PHSG is exceptionally proud of two Old Girls currently studying at Oxford. Lehlohonolo Moche served as Deputy Head Girl of PHSG in 2012 and Morategi Kale served as Deputy Head Girl of PHSG in 2013. The Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. For the first time in the history of the Rhodes Scholarship Programme, there are two students from the same high school on the programme at the same time!
These two remarkable young women came to address the school at assembly and spoke of how their time at PHSG equipped them. Lehlohonolo Moche is currently reading for an MSc in Social Data Science. She completed a BEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Pretoria and an MSC Eng in Industrial Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Lehlohonolo is passionate about the empowerment of women in STEM (Science; Technology; Engineering and Mathematics) fields and thus mentors students pursuing undergraduate degrees in engineering. She was a Mandela Rhodes Scholar in 2017 and a Rhodes Scholar in 2018.
Morategi Kale graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa with a BSocSc in International Relations and Philosophy (2016) and a BSocSc Honours specialising in International Relations (2017). She is currently pursuing her MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, where her research is focused on youth unemployment in Southern Africa. Throughout her studies, Morategi has worked passionately on youth participation in policy-making – particularly in the climate policy. Upon completion of her studies at Oxford, Morategi hopes to return to South Africa to begin a career in public policy.