Recipients of the Burke Scholarship

A programme dedicated to advancing democracy through developing extraordinary journalists

2018 Scholar

Khethokuhle Ayanda Mthethwa


Having matriculated in 2014, Ayanda obtained a BA in Communication at North-West University’s (NWU) Vanderbijlpark campus before relocating in January 2018 to Potchefstroom to study towards the degree BA Honours in Journalism and Media Studies. Ayanda already has experience in broadcast radio, having co-hosted two radio shows at River FM. Read the full press release here.  

2019 Scholar

Lindi Mpumelelo Goba


Similar to the first Burke Scholar, Lindi first obtained a BA in Communication at North-West University’s (NWU) Vanderbijlpark campus before relocating in January 2019 to Potchefstroom to study towards the degree BA Honours in Journalism and Media Studies. Lindi speaks four languages and is a Golden Key International Honour Society member.