South Africa-at-Large, 2015
Current Place of Residence: Grahamstown
University: Rhodes University
Current/Recent Course: Master of Science (Chemistry)
Nhlakanipho Colin Mkhize, born in Pietermaritzburg, is currently completing his studies in Chemistry. After completing his high school career as the top student at Carter High School, he went on to complete a Joint Honours degree in Physics and Chemistry at Rhodes University in 2012, and subsequently enrolled for a Masters degree in Chemistry. He is passionate about his community and is a keen participant of social programmes designed to better society; especially through education. He has received numerous leadership and service awards during his academic tenure and is also a respected member of the Catholic community of Grahamstown. He is interested in pursuing a DPhil in Material Science and thereafter applying his knowledge to the development of functional materials for the betterment of society.