A few months ago, author William Gumede described Zuma as someone with a narcissistic personality disorder — a set of traits defined by Austrian psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut as “including an exaggerated sense of superiority, a lack of self-awareness about the impact of their behaviour and having a disdain for others, who they devalue to validate their own grandiosity”. These people lack empathy, have a distorted sense of reality and are incapable of seeing anything from anyone else’s perspective. Narcissists like Zuma, Gumede argues, can’t accept responsibility and don’t care if they take down entire countries with them. The events at Nkandla, sadly for Zuma, only reinforced that perspective.
Kader Asmal Fellowships
Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme.
Please note: these are for people who wish to commence studies in Ireland in September 2015.
The fellowship programme has two strands:
A: Eight annual awards for postgraduate study in
For more information and a list of approved courses and universities, click here.
B: A fellowship in Human Rights Law at Trinity College Dublin to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)
For more information and a list of approved courses, click here.
Are you eligible?
To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:
For full eligibility criteria please see the .
What the Fellowship offers
The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover:
How to apply
Click on the link above. The closing date has been extended to Monday 5 January 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants need not apply to the university before applying for a fellowship. Successful candidates need only apply to their chosen university once the award has been made. At that time any application fees will be paid by the Fellowship Programme.
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