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Zac Abel

Election Year: 2021

Election Constituency: Southern Africa

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: South African College School, Newlands & Corpus Christi 2021

Zac Abel


Zac graduated with an Honours in Economics from the University of Cape Town in 2019. During his studies, he focused on the public sector, development economics, and statistics, researching the effects of municipal fiscal policy on inequality in South Africa in his Honours year. Since graduating, Zac has worked for a management consultancy, gaining experience in the healthcare, retail and insurance spaces, and working on pro-bono projects in public health and education.Zac is passionate about development in Africa, with interests in improving health outcomes on the continent, and the use of stimulus packages and fiscal policy to achieve development and environmental goals. Zac also volunteers for the National Sea Rescue Institute, where he is a trainee Coxswain in Cape Town.