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Timothy Abel

St Andrew's College, Grahamstown, 2014

Timothy Abel
  • Current Place of Residence: Grahamstown

  • University: Rhodes University

  • Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (2013)

Timothy completed his degree this year, having majored with distinction both in Economics and Instrumental Music Studies. He won the Dean of Students Leadership Award 2013, for leadership, extraordinary extramural achievement and involvement in community engagement. At present Timothy is working as a consultant researcher on the 2013 National Arts Festival Economic Impact Report. Music plays an essential role in his life. He was awarded National Colours for Music earlier this year, won the Charles Bryars Organ Scholarship in 2012 and has played viola with the National Youth Orchestra since 2011 and with the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010. He serves as President of Masincedane Society, a community engagement enterprise which runs soup kitchens, skills workshops and two community gardens. Longer-term Timothy sees himself pursuing an academic career which contributes to broadening the understanding of the mechanisms of economic development.