Rhodes Identifier: Diocesan College, Rondebosch & University 2021
Daniel is a South African student currently reading for the MPhil in International Relations, and is conducting research into the political economy of regional energy integration in Southern Africa. He is supervised by Professor Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, and conducts research assistance for Professor Karolina Milewicz. Daniel holds two degrees from the University of Cape Town (UCT), namely an honour’s degree in International Relations (with distinction) and a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (top student in the degree).
Daniel is a Fellow at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, and has served extensively in leadership positions concurrently with his studies. At Oxford, he is a founding member and Secretary of the Postgraduate Consultation Group (PGCG), advising University management and the Student's Union, as well as being the Course Representative for his degree. At UCT, he held multiple roles, ultimately sitting on the Students’ Representative Council, and received multiple awards for his efforts, including building UCT’s largest student-run entrepreneurship competition (“The Pitch”). Most recently, he worked with the One South Africa Movement during the organisation’s preparations for the 2021 Local Government Elections in South Africa. He worked underneath the leader of the movement, Mmusi Maimane, who was Leader of the Opposition in South Africa from 2015 to 2019.