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Machel-Mandela Fellowship Program 2020 for Study in South Africa

The Brenthurst Foundation is inviting applications from young graduates for the Machel-Mandela Fellows Programme, named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel.

The Machel-Mandela Fellows programme aims to be the most prestigious of its kind in Africa. It helps sharpen the Brenthurst Foundation’s focus on Africa’s burgeoning youth population and helps nurture Africa’s future leaders.

The Fellowship runs full-time for a minimum of six months and is open to both South African and international candidates, with the selected candidate expected to take up the appointment at the Foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg in April 2019. Fellows will work directly with and assist the Foundation’s staff on a range of projects and activities, some of which will require foreign travel.

Duration of Scholarship: The programme will be available full-time for a minimum of six months and the selected candidate will be expected to take up the appointment in April 2020.

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About Brenthurst Foundation

The Foundation was created to build on the Oppenheimers' Brenthurst Initiative of August 2003. The Initiative was designed to instigate a debate in South Africa around policy strategies to achieve higher rates of economic expansion. Today the Foundation now has a wider African focus and aims to find ways to draw the investment needed for continental regeneration and prosperity The organization intends to make a worthwhile contribution to economic growth in Africa by creating an environment conducive to positive economic change in order to strengthen the importance of Africa in the global m... read more


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Machel-Mandela Programme Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of Machel-Mandela Programme Fellowship

  1. An all-inclusive stipend per month and accommodation (subject to Foundation policy) will be provided.
  2. Other work-related expenses may also be covered subject to agreement with the Foundation.

Requirements for Machel-Mandela Programme Fellowship Qualification

  1. Under 30 years of age
  2. Undergraduate or Masters degree with track record of academic excellence
  3. Excellent English communication skills required, with copy-editing and proof-reading skills an asset
  4. Enthusiastic and reliable self-starter who requires minimal oversight and management
  5. Able to balance deadlines and attention to detail
  6. A passion for Africa and keen interest in strengthening Africa’s economic performance
  7. Familiarity with the work of The Brenthurst Foundation

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Machel-Mandela Programme Fellowship

Owing to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from them by 15 February 2020, please assume your application to be unsuccessful.


Application Deadline

December 31, 2019


How to Apply

 Please address your application to Ms Leila Jack at [email protected] quoting ‘Machel-Mandela Fellow’ in the subject line.

You will need to send:

  1. An up-to-date CV with referees’ details
  2. A covering letter – no more than 500 words, outlining your interest in the position and the skills you can bring to bear
  3. A writing sample – this can be any piece of work, for example an essay or a published article, of any length.
  4. The earliest date you would be able to start
  5. Details of where you saw the post advertised.

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