WHT Alumni, Sizwe Mpofu Walsh, on the SMWX platform.

In January 2019, we were especially excited to host WHT alumni, Sizwe Mpofu Walsh (South Africa, DPhil International Relations, Louis Dreyfus-Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann) for the termly WHT Alumni Teach In. The event was hosted at the Jam Factory, just a stone’s throw away from the WHT’s small office in the Saïd Business School. 

A musician, author and academic

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh holds an MPhil with distinction in International Relations from St Anne’s College, Oxford, where he studied 2013-15 as a Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholar. In 2015 he was awarded a second scholarship to continue his research at doctorate level as an Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann-Rausing/Abraham Scholar.

Sizwe  is an outspoken political commentator, scholar and musician. He was president of the University of Cape Town’s Students’ Representative Council in 2010. He holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a prominent member of the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford movement.

His book, Democracy and Delusion, won the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award. The book is accompanied by a rap album of the same name. He is currently pursuing a DPhil in International Relations at Oxford.

South African Elections 2019

Earlier this year, Sizwe launched a first-of-its-kind, Whatsapp news channel, the Sizwe Mpofu Walsh Xpereince which covers the impending South African elections including live Q&A’s, interviews with locals and commentary which intends to make the heavily anticipated national election, more accessible to South Africa’s massive youth electorate. 

Host a Teach-In

The Trust will be hosting more Teach-Ins with our Alumni Network and current scholars throughout the year. Scholars and Alumni are encouraged to request a teach-in by nominating themselves or another alumni to host the Forum.

To learn more about the WHT Network or how you can apply for the Scholarship, visit our website at www.whtrust.org where staff, scholars and Alumni are waiting to share their stories. #WHTWishYouWereHere

Questions? Please e-mail the Alumni Programme at Alumni@whtrust.org 


About the Scholar

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