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You are black excellence, vice-chancellor-elect Mamokgethi Phakeng tells Mastercard Foundation Scholars
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:30

This year, UCT welcomes 43 new Mastercard Foundation Scholars through its doors. UCT’s deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation, who succeeds Dr Max Price as vice chancellor in July 2018, gave the welcoming address to this year's cohort. 

Mastercard entrepreneurial learning journey
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:15

As part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a week of activities aimed at developing the entrepreneurial skills of the scholars on the programme did just that and more for scholars who joined the township tour.

Jeremiah Mutungi’s lifelong passion to make mobile work for Africa
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:45

I remember, as a child, walking several kilometres out of our village in Kenya, up mountainous terrain with my father as we searched for a spot where the signal was strong enough to support a call. I watched him as he was talking to these people on this gadget that seemed to collapse space and time, and I was awe-struck.

“Be a contender,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng tells MasterCard Foundation Scholars
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 09:00

“At every university, you get three types of students: spectators, pretenders and contenders,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation, told UCT’s MasterCard Foundation Scholars at their welcome reception in April.

MasterCard Foundation Scholar graduates ready to drive change in their communities
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:15

Having recently graduated from their respective fields of study at UCT, three MasterCard Foundation scholars – Christina Nyandoro, Ramontsheng Rapolaki, and Jeremiah Mutungi – are ready to take what they have learned and use it for good.

Postgraduate, Jeremiah Mutungi, wins Best Paper Award at ICTS conference
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:30

Jeremiah Mutungi, a master’s scholar from the Communications Research Group in the department of Electrical Engineering, received an award for one of the best three papers at the 19th Annual Southern African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC)

MasterCard Foundation Scholars are turning ideas into action
MasterCard Foundation Scholars are turning ideas into action
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 15:30

UCT MasterCard Foundation Scholars Fadzai Muramba and Christina Nyandoro recently attended the Clinton Global Initiative University 2016 meeting at the University of California, Berkley.

MasterCard Scholars 2016 cohort
MasterCard Scholars 2016 cohort off to a flying start
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 14:30

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town welcomed 20 new scholars for the 2016 cohort. As part of their orientation, the scholars set off on a tour of the Cape Peninsula where they had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with their new home away from home.

The MasterCard Foundation scholars at UCT
The MasterCard Foundation scholars share their Africa ambitions
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:15

UCT has welcomed its second cohort of MasterCard scholars, who are keen to make their contribution on the African continent – and they all have big ambitions to share.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2016
New MasterCard cohort enthusiastic about Africa’s future
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 08:00

On the surface, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UCT might appear to only be an opportunity for further education. For the young people participating in it, it provides a vehicle to fulfil their dreams.