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Templeton Prize winner gifts money to Stellenbosch

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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela’s donation will fund research into violent histories and repair at South African university

Stellenbosch University in South Africa has welcomed a donation of R8 million (US$423,000) from Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a psychology professor at the university who is this year’s Templeton Prize winner.

Gobodo-Madikizela (pictured) will give R5m towards an endowment scholarship, R1m to support future professors and R2m to support young scientists at the university’s Centre for the Study of the Afterlife of Violence and the Reparative Quest, of which she is founding director, the university said on 4 June.

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