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FIRSTRAND INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE Applications open 16 December 2017 and close 22 February 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS For details and the F irstRand FNB Fund Oxford Education application forms go to F irstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship for scholarship for a masters degree in www.firstrand.co.za a masters degree at the African Studies Centre education at the University of Oxford at the University of Oxford FirstRand FNB Fund scholarship for international FirstRand postgraduate study Laurie Dippenaar in education scholarship for international postgraduate study FirstRand Foundation scholarship for international postgraduate study Applications open 16 December 2017 and close 22 February 2018
01 “ Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they “ can present us well in future FIRSTRAND as future leaders. NELSON MANDEL A LAURIE DIPPENAAR SCHOLARSHIP The FirstRand Laurie The successful candidates will have excelled Dippenaar scholarship, academically in their chosen field and “ to the value of will have been able to demonstrate: The candidates historically interviewed R800 000 per annum, all have amazing talent and I have always is available to South leadership qualities; strength of character; been impressed by the enthusiasm shown African citizens for postgraduate study community involvement; and for their chosen fields of study. They have outside South Africa the potential to be a destiny changer in his excelled academically as well as in their in any discipline at an or her chosen field. outside interests, such as sport, music and international university of their choice. Preference will be given to candidates under community service. Leadership qualities also the age of 35. seem to be part and parcel of their make-up. andidates who are currently, or have been C The interviews are a humbling and “ studying overseas, will not be considered for this scholarship. rewarding experience. Applications for the 2018 FirstRand uccessful candidates are required to return S L AURIE DIPPENAAR Laurie Dippenaar to South Africa for at least five years after scholarship for completing their studies. international postgraduate study will open on What makes this scholarship different from 16 December 2017 and close most is not only the personal interest which 22 February 2018. Laurie Dippenaar, chairman of FirstRand, takes in the selection process, but also Details and the his interest in the ongoing progress of the application form will recipients. be available on the FirstRand website, 018 will be the 12th year that this 2 www.firstrand.co.za prestigious scholarship will be awarded.
02 03 FIRSTRAND FOUNDATION FIRSTRAND SCHOLARSHIP FOR OXFORD AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP POSTGRADUATE STUDY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD The FirstRand The successful candidates will have excelled FirstRand has entered The scholarship will provide full funding for one student Foundation academically in their chosen field and into a partnership each year to study a masters degree at the African Studies scholarship, will have been able to demonstrate: with the African Centre at the University of Oxford. The successful candidate to the value of Studies Centre to will be housed at Wadham College. The partnership is for leadership qualities; R800 000 per annum, allow an outstanding another four years. is available to South strength of character; South African FirstRand will conduct the interviewing and selection African citizens for community involvement; and student to undertake process, which will run concurrently with the FirstRand postgraduate study the potential to be a destiny changer in his postgraduate study Laurie Dippenaar scholarship for international postgraduate outside South Africa or her chosen field. at one of the world’s study, based on academic excellence, leadership ability, in any discipline at an foremost universities, community involvement and the candidate’s potential to be international university Preference will be given to candidates under University of Oxford. the age of 35. a destiny changer. of their choice. andidates who are currently, or have been C Candidates have to apply and be accepted for an MSc in studying overseas, will not be considered African Studies at the University of Oxford. Applications for for this scholarship. the FirstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship are online Applications for Applications for only. uccessful candidates are required to return S the 2018 FirstRand the 2018 FirstRand Oxford African Studies to South Africa for at least five years after FirstRand and the African Studies Centre are looking for the Foundation scholarship for scholarship to the international postgraduate completing their studies. best applicants who will truly benefit from the opportunity University of Oxford and contribute to South Africa on their return. study will open on will open on 16 December 2017 and close 16 December 2017 and close Closing date for applications for the MSc in African Studies 22 February 2018. 22 February 2018. at the University of Oxford is 19 January 2018. For more information visit: http://www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/msc- Details and the Details and the african-studies. application form will application form will be available on the be available on the FirstRand website, FirstRand website, www.firstrand.co.za www.firstrand.co.za
04 05 NEW NEW FIRSTRAND FNB FUND FIRSTRAND FNB FUND OXFORD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP SCHOLARSHIP FOR A FOR INTERNATIONAL MASTERS DEGREE IN POSTGRADUATE STUDY EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FirstRand has entered The scholarship will provide full funding for one student The FirstRand FNB Fund The successful candidates will have excelled into a partnership each year to study a masters degree at the Department Education academically in their chosen field and with the Department of of Education at the University of Oxford. The successful scholarship, will have been able to demonstrate: Education to candidate will be housed at Wadham College. The to the value of leadership qualities; allow an outstanding partnership is for five years. R800 000 per annum, South African student to is available to South strength of character; FirstRand and the FNB Fund will conduct the interviewing undertake postgraduate African citizens for community involvement; and and selection process, which will run concurrently with the study at one of the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship for international postgraduate study the potential to be a destiny changer in his world’s foremost postgraduate study, based on academic excellence, in education outside or her chosen field. universities, leadership ability, community involvement and the South Africa at an University of Oxford international university Preference will be given to candidates under candidate’s potential to be a destiny changer. the age of 35. of their choice. Candidates have to apply and be accepted for a masters in andidates who are currently, or have been C education at the University of Oxford. Applications for the studying overseas, will not be considered FirstRand FNB Fund Oxford Education scholarship are for this scholarship. Applications for online only. Applications for uccessful candidates are required to return S the 2018 FirstRand the 2018 FirstRand FNB Fund Oxford Education FirstRand and the Department of Education at the University to South Africa for at least five years after FNB Fund scholarship for scholarship for a masters of Oxford are looking for the best applicants who will truly international postgraduate completing their studies. degree in education benefit from the opportunity and contribute to South Africa study in education will open on will open on on their return. 16 December 2017 and close 16 December 2017 and close 22 February 2018. 22 February 2018. Closing date for applications for the masters in education at the University of Oxford is 19 January 2018. For more Details and the information visit: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/ Details and the application form will courses application form will be available on the be available on the FirstRand website, FirstRand website, www.firstrand.co.za www.firstrand.co.za
06 Profiles of previous scholarship awardees follow. 07 FIRSTRAND INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS Teddy Mudge 2017 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship Masters in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London Teddy completed his mechanical engineering In October 2017, Teddy will commence his degree at UCT in 2009. After graduating, he Masters at Imperial College London. He will be Aphiwe Jikazana worked as a mechanical engineer specialising specialising in Medical Device Design and in machine design for a small family-owned Entrepreneurship through an MRes programme 2017 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship business, who supplied the timber industry with run jointly between the Bio Engineering Faculty medium volume production lines to process and the Business School. His masters project MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering, timber. During this time, Teddy developed his will focus on developing a point of care Cranefield University design and engineering skills and learnt how to diagnostics device that will better detect HIV in develop new products efficiently. For the past resource scarce environments. In particular, his Aphiwe is a Stellenbosch University BEng (Chemical Engineering) four years, he has been working as a work will focus on taking a promising new graduate. She will be starting an MSc in Water and Wastewater mechanical/bio-medical engineer in the field of diagnostics technology (developed by the Engineering at Cranfield University in September 2017. She cites medical device development. Teddy joined university) from successful lab experiments wanting to acquire the skills and ability to empower various Strait Access Technologies during its start-up through to a viable product that functions well in communities in South Africa through the provision of adequate water phase and has been fortunate to grow with the field. Teddy is thrilled to have been afforded and healthy living conditions as her main motivating factor behind the company. He now leads a team of the opportunity to work with the prestigious team wanting to specialise in water and wastewater treatment. She believes R&D engineers developing numerous minimally at Imperial College London and hope to solve that the course at Cranfield University is ideal for her because not only invasive medical devices for the treatment of some of the major health challenges faced by does it offer advanced technical, engineering knowledge, but it also heart disease in the developing world. the developing world. covers socio-economic along with other legal and ethical aspects that are integrated in the water sector. The holistic approach of the course, * email@example.com coupled with its global outlook, will, therefore, allow her to branch into the private sector, public sector as well as non-governmental organisations. Aphiwe is happiest when serving and empowering others. On completion of her undergraduate studies, she became the mentor to first-year engineering students at Stellenbosch University. Through this position, she assisted students, especially those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, with the various challenges they faced during their transition into university life in a new environment. She is now tutoring physical sciences to Grade 10 to 12 learners and, hopefully, making a lasting, positive impact in the lives of our future engineers, scientists and doctors. * firstname.lastname@example.org
08 09 Farai Mubaiwa Safa Naraghi 2017 FirstRand Foundation scholarship 2017 FirstRand Foundation scholarship Msc in Political Economy of Emerging MSc in Entrepreneurship and Health-related Markets, Kings College London Engineering Design, University College London Farai is pursuing an MSc in the Political Safa is a mechanical engineering graduate Safa is currently completing an MSc in Economy of Emerging Markets at King’s from the University of Cape Town (2015), Biomedical Engineering at UCT where his College London. Through her research, she will where he built a low cost solar-powered water masters research is focused on developing a draw comparisons to economic development pump for use by farmers in resource-limited TB-screening tool using a smartphone. His policies of Latin American, African and regions in sub-Saharan Africa for his honours passion lies in the merger of technology and South-East Asian countries to critically analyse thesis. He was awarded a Gallagher entrepreneurship to effect tangible change in the and provide solutions for South Africa’s growth. Foundation Scholarship in 2010 for his studies South African healthcare sector. He has worked Farai is a former analyst for strategy and at UCT and has been on the UCT Dean’s merit on various projects aligned with vision for operations consulting at Deloitte. She is the list and part of the Golden Key society healthcare in SA and seeks to develop himself founder of the youth-led organisation Africa throughout his undergraduate studies. During further through his studies abroad. In September Matters, which empowers young Africans to his time at UCT, Safa was the deputy head 2017, Safa will start an MSc in Entrepreneurship reject the notion that Africa is corrupt and poor, student of Kopano Residence, chair of the UCT focused on healthcare innovation at University and to change the narrative by reshaping the residence outreach council, lead scholar of the College London. He looks forward to the meeting way we look at Africa and leading in all spaces. Gallagher Foundation and headed the planning passionate entrepreneurs from all over the world Farai is an activist and an unapologetic African and execution of the UCT CANSA Shavathon. In and sharing ideas and experiences throughout feminist. She was an active voice in 2015, he was selected as one of 19 South his year abroad. #FeesMustFall, #EndRapeCulture and the Africans to participate in the South Africa * email@example.com decolonise university movement. Farai is one Washington International Program (SAWIP), a of three Queen’s Young Leaders for South seven-month leadership programme aimed at Africa for 2017 for founding Africa Matters and developing future leaders of South Africa is also a South African Ambassador for the through exposing them to various aspects of International One Young World Summit. servant leadership, political and economic context of SA, community engagement and * firstname.lastname@example.org professional life. Through SAWIP, Safa completed an internship in Washington DC with an engineering consultancy focused on creating electrical infrastructure in Africa. In the following year, he served as a SAWIP team manager. In his spare time, Safa enjoys playing and coaching cricket and rugby.
10 11 Tshepo Mosaka Keyan Jardine 2017 FirstRand Foundation scholarship 2017 FirstRand Oxford African Studies PhD, Nottingham University scholarship MSc in African Studies, University of Oxford Tshepo is from Dobsonville on the northern Keyan Jardine completed his Bachelor of Arts South Africa’s prison gangs while at Oxford. border of Soweto. He holds an LLB from Wits, with honours in history in 2016, under the He is certain that his time at Oxford will help LLM from UCT and will be studying towards a auspices of the National Research Foundation him to conduct a historically sensitive PhD at the University of Nottingham for the next Chair in Local Histories and Contemporary theoretical analysis of the mythology and three years. For the past year and a half, Realities, which is based at the University of ideology of the prison gangs. In this way, he Tshepo has spent his time as a candidate Witwatersrand. During his time there Keyan hopes to provide reasons for the magnetic attorney at ENSAfrica. was, among other things, a representative on influence of these gangs, both inside the the University of the Witwatersrand School of prisons and on the streets, for young men. His research interests include the law, science Social Sciences Student Council and a recipient Ultimately, he believes that the key to and philosophy of evidence, African customary of the prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate combating gangsterism and the effects thereof law, constitutional and administrative law. Fellowship. At Oxford, he will be reading is to possess a thorough understanding the Although Tshepo ultimately hopes to contribute towards an MSc in African Studies. phenomenon at the theoretical level. towards the writing of an African customary law code of evidence, his ambitions for Having majored in both history and philosophy * email@example.com purposes of his doctoral studies are far more before completing his honours in history, Keyan modest. is interested in the exploring the intersections of the two disciplines as a means through which In particular, Tshepo will be considering the to better understand our world and our past. possibility of relevancy assessments (in the Broadly, he believes one way that this is context of trials and applications proceedings) possible is through an analysis of the ways and being undertaken under supernatural (as different capacities in which ideology has, and opposed to empirical) epistemic conditions. He continues to, operate in society. With this in is also interested in contributing towards other mind, Keyan’s honours research uncovered societal projects, such as decolonising much of the early history of two Coloured street university education and unearthing indigenous gangs in Johannesburg, and suggested some African knowledge, building Pan-Africanist compelling reasons for their rise and institutions, and rebuilding a new ontology and development. Taking his research one step culture of African people. further, Keyan plans to delve into the world of * firstname.lastname@example.org
12 13 Russel Daries Mogwale Motebejane 2016 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2016 FirstRand Foundation scholarship MSc in Machine Learning, University College London Research Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology, Tufts University School of Medicine Russel has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Outside of the academic sphere, Russel took up Mogwale is a neurosurgeon from Inkosi Albert His research work on the Demographic and the University of Cape Town. He is currently university rowing and competed at two racing Luthuli hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. His special Angioarchitectural Features Predictive Brain completing an MSc in Machine Learning at events in Newcastle and Cambridge for the UCL interest is in the field of interventional Arteriovenous Malformation Hemorrhagic and University College London. After graduating in Novice Men’s Eight rowing team. He also neuroradiology. After completion of his Seizure Presentation in KwaZulu-Natal was 2013 from UCT, Russel joined Denel Dynamics completed his most gruelling challenge yet, the FC Neurosurgery in 2013, he registered for the accepted for publication by interdisciplinary in the guidance and control department as an 2017 London Marathon in rhino suits with fellow certificate in interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery, advanced techniques and case engineer in January 2014. His work primarily FirstRand alumnus, Michael Schmid. This known as PLANET (Pierre Lasjaunias management. This research work was presented focused on mathematical simulation and challenge was done in collaboration with the Neurovascular Education Team) course offered at the combined CNS/AANS conference held in software development for flight control UK-based charity, Save The Rhino, and they by University of Toronto and acquired the Houston Texas, USA in February 2017. applications at Denel Dynamics. manage to raise GBP3 000 in the process. certificate in November 2014. Mogwale presented his work on neuro-oncology The year at UCL thus far has exposed him to a * email@example.com In 2016, Mogwale went to do his research at the World Federation of Neurological plethora of research topics ranging from fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology in Surgeons conference 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. computational neuroscience at the Gatsby Lahey Hospital and Medical Centre, Boston, He is also due to present the work from his Computational Neuroscience Unit to teaching USA. His research topic was on the Foramen masters dissertation at the World Federation of robots how to learn through Google DeepMind. Magnum Dural Arteriovenous Fistula. He Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology His master’s dissertation focuses on a research submitted the manuscript to the Operative conference in Budapest, Hungary in October area called Reinforcement Learning whereby Neurosurgery Journal for publication. During 2017. Mogwale completed his Masters degree robots are taught to perform abstract tasks his research fellowship in Boston, he presented (Neurosurgery) at the University of KwaZulu- through positive and negative reinforcement, his work at several international meetings. One Natal, while doing his research fellowship in much like children’s behaviour is shaped in the work on Intracranial Meningiomas in the Era of interventional neuroradiology in Boston, USA. same way. Human Immunodeficiency Viruses and In June 2016, the International Academy of Antiretroviral Therapies received one of the Independent Medical Evaluators in Illinois highest points from the Congress of Chicago, USA, certified him as an independent Neurological Surgeons conference held in disability impairment evaluator, before his return San Diego, USA on 26 -30 September 2016. to South Africa. The manuscript produced from this work Mogwale’s dream is to see the field of was preselected for publication by the interventional neuroradiology expand and cater Clinical Neurosurgery Journal, for the larger population of South Africa and September 2017 edition. beyond. * firstname.lastname@example.org
14 15 Genna Gardini Brandon Finn Esther Christine McFarlane Ingrid Penzhorn 2016 FirstRand Foundation scholarship 2015 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2015 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2015 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship PhD in Drama, Queen Mary University of MSc in Urban Studies, University College International Comparative Education Master MSc in Global Mental Health, London London Program, Columbia University King’s College London Genna Gardini is a writer based in Cape Town. Brandon conducts research on informality, Esther recently completed her masters studies Ingrid had the privilege of completing an MSc She holds an MA in Theatre-making (Playwriting) democracy and state formation in relation to in International Educational Development at in Neuroscience at King’s College London from the University of Cape Town. Genna has won contemporary African cities. His work focuses Teachers College, Columbia University in New where she was introduced to the immensely various awards for her work as a poet and on spaces of urbanisation that receive less York for which she received the FirstRand complex cellular and molecular underpinnings playwright, including the DALRO New Coin Poetry scholarly attention than they ought to – Laurie Dippenaar scholarship. During her of the brain and its pathology. She is now Prize. Her debut poetry collection, Matric Rage, especially given the global demographic studies in New York she took on a consultancy expanding upon that knowledge by training as was published by uHlanga in 2015 and received necessity of theorising and planning for cities with the UNESCO liaison office at the United an anatomical pathologist at the University of a commendation for the 2016 Ingrid Jonker on the world’s youngest and fastest urbanising Nations Headquarters, working on the UN Stellenbosch. Although her current focus of Prize. She is the co-founder of Horses’ Heads continent. He is a recipient of the Nigerian Secretary General’s Global Education First research is on the role of viral infections in the Productions, a queer theatre company, and a Fellowship for Distinguished African Students at Initiative. After graduating from Columbia development of certain blood cancers, her member of PlayRiot, the South African Harvard University. earlier this year, she moved to Myanmar to training as general pathologist at Tygerberg playwrights’ collective. In 2016, Genna curated work with UNESCO as an education analyst in Hospital affords her ample exposure to His previous research has focused on the work support of the country’s education reforms neuropathology, in which she still has a special Poetic Licence, where students wrote and of young men in Freetown and Kigali – often and the protection of its cultural heritage. interest. Her experience at a world class performed work about their experiences of public falling outside the prescriptive city plans university in London has prepared her transport, for Infecting the City Session II. Before moving to New York, Esther studied spearheaded by the Sierra Leonean and extremely well for the current challenges she She was a 2016 National Fellow at the Institute educational policy and planning at the Rwandan governments. Brandon has also faces. She is grateful to be contributing to the for Creative Arts and presented her project about University of Cape Town and was selected for a worked on contextualising South Africa’s wave public health care system and would like to women and chronic illness, MS Independent: Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. She taught as a of protest movements as constitutive of a continue playing an active part in South African Diagnosis, at the 2017 Live Art Festival. Genna full-time teacher at Claremont High School, a continuum-based notion of popular sovereignty, health sciences. currently works as a drama lecturer at CityVarsity school in Cape Town specifically aimed at and a DfID sponsored research project and poetry editor for Prufrock magazine and The empowering learners from disadvantaged * email@example.com assessing urban land-based value policies and Single Story Foundation Journal. backgrounds to access tertiary education taxation in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a South Genna will be pursuing a PhD in Drama at Queen African PhD Urban Planning student at Harvard institutions. She has also been involved with Mary University of London. Her proposed doctoral University and completed his BA and BSocSci school-based projects in various African research involves looking at depictions of women Honours (first class) at the University of Cape countries. Esther is interested in always finding and members of the LGBTQIAP+ community with Town, before being awarded a FirstRand Laurie better ways in which education can contribute multiple sclerosis. She will also be producing new Dippenaar scholarship to complete his MSc in to a country’s sustainable and prosperous writing for live performance around the same Urban Studies (distinction) at University College development. topic. London. Outside of academia, Brandon loves * firstname.lastname@example.org long-distance running. * email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org
16 17 Thato Masiangoako Andrew Linden Gift Pule Michael Schmid 2015 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2014 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2014 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2014 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship MSc in African Politics at the School of DPhil in Population Health, University PhD in Stem Cell Research, University of Cape Masters in Micro and Nanotechnology Oriental and African studies of Oxford Town and University of Montreal Enterprise, University of Cambridge Thato was awarded the FirstRand Laurie Andrew is a Clarendon Scholar and a Fellow of Gift is an investment analyst at Allan Gray, Michael completed his masters degree in Dippenaar scholarship in 2015 to read towards the Actuarial Society of South Africa. He holds covering a diverse range of sectors and micro and nanotechnology enterprise at the an MSc in African Politics at the School of an MSc in Global Health Science from the industries. He joined the financial services and University of Cambridge in July 2015. The Oriental and African Studies (University of University of Oxford and a MBus Sc in Actuarial asset management sector in 2016. masters course is one of its kind, combining London) where she recently graduated. There Science from the University of Cape Town. an in-depth multidisciplinary scientific Gift holds a doctoral degree in human genetics Thato looked at the public order policing of the Andrew is currently pursuing a DPhil in programme with a global perspective on the from the University of Cape Town where he 2015/16 student protests in South Africa as a Population Health where his research aims to commercial opportunities and business published over 12 peer-reviewed journal framework for better understanding state- provide insight into the mechanisms practice necessary for the successful articles and presented at over 15 national and society relations and the particular function of underlying common diseases in ethnically exploitation of innovation in micro and international conferences. Gift was also a policing in the mediation of this relationship. diverse populations. Prior to Oxford, Andrew nanotechnology. Through his thesis work, he pre-doctoral fellow in the Department of Before leaving for the UK, she had begun worked as an actuarial consultant in London, connected with a start-up producing advanced Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor reading towards an MA in Politics at the Stockholm and Cape Town. materials such as graphene and carbon College of Medicine, Houston, USA. He has had University of the Witwatersrand where she has nanotubes, where he is now heading up their He is passionate about experiencing new scholarships from the Mellon Mays Foundation, since returned to complete her studies. Her business development work. places and cultures, and has travelled to Mandela Rhodes, Fulbright, FirstRand Laurie masters project looks at the ways in which Dippenaar and the Oppenheimer Memorial Always up for a challenge, Michael ran the more than 50 countries, mostly in the student activists, community activists and Trust. 2017 London Marathon with Russel Daries developing world. migrants in Johannesburg experience and (also a FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar alumnus) in understand the law in South Africa based on * email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org rhino suits to raise money and awareness for their experiences of arrest and brief Save The Rhino. Together, Michael and Russel incarceration. raised GBP3 000, which is being used to fund Prior to her time in the UK, she was the project numerous rhino conservation programmes in assistant for the Constitution Hill Education southern Africa. Project which is an NPO centred on teaching * email@example.com human rights, constitutionalism and the importance of active citizenship to young people. In line with her passion for working with young people, Thato joined the Wits Writing Centre where she now works with both undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop their academic writing skills. * firstname.lastname@example.org
18 19 Matthew Gadd Shahida Moosa Charlotte Slingsby 2013 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2013 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2013 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship DPhil Engineering Science, University of PhD in Molecular Genetics, University of Masters in Innovation Design Engineering, Oxford Cologne Imperial College London and Royal College of Art Matt started at Oxford’s Keble College in Shahida studied medicine at the University of Charlotte graduated in July 2015 from Imperial study in an underground train tunnel to capture October 2013 and is now nearing the end of a the Witwatersrand. Following her internship College London and Royal College of Art with the wind energy of passing trains. Highlights DPhil, which is focused on data sharing and community service years, she spent some double masters degrees in both sciences and include funding from Shell LiveWIRE as a policies for the targeted trading of navigation time working in paediatrics before choosing to art, in Innovation Design Engineering, thanks to Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist (2016) expertise amongst fleets of intelligent vehicles. specialise in medical genetics. In 2012, the essential support of the FirstRand Laurie and being recognised on Forbes 30 Under 30 He is now more than ever committed to Shahida graduated as the first primary Dippenaar scholarship. Charlotte previously Europe List 2017 in three categories, including achieving social justice through his work and specialist in medical genetics in southern graduated with a more traditional engineering science and healthcare. these technologies. Africa. She is currently pursuing a PhD in order degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering at the Charlotte simultaneously co-founded Nettoken to realise her dream of becoming a University of Cape Town (2013). After completing * email@example.com Limited, which is developing a cybersecurity clinician-scientist, so that she can improve her masters, however, it was the overlap of product to help tidy and manage the both patient care and the level of clinical design thinking and technical skills that set her ever-increasing number of accounts that research in South Africa. off to establish her two final year master’s people sign up to. With a deep user-centred projects as London-based startups. Shahida says not a day goes by without her research and design approach, Nettoken is learning something new with each day being Charlotte’s self-started company, Moya Power, is based at InnovationRCA (the Royal College of unique. She is honoured and blessed to be able researching and developing an alternative wind Art business incubator) and has been granted to work at a university, which is only one of a energy harvester. Unlike the traditional approach a patent in a novel method of authentication. very few which has attained excellence status. of using turbines, she is developing what can be Nettoken looks to release its first product Working at the University of Cologne she is regarded as a flexible building textile to convert in 2018. surrounded by the best researchers, who are wasted urban space into energy generating * firstname.lastname@example.org world leaders in their fields; exposed on a daily hubs. While working together with London’s basis to the newest and best available CrossRail, through their Innovate18 Programme, technologies; and is an integral part of research, she completed a temporary installation and case which has a direct impact on the lives of patients and their families.
20 21 Thyla van der Merwe Andrew Paverd Matthew Butler-Adam 2012 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2011 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2012 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship MSc in Information Security at Royal DPhil Computer Science, University of Oxford MSc in Economics for Development, University Holloway, University of London of Oxford Thyla is currently a member of the Centre for After completing his BSc and MSc degrees in Today, Matthew works as a consultant at Bain Matthew has South African sports colours for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Electrical and Computer Engineering at the & Company where he has been involved in ice hockey, rowed in his college’s first men’s boat Holloway, University of London, funded by the University of the Witwatersrand and the strategy work in financial services, telecoms, at Oxford, played in Harvard’s Men’s College ice Engineering and Physical Sciences Research University of Cape Town respectively, Andrew mining and the public sector, as well as in hockey club, and is now an avid amateur Triathlete Council (UK). Prior to starting her PhD, Thyla read for a DPhil in Computer Science at the commercial due diligences in the private equity – having completed three Ironman 70.3’s completed an MSc in Information Security at University of Oxford. His doctoral research practice area. Matthew was also the director in the last few years. Matthew was ranked South Royal Holloway where she was awarded the developed new approaches for enhancing of Bain social impact and is currently in the Africa’s top school debater in Matric, and South prize for the most outstanding student on the security, improving privacy, and building trust in early phase of establishing Bain’s first Africa Africa’s top university debater while at UCT. MSc programme and a Computer Weekly- next-generation computing and communication Education practice area. He has also been Search Security award for her dissertation on systems, such as the smart energy grid. He * email@example.com employed by various research units at Harvard the cryptographic mechanisms used in successfully defended his thesis in February and Oxford as well as well as at SALDRU, transport ticketing. Thyla represented South 2016. J-PAL, and IPA – primarily involved in Africa on the International Organisation for randomised control trials as well as Since completing his DPhil, Andrew has taken Standardisation committee responsible for up a post-doctoral research position at Aalto cross-sectional and panel econometric standardising cryptographic mechanisms and analyses. University in Finland. In addition to research, he protocols for five years. Her contributions to has enjoyed taking on greater lecturing Matthew has a Master’s degree in Policy this committee drew greatly on her experience responsibilities and supervising several masters (Education specialisation) from Harvard as a former industry cryptographer. and doctoral students. In August 2017, he will University and a Master of Science degree in present a summer academy in Switzerland on Economics for Development from the University Thyla’s research focuses on the security of the topic of Legal and Technical Aspects of of Oxford where he was awarded the Luca protocols and she recently participated in the Digital Privacy, organised by the Studienstiftung d’Agliano prize for the best dissertation, Berkman Klein Assembly programme at des deutschen Volkes (German Academic graduating top of his class. His undergraduate Harvard University. The aim of the programme Scholarship Foundation). Earlier this year, degree at the University of Cape Town was a was to bring together individuals from industry Andrew was selected as a recipient of the PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) and academia to solve problems in prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Cybesecurity which was awarded with distinction in all cybersecurity. During her time at Harvard, Scholar Award, which will enable him to spend subjects. His research includes the effects of Thyla worked on two Internet of Things (IoT) six months as a visiting researcher in the gender, race, and language on labour market projects and even ventured into the realm of USA in 2018. outcomes; analyses of the intra-household law, drafting a technology law paper with a allocation of resources; as well as the labour colleague at Harvard Law School. Thyla * firstname.lastname@example.org supply curves of South African sex workers. remains active and has recently taken up boxing. * email@example.com
22 23 Nkazi Sokhulu David Hofmeyr David Watson 2011 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2010 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2010 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship MBA, Columbia University MA in Organisational Mathematics, MPhil in Civil Law, University of Oxford Edinburgh University Nkazi is the chief operations officer and David completed his MSc at Edinburgh in After studying at University of Oxford, Dave did co-founding member at FNB Life, and is 2011, and thereafter entered a doctoral a clerkship at the Constitutional Court where championing a number of innovations to programme at Lancaster University. For his he was a law clerk to the Chief Justice Sandile change the life insurance industry; including PhD research, David was awarded the Ngcobo, and Justices Johan Froneman and achieving the fastest funeral claims payouts Kingsman Prize, given to the best doctoral Raymond Zondo. He then held a brief research and allowing customers to digitally interact researcher in the department of management position at the Max Planck Institute for Max with their polices via online/app/cellphone science over the preceding three years. After Planck Institute for Comparative and banking. After working as the executive the completion of his PhD, he then took up a International Private Law where he researched assistant to the CEO of Old Mutual, Nkazi cut post-doctoral fellowship within the STOR-i the impact of constitutional norms on private his teeth in the company’s long-term insurance centre for doctoral training, also at Lancaster law. distribution business division. He has worked University, which ended in December 2016. Dave now practices as an advocate, and is a as a management consultant and investment Starting in January of this year, David assumed member of Thulamela Chambers. His practice banker in five countries, and is a member of a position as senior lecturer in the is a mixture of public and private law. Recent the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Finance Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science cases that he has been involved in include: a Committee. Nkazi is a UCT finance at Stellenbosch University. Although most of case concerning the role of good faith in the undergraduate and obtained his MBA from his time is devoted to finding his feet in this law of contract; the jurisdiction of the Columbia University, which was made possible new and sometimes daunting role, he Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa through the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar continues to work on his research. His main over non-members; waste disposal disputes; scholarship. research focus (broadly speaking) is on and delinquency applications. Dave also efficient algorithms for tackling modern * firstname.lastname@example.org appears in commercial arbitrations covering data-based problems, in which the number of topics such as contractual disputes, data may be very large or where each datum is professional liability claims, and financing described by a very large number of variables. arrangements. Dave also does pro bono work, A current project involves looking at using including matter representing communities gene expression sequences to predict the against mining conglomerates and traditional response of cancerous tumours to a variety of authorities. different treatment options. Although in its infancy, this project seems guaranteed to * email@example.com satisfy both David’s desire for mathematical intrigue and the potential for important practical applicability. * firstname.lastname@example.org
24 25 Lucy Corkin Gus Waschefort Ben Winks Maryke Bailey 2008 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2007 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2009 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship 2009 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship PhD in Political Science, School of Oriental PhD in Law, School of Oriental and African Advanced LLM, Leiden University MPhil in Intellectual History, University of and African Studies Studies Sussex Lucy completed her PhD in Political Science Gus Waschefort is a senior lecturer at the After graduating cum laude from Leiden Maryke spent the last quarter of 2016 from the School of Oriental and African Studies School of Law, University of Essex. Prior to University with an advanced master’s degree in contracting out to Instill Education, for whom (SOAS) University of London in 2011, funded joining the University of Essex, he held international law (specialising in peace, justice she developed and delivered professional by the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship. academic appointments at the University of and development) in 2010, Ben spent a year development programmes for teachers. She Her work was published by Ashgate (now Pretoria, as lecturer, and the University of serving as a judges’ clerk at the Constitutional also spent another semester lecturing at Wits Taylor and Francis) as Uncovering Agency: South Africa, as associate professor. Between Court of South Africa. He then completed his Education Campus. In 2017, Maryke continued Angola’s Management of China’s Credit Lines 2011 and 2013, Gus was appointed as legal articles and practised as an attorney until to contract out to Instill Education. She also and has been translated into Portuguese. advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on 2016. Ben now practices as an independent started working on a project supported by the Following a brief post-doc at the BRICS Policy extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. advocate, specialising in constitutional and National Institute for Humanities and Social Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Lucy joined Gus has also been a visiting researcher to the international law. Ben values the freedom and Sciences to produce history resources to RMB’s prestigious Class of Programme in International Law Centre of the Swedish flexibility this role affords him, to undertake support and strengthen history teaching and 2012, through which she rotated through National Defence University, as well as the more pro bono and academic work , as well as learning in South Africa. On a personal note, various divisions at RMB, before her passion Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, at to spend more time with his wife and Maryke became a mom in July 2017, and is for all things Africa saw her take up the role of New York University. 18-month old son. spending time on maternity leave and cuddling business manager for RMB Africa in her daughter. Gus’s primary research interests relate to * email@example.com September 2016. contemporary challenges in the context of * firstname.lastname@example.org Lucy continues to dabble in academia and has armed conflict in Africa, including working been known to write the odd think piece and towards enhancing the level of participation make cameo appearances at conferences on from within Africa in the global discourse on Africa’s financial landscape, the BRICS the law of armed conflict. With a background in grouping or African countries’ relations with photojournalism, Gus has extensive experience China. Lucy, and her husband Rolf, look working within active conflict zones in Africa, forward to introducing their two-year old son, including the Democratic Republic of the Kai, to his baby sister, due in early September Congo, Liberia, South Sudan and Angola. 2017. * email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org
26 27 MOMENTUM DIPPENAAR Christie Dorfling SCHOLARSHIP 2009 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship MSc in Engineering, University of Cambridge Christie is currently a lecturer at the Department of Process Engineering at Stellenbosch University. His career in academia allows him to pursue his passions for teaching and research. His research focuses on process Mluleki Shongwe development and process improvement for the 2013 Momentum Dippenaar scholarship recovery of base and precious metals. His most recent projects evaluate processing LLM in Finance and Law, Duisenberg options for the recovery of metals such as School of Finance copper and gold from electronic waste. Metal recycling from waste will become increasingly important from an economic and Mluleki is the associate general counsel at HSBC Bank – environmental management perspective. Johannesburg Branch and a tutor for the law of contract course at In his spare time, Christie enjoys exploring the Unisa. He specialises in banking, finance and capital markets Stellenbosch surroundings transactions. He was awarded the scholarship to study an LLM in Finance and Law at the Duisenberg School of Finance in the * email@example.com Netherlands, which he completed in 2014. He also holds a LLB (completed with distinction) from the University of Zululand and a LLM in Banking and Stock Exchange Law from the University of Johannesburg. He is involved in providing mentorship to high school students and law students at the University of Zululand. * firstname.lastname@example.org
28 29 Leanne Brady Tracey Millin 2011 Momentum Dippenaar scholarship 2010 Momentum Dippenaar scholarship MSc in Public Health, London School of MSc Education: Language, Theory and Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Practice, Edinburgh University Leanne completed her MSc in Public Health at The project aims to understand the way the After completing an MSc Education at the Given the positive outcome of her study, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical South African health system has changed since University of Edinburgh, Tracey returned to with a generous post-doctoral fellowship from Medicine in 2012. Since then, she has worked the end of apartheid. She is also a pre-doctoral South Africa to teach English at a secondary the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, Tracey is in both a public health and clinical capacity in student currently working on a proposal that will school level and academic literacy development currently working on furthering her research in a number of different settings in South Africa, focus on violence and the health system. in higher education. During this time, Tracey academic literacy development at the Higher Swaziland, Malawi, India and Sierra Leone. She experienced first-hand the discrepancy between Education Development Centre at the University A new area of her work involves documentary has also started lecturing health policy the skills developed in the National Senior of Otago, New Zealand. She is currently a photography and film of the health system. She University of the Western Cape. Certificate and the skills required to access and visiting academic fellow at Otago University. presented her photo-essay #morethanebola at succeed at university. For this reason, Tracey Tracey has big dreams of returning to South She has a specific interest in social justice the Health Systems Global conference in in embarked on a doctoral study at Stellenbosch Africa and consulting with farmers in the and developing equitable health systems in low 2016 and is currently working on a University investigating an academic literacy Winelands and Overberg region to help address resource settings. Leanne is currently a documentary called ‘Life on the Road’ - a film intervention to address unequal academic low academic achievement of children in the research fellow at the Health Policy and about the attacks on ambulances in Mitchells literacy development at schools in South Africa, area. Systems Division at the University of Cape Plain. She is also continuing her work as part of especially for students who do not have English Town where she is working on a health the street photography collective In her spare time, Tracey still loves to hit the as their native language. The results of her systems strengthening project in partnership @therealcityofcapetown. trails with her hubby in and around Dunedin and study showed that, with the right intervention, with the provincial Department of Health. hopes to find time to go snowboarding too. * email@example.com students from impoverished schools can “catch-up” in academic writing performance * firstname.lastname@example.org to those students from more well-resourced schools.
30 31 Kyla Brady Dominique Schafer Willem Klopper 2009 Momentum Dippenaar scholarship 2008 Momentum Dippenaar scholarship 2008 Momentum Dippenaar scholarship PhD Stem Cell Research, University of Bristol MSc in African Studies, University of Oxford MA in Management Research, University of Oxford Kyla completed her PhD in Stem Cell Biology at Dominique is now in her fifth year of working After returning from his studies at Oxford, the University of Bristol in 2014. She then for RB Africa, where she is a consultant and Willem joined the FirstRand group for three accepted a postdoctoral research associate director. RB develops and implements years on their CA Training Programme. After position in the Institute of Integrative Biology at performance focused solutions for qualifying as a CA(SA) in 2012, Willem moved to the University of Liverpool. Over the past year, management, unions and workforces, a private equity/infrastructure fund, Pembani she has continued working on an Innovate focusing on driving performance through Remgro Infrastructure Managers, as part of the UK-funded research project to further develop people, communication and effective fund’s deal team. a stem cell-based product to repair meniscal relationships. cartilage. Specifically, her research has During his time with the fund Willem spent a lot 2017 has been a year of change. In February of time travelling other African countries in focused on optimising a model to study the Dominique became a mother to Finley, and has search of investment opportunities in repair response to damaged meniscus tissue embraced the reordering of priorities and infrastructure projects and companies that mediated by stem cells. This project has sense of wonder that motherhood brings. support the growth of Africa’s resource-focused provided a unique insight into the practices and processes required to develop a cell She is still based in East London and on the industries. therapy for clinical trial application and she has weekends you will find her park running (or Willem recently moved to the Eric Ellerine Trust thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with walking with baby in a sling) and enjoying the where he plays an active role in the commercial partners involved in establishing Eastern Cape’s natural beauty with her family. implementation of the company’s investment cell banks, product packaging and designing * email@example.com strategy and monitoring of their existing specialised tools alongside a surgical team. portfolio. Now in its final year, Kyla remains immensely Willem is based in Johannesburg and outside of interested in this work and contributing to the work has remained an active sportsman. He fundamental science building blocks which are plays cricket, tennis and squash on a an integral component in transforming this regular basis. therapy from the lab bench to bedside for clinical application. Non-scientific * firstname.lastname@example.org achievements include conquering Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, accompanied by her adventurous dachshunds! * email@example.com
32 33 FIRSTRAND ASSISTANCE BURSARIES Deena Dinat Tiffany Ebrahim 2013 FirstRand assistance bursary 2013 FirstRand assistance bursary MA in English Literature, University of British MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society, Columbia Amsterdam University Deena graduated with an MA in English Tiffany is a researcher at the Socio-Economic Literature from the University of British Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI). She has Columbia in 2015. His thesis explored the ways an MSc in Sociology, specialising in gender in racialised migrants challenged forms of studies, from the University of Amsterdam. She Sydelle Smith power in post 9/11 New York City. It asked how received her BA Honours degree in Political 2014 FirstRand assistance bursary migrant stories provide opportunities for critique Studies with distinction through the National agency and resistance inside the nexus of Research Foundation (NRF) Chair in Local MSc in African Studies, University of Oxford western modernity. Thanks to the support of the Histories and Present Realities at the University FirstRand assistance bursary, Deena was also of the Witwatersrand. During her time at SERI, Sydelle is a visual storyteller and entrepreneur. Holding an MSc in lucky enough to present his work at several Tiffany has been involved in the implementation African Studies from the University of Oxford through the generous conferences across North America. phase of the Public Interest Legal Services in FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar and Oppenheimer Memorial Trust South Africa: Project Report, which is a study scholarships, she is inspired by media advocacy approaches in Deena is currently at the beginning of his commissioned by the Ford Foundation and documenting social injustices. She co-founded the NGO, Sunshine second year of a PhD at the University of British RAITH Foundation that explored the nature of Cinema, a solar-powered mobile advocacy platform, and is a partner Columbia. His work in preparation for his public interest legal services sector in South in Makhulu Media. Through Sunshine Cinema, she aims to build a dissertation considers the postcolonial Africa, the context in which it operates and how media advocacy platform in Africa, which will ultimately give grassroot South African state, particularly questions its value and impact can be best characterised. voices a chance to be heard, creating the necessary dialogues across around how and when the nation is posited as a Tiffany is currently involved in informal current economic, generational and prejudicial lines. Through the political, cultural, and aesthetic project in the settlement action research and policy advocacy production company, Makhulu Media, which is owned by her husband, wake of the liberation movement. How has the focused on in situ upgrading of informal Rowan Pybus, the duo worked with LGBTI activists and honoured nation been constructed, from a future-yet-to- settlements through the implementation of the environmental local heroes in the DRC, Malawi, Kenya and Zambia. be to the historical-present? How has South Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme Closer to home, they have worked with youth affected by HIV-related African literature grappled with the promise of to improve access to basic services, livelihood issues. She recently survived a car crash returning from Botswana the nation to come, and then the nation that is? strategies and tenure security in informal with her husband, in which her right index finger was partially While not reading Deena likes taking settlements across Gauteng, North West, amputated. Surviving the accident has given her a whole new lease on photographs, playing football and trying to cook. Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. life and she is grateful it has not negatively affected her work. As a * firstname.lastname@example.org * email@example.com visual storyteller, Smith wants to focus on conceptions of belonging and identity in relation to white South African histories framed by settler heritage - through a long-term project called Un/Settled (extract from http://200ysa.mg.co.za/2017/sydelle-willow-smith/ * firstname.lastname@example.org
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