In the News
There is no well-established pipeline of black or female academics in South Africa – or in Africa. It's one of the toughest challenges in transforming the university sector.
Among the recruitment challenges is insufficient infrastructural support for the long and expensive journey to PhD level.
Recognising the need for transformation of the country's academic cohort, US-based equity programme the Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Programme, funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, extended its programme to South Africa and UCT in 2002.
Marco Titus (2015 MMUF cohort) ends a successful run as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado at the Artscape Theatre. The Mikado will be the third production of the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society to represent South Africa at the annual international Festival of Gilbert and Sullivan and perform at the Buxton Opera House, in repertory with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, on Friday 7 August, and at the Skipton Town Hall on Sunday 9 August.
Last performance attended by MMUF fellows from the 2015 cohort, pictured here with Marco (Sunday 26 July 2015)