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The Ruth First Educational Trust provides opportunities for students from southern Africa to undertake postgraduate study at Durham University (UK)

The award of the 2020-21 Ruth First Scholarship has been deferred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic
The Scholarship has been awarded to Shamiso Zamba from Zimbabwe, who will take an MSc in Management (Supply Chain Logistics) in 2021-22

The people in the pictures above are (from left to right): Nomazile Chicho, Peter Okeno Ong’are, Bill Bryson, Mzwanele Tola and Simplicio Bhebhe

Patrons :

  • Dr Bill Bryson, writer, former Chancellor of Durham University
  • Sir Thomas Allen, opera singer and director, Chancellor of Durham University
  • Professor Chris Higgins, former Vice-Chancellor of Durham University
  • Gillian Slovo, writer, daughter of Ruth First and Joe Slovo

Supporting organizations: