Drought on her farm led Idah to study climate change
And help small-scale farmers adopt techniques to mitigate its affects
African Academia and Non Normative Sexualities Research
This conversation with Prof Gibson Ncube brings to the fore the personal experiences and perspectives of those attempting nuanced understandings of African Sexualities in the African academy.
Generating meaningful and publishable ideas in key areas of study
A webinar presented by UCT Dean of Science, Prof Maano Ramutsindela to Canon Collins scholars and alumni
Queer African Bodies at the Forefront of Resistance
Roundtable with Princess Sibanda and Sfundo Sosibo
Investigative Journalism in southern Africa
A Roundtable with Guy Berger and CanonCollins Journalism Scholars and Journalists
E-SIG Education Roundtable
Xolisa Guzula third spaces in language and literacy
Our second E-SIG Education Roundtable with Xolisa Guzula
Urban Planning Roundtable
Spatial Injustice in South African cities
An Urban Planning Roundtable with Michael Krause and Canon Collins urban planning and development scholars and alumni
Peace Building Roundtable
The unfinished business of transitional justice: building peace from below
A Roundtable with alum and respected peace builder Jeremy Brickhill and Canon Collins peace building scholars and alum
Education Roundtable with Ashley Visagie
The first E-SIG talk for the Canon Collins Education network of scholars and alumni
Facilitated by Dr Justice Mavedzenge
Framing Your Academic Law Research
Webinar for law applicants on how to frame research questions for research proposals.
People are Experts of their Health
#CanonCollinsAlum Merlary Chidavaenzi attained her MSc in Public Health at UCT, "I'm trying to make sure that people are in charge of their health, because people are the experts of their health." Her fieldwork in Gugulethu focused on supporting men to adhere to their treatment.
All the feels
Watch our Scholars Get the Good News
Getting a scholarship can change the lives of our brilliantly talented scholars
The first PhD in Practice in Theatremaking in South Africa
One Giant Step for Puppetry
Aja Marneweck's groundbreaking PhD in practice was the first of its kind in the country, and could not have been achieved without the support of the team behind the Ros Moger/Terry Furlong (RMTF) scholarship fund. When Sue Davidson from the RMTF recently visited Cape Town to conduct scholar selection interviews, she took a little time out to catch up with Aja. This is their story.
Meet Leigh Day Scholar 2019 Nwabisa Sobekwa
Law Shapes Lives
Leigh Day Scholar 2019 Nwabisa Sokekwa talks about her ambition to enable the reach of law into rural South Africa
Meet Leigh Day Scholar 2019 Yolisa Nocanda
The role of Lawyers in SAs Democracy
Law is the most important place where you can effect change, explains Yolisa Nocanda.
Meet Leigh Day 2019 Scholar Thando George
A Life of Public Service to Under-served Communities
Leigh Day sponsors 4th year LLB studies at the University of the Western Cape and the University of Fort Hare. Here is 2019 scholar Thando George talking about herself, her studies.
Leigh Day Scholar 2019
Passion to Empower Women and Children
We encourage our scholars to pay-it-forward and commend Leigh Day Scholar Micaela Jackson's active community service. In her video, Micaela shares her passion to empower women and children.
Using the law to advance a free and open society
The Political Importance of Law Scholarships
Funding law scholarships, especially public interest law, is indispensable to the work of building an open and just society. Trustee and #canoncollinsalum Justice Mavedzenge explains why we are able to do this with the help of partners like @matrixchambers #MCF1million
A Nelson Mandela scholar carves out a compassionate career in the courts
Derrick remembers his Robben Island days and reflects on how it has influenced his work as Public Prosecutor. From behind bars he obtained his matric, later he obtained two degrees in law including a Masters from Southampton (UK). Today his mission to build towards a more peaceful and reconciled South African society. This is Derrick's story.
A Handy Tool for Anyone Beginning or Refocusing their Careers
How to make a mini-CV
Career Coach (and alumnus) Bersan Lersch gives a tutorial on the mini-CV
Skill Up →
It was a fun and fiercely contested competition
Mandela Day Quiz
Beautiful Venue tick, Charming Host tick, Keen, super keen contestants tick. The Mandela Day Quiz charmed our socks off. And we all want a mug!
Speeches and Event Coverage
Videos from our Scholars' Conferences and Alumni Events
Igniting Connection for Social Justice 2022 Annual Scholars' Conference
This year’s conference created a space for this community of change makers to be fuelled and inspired for the upward climb toward justice in southern Africa.
Saturday night digital album
Justice Albie Sachs remembers Canon John Collins
We love what Sachs says about the power of listening.
Kumi Naidoo, Keynote Speaker of the 2022 Annual Scholars' Conference
Kumi talks about the conference theme
Online Scholars' Event 2020
Journeys in Changemaking
An online event held during the pandemic with a Panel Discussion with panelists: Dr Gilad Isaacs, Noncedo Madubedube and Mandi Mudarikwa
Conference 2019 #voicingresistance with keynote speakers #thisflag Evan Mawarire, Sarita Ranchod of Under the Rainbow and Kgotsi Chikane, author of Breaking the Rainbow, Building the Nation. Special thanks to conference partner Webber Wentzel Attorneys!
Thuli Madonsela's Keynote Address
Professor Thuli Madonsela is the former Public Protector of South Africa and the current chair of the Faculty of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University. She gave the keynote address at the Canon Collins Scholars' Conference 2018, which brought together researchers and activists for a weekend of debate and collaboration on the theme 'Challenging Boundaries, Claiming Rights.'
Canon Collins Alumni Seminar 2017
Professor Juliet Perumal: Women leading for social justice
On November 25th, Canon Collins alumni, scholars, partners and friends gathered for our second Annual Alumni Seminar at the Ford Foundation in Johannesburg. The theme of this year’s seminar was ‘Women leading for social justice’. Professor Juliet Perumal (Vice Dean of Research at the University of Johannesburg) is a leading thinker in the fields of Gender and Education. She led the seminar with a powerful presentation addressing the silencing of women's stories in history, her own “feminist awakening” and the need for progressive educational practices to critique patriarchal societal norms.