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By unknown | Apr 13, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Vusi Ndlovu

Vusi Ndlovu

This year's group of recipients of the Nelson Mandela Scholarship programme are the last but not the least.

This year marks the end of the 10-year scholarship programme.

One of the recipients , Rudzani Muloiwa, a paediatrician from Venda in Limpopo, said he had been wondering how he would be able to afford to travel abroad to further his studies.

"I heard of the scholarship and was wondering how I would manage to go overseas to further my studies.

"I want to come back and develop strategies so children in far-flung rural areas can access medical treatment the same way a child in the city can," Muloiwa said.

He said he was very excited at getting the scholarship.

"It is one of the best scholarships you can get. I am very grateful," he said.

Orefile Malope from Mafikeng in North West will be jetting off to the University of Manchester to study for a master's degree in development finance.

She is a senior financial analyst at Procter and Gamble, a pharmaceutical company.

For Busisiwe Vilakazi of Evaton in the Vaal, who started working for Eskom this year, the scholarship will allow her to work and study simultaneously.

She is an electrical engineer.

The three are among 14 post-graduate students who will be studying at different institutions in the UK.

They leave in August and will be away for a year.


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