Meet the Fellows
Hugo Canham comes to Harvard this fall as a Special Student with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Hugo is currently the Carnegie Projects Manager at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and is a part-time PhD student at the University. Prior to this, he worked for the South African Business Association for HIV/AIDS as well as lecturer of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Hugo plans to research employment equity and the development of professional identities in the South African banking industry, through the construct of psychological empowerment. Hugo has a both a Bachelors of Arts degree and Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Natal.
To hear more about Hugo Canham’s experience as a Harvard South Africa Fellow listen to a recent interview with the Committee on African Studies.
Fatima Cassim holds a Masters degree in Information Design from the University of Pretoria, where she now lectures. She is currently a full-time member of staff at the Department of Visual Arts and heads the Information Design division at the Department. She also serves as an adjudicator on a number of national design competitions and awards schemes. Fatima’s research focuses on the culture of design in the current creative economy and the strategic role of design within this changing environment. In particular, she is interested in the nature and application of design thinking and the possible impact it may have on design education. When she is not being an academic, she tries to exercise creative muscle by running around the globe. Fatima joins the Harvard community this fall as a Special Student with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Morne Edas will be arriving at Harvard this fall to participate in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is currently the Executive Director of Thembeka Capital, a Stellenbosch based private equity house. Past positions include Equity Analyst at Cadiz Asset Management, and Nuclear Component Engineering Manager at Eskom. Edas holds a B. Eng (Elec-Mech) and MBA, both from the University of Cape Town and is a CFA charterholder.
Alfredeen Jenneker joins the Harvard community this fall as a Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Master in Public Administration student. Alfredeen currently works as a Legal and Strategic Advisor at State Security Agency, the South African government agency responsible for civilian intelligence operations. She hold Bachelors of Arts and of Law degrees from the University of Cape Town, and received her MBA from the University of Witswatersand. Alfredeen looks forward to engaging with contemporaries in the field to inform strategic responses to solving complex problems affecting our rapidly changing world.
Alvino van Schalkwyk will be arriving at Harvard this fall to participate in the LLM Program at Harvard’s Law School. He is currently an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Webber Wentzel, based in Johannesburg. Prior to this, he worked in the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Shipping, Marine Insurance and Transport Practices. Alvino has been involved in the drafting and negotiation of various commercial agreements. He specializes in general commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence investigations) and advising on regulatory and compliance matters. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2009 with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor of Laws Cum Laude. He joined the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice after completing his articles at Webber Wentzel in 2012.