Mandela Rhodes Foundation


Oxford University Press Southern Africa has been based in Cape Town since 1915.

We are a South African company, 74,9% owned by Oxford University Press, a division of Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and 25,1% by The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

Together we aim to promote leadership and scholarship in Africa, to benefit present and future generations.

In practice this means that dividends paid by Oxford University Press to The Mandela Rhodes Foundation funds Mandela Rhodes Scholarships – and support South African and African students to study at local universities.

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