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South African Fellowship Program certificates awarded

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Professor Felton Earls, director of the Harvard South African Fellowship Program, recently awarded special certificates signed by interim President Derek Bok.

The 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,

Bok established the program in 1978 to address the needs of South Africans who were denied access to advanced education because of apartheid.

Intended for those South Africans who were educationally disadvantaged by past law and resource allocation, the program provides educational enrichment for men and women in mid-career.

Since its inception, more than 160 South Africans have studied at Harvard under the program. These South Africans, who have already shown considerable skill in their chosen fields before coming to Harvard, have assumed leadership positions when they returned home.

The 2006-07 Harvard South Africa Fellows

Vincent Botto, director, Legal Strategy, city of Cape Town, was a Mason Fellow and will be receiving a master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government.

Anton C. Pillay, chief operating officer, Coronation Fund Managers, completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School (HBS).

Tshilidzi Marwala, professor of electrical engineering; head, Control and Systems Research Group, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, completed the Program for Leadership Development at HBS.

William K. Modiba, lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Limpopo, studied health policy at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Muthundine Sigwadi, associate professor, Corporate Law, University of South Africa, Pretoria, is receiving the LL.M. from Harvard Law School.