoba assumed the position of Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town in 2007, the youngest person ever to be appointed to this post. In his earlier years, he served the Diocese of Johannesburg, St. Alban’s and Christ the King, Sophiatown and as Bishop of Queenstown and Grahamstown.

He was schooled at Orlando High in Soweto and read for a BSc at the University of the Witwatersrand before going to St Paul’s College in Grahamstown to study for the Anglican Ministry. He obtained a Master’s in Educational Psychology at Wits and lectured there on a part-time basis from 1993 to 1996 and went on to obtain a PhD from the University of Cape Town. Dr Makgoba was awarded a Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by the General Theological Seminary in 2009 and currently serves as Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape.

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.

William Gumede

William is an academic and author. His works include “Thabo Mbeki and the battle for the soul of the ANC” (2005, Zebra Press) and he holds an Associate Professorship at the Wits School of Governance.

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.

Runette Botha

Runette completed her Master’s in Opera in July 2011, graduating from the RAM with distinction. She made her professional debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall in a gala concert alongside Jose Carreras and Kiri te Kanawa in 2011 and was offered an apprenticeship at Kassel Opera House later that year. Runette made her German début as Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème in 2012 and travels to South Africa to perform as a guest artist. She was selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year (Music) in 2013 and featured prominently at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown that year.

Lucy Corkin

Lucy obtained a MA in Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004 and held the position of Projects Director at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch for a period of two years before embarking on a PhD in Politics and International Studies at SOAS in September 2008. She returned to South Africa in September 2011 after successfully defending her thesis “Uncovering Agency: China’s Role as a Financier in Angola’s Reconstruction Programme” (published by Ashgate, London in 2013) and joined RMB in July 2012.

Pieter Brits

Pieter’s LLM dissertation on the topic of “the protection of intellectual property in the virtual world” earned high praise. He resumed his position as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law at UFS in June 2011 and is currently completing a doctorate (LLD) in tax law.

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.

Christian Bester

In 2012 and 2013, Christian was selected as “Young Artist” for Dallas Opera and was one of thirteen graduates hand-picked across the United States to participate in the prestigious National Association of Singing Teachers (NAST) internship programme. He graduated in July 2014 and was offered an Assistant Professorship at Baylor University, Texas effective September 2014.