Sebabatso C. Manoeli, a 2011 graduate of Amherst College in western Massachusetts, was selected as one of 10 Rhodes Scholar from the southern Africa region. Rhodes winners from this region are citizens from the nations of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, or Swaziland.
Manoeli is a native of Lesotho but moved to South Africa at the age of 7. Her grandfather served as minister of trade and industry for Lesotho.
At Amherst, Manoeli majored in political science and Black studies. She spent a semester abroad at the American University in Cairo. At Oxford, Manoeli plans to study for a master’s degree in global governance and diplomacy.