Apply For Nelson Mandela Foundation Scholarship In South Africa, For All 2018 / 2019


We are a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work, founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999. We are the custodian of his life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.

The Mandela Foundation Africa today acquired shares of 5 University Press in South Africa which will help fund its scholarship programme which are:  

University of Cape Town with 10.1% shares  
University of Pretoria  with 10.5% shares
University of South Africa
University of Johannesburg with 10.7% shares  
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University with 10.11% shares                                                                                
The board which is headed by Sello Hatang and the 5 School Vice Chancellor of Universities,  signed the deal which will help to ensure that there are “200 Mandela scholars a year by 2017”, Professor Jakes Gerwel, chairperson of the Mandela Foundation. The Foundation exists to build leadership capacity throughout Africa, through scholarships and training.

The aim of building future leaders is something that OUP is deeply committed to, as Dr Henry Reece, chief executive of the publisher’s worldwide operation, explained.

“For many years we’ve been serious about transformation and empowerment in Africa … [This partnership is] about investing in people who will be our future leaders in order to create an even better Africa. We are proud to be able to play a role in such a fundamental way,” Reece said in a press release.