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Daniel Tate (2016G) Nominated for Rhodes Scholarship – 2021

Daniel has been nominated for the Diocesan College and Partner Schools Rhodes Scholarship – 2021.

Daniel Tate (2016G) attended Bishops Diocesan College, matriculating first in his class in 2016 with eight distinctions, being placed in the top twenty in the Western Cape for the NSC. He earned full colours for academics, leadership and music, serving as Deputy Head of Gray House and completing grade 8-level drum kit. He played first team hockey and served in several community service programmes as well as sitting on the Junior City Council of Cape Town. 

Daniel completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), graduating as the top student of the course. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and placed on the Dean’s Merit List each year. Currently, he is completing a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree in International Relations, also at UCT. 

Whilst at university, Daniel was awarded the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship and has been a Candidate Fellow at the Foundation since, participating in its programmes aimed at high-impact and responsible entrepreneurship. He was elected Deputy Head Student of Leo Marquard Hall Residence and Chairperson of the Academic Representatives’ Council and subsequently served as the Residences & Housing Coordinator of the SRC. He attained multiple awards for his work in these roles. He was instrumental in the formation of ‘The Pitch’, a large student entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor and Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Daniel has maintained his love for the sport through his time at university, playing club-level hockey and football, whilst pursuing his interests in the United Nations (UN) through participation in a recent Model UN competition, where he achieved Best Delegation. 

At Oxford, Daniel intends reading for a Master of Philosophy in International Relations, in which time he plans to conduct research into dealing with the challenges facing multilateral peacekeeping on the African continent. Ultimately, Daniel sees himself playing a leading role in the growth and transformation of intergovernmental institutions like the UN, especially with an eye to correcting global inequalities and promoting the interests of African states. 

Congratulations Daniel. 




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