Professor Felton Earls, director of the Harvard South African Fellowship Program, recently awarded special certificates signed by President Lawrence H. Summers to eight South African Fellows who studied in various programs throughout the University this past year. The Harvard South African Fellowship Program is funded by the President’s Office and the individual Schools that the fellows attend as part of the University’s commitment to the building of a new South Africa.
Harvard began this program in 1979 to address the needs of South Africans who were denied access to advanced education because of apartheid. It is still intended for those South Africans who were educationally disadvantaged by past law and resource allocation. It provides educational enrichment for men and women in midcareer. Since its inception, more than 150 South Africans have studied at Harvard under the program. These South Africans, who had already shown considerable skill in their chosen fields before coming to Harvard, have assumed leadership positions when they returned home.
The certificate recipients are:
Kwame Appiah-Yeboah, project manager, Standard Bank of South Africa, Johannesburg, was a special student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences focusing on technology and education.
Zaheed Kimmie, executive director, Community Agency for Social Enquiry, who is also an instructor in the Sociology Masters Program, University of Witwatersrand, was in the M.P.H. program at the School of Public Health.
Balabetse Leuta, attorney, Bowman Gilfillan Inc., was in the LL.M. Program at Harvard Law School. His interests are corporate law and teaching.
Levy Maduse, senior environmental adviser, Eskom Co., studied for his M.P.A. as a Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG).
Lebogang Malepe, project manager, Canada-South Africa Justice Linkage Project, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development, Republic of South Africa, studied for her M.P.A. as a Mason Fellow at KSG.
Tumelo Moloko, a consultant specializing in economic and political development, studied for her M.P.A as a Mason Fellow at KSG.
Derrick Msibi, executive director, Alternative Investments, Old Mutual Asset Managers (SA) (Pty) Ltd., studied in the Program in Management Development at Harvard Business School (HBS).
Trurman Zuma, director, Stanlib Unit Trust, studied in the Program in Management Development at HBS.