Yonga Madikizela wins the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary
Yonga Madikizela, a fourth year LLB student is proud recipient of the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary. Awarded every ,the bursary covers a three-week educational tour of England and Scotland with a two-day stopover in Addis Ababa to visit the African Union Headquarters. Mr. Madikizela’s love for Public Interest Law and Human Rights influenced his career of choice, and has shaped the direction he hopes his professional career will take. He served on the executive committee of Students for Law and Social Justice (SLAJ) as well as Black Management Forum (BMF) student body, which is an inter- institutional project co- ordinated by BMF nationally.
An ecstatic Yonga said, “I am very pleased with the achievement and I am excited to be get this rare opportunity. With my interest in Human Rights, going to the headquarters of the African Union to see democracy at work will be special and being in England will enlighten and expose us to mature democratic structures such the United Kingdom”
Yonga is also a recipient of the Leigh Day LLB Scholarship, a scholarship run by the Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust. Yonga describes himself as a “21st century philanthropist”, believing in the power of entrepreneurial action to better the lives of the less fortunate communities and individuals.
Prof Sakhela Buhlungu has congratulated Mr Yonga Madikizela for being awarded the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary for 2019. “I have no doubt this will be a great experience and a stepping stone towards exposing Yonga to a world of limitless opportunities”, said the Vice Chancellor.