Zainab Olaitan is a post-graduate student in South Africa. In 2018, she completed her second degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE Hons) from the University of Cape Town with upper second class as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. She is currently doing her master's in political science at the University of Pretoria as a Mastercard Scholar, her dissertation centers around examining the informal roles women played/are playing to foster peace in their communities.


2019 Accepted as a participant for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Winter Leadership School at University of Pretoria .

2019 Paper titled 'Enlightenment and Colonialism' was accepted for publication by the International Institute of Sociology.

2019 Paper co-authored with the Vice President of the International Political Science Association was accepted for publication in the Journal of African Union Studies.
2019 Was selected as a delegate to the Asia Model United Nations in Bali Indonesia.
2019 Research Assistant to the Vice President of the International Political Science Association .

2019 Social Director, Nigerian Students' Society, University of Pretoria .

2019 MasterCard Foundation Scholar, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

2018 Data Processing and Quality Control Intern at Aerobotics, (Africa's leading AI startup).

2018 Secretary-General, Students' Health and Welfare Organization (SHAWCO) Education at the University of Cape Town.
2018 Selected as a participant in the Student Leadership Program at the University of Cape Town.

2018 Paper selected for presentation at the African Politics and Society Working Group, University of Cape Town.

2018 Accepted into the London School of Economics and Political Science, World' s leading Social Science University.
2018 Global Citizenship, Service and Social Justice program – was among the 100 students selected from the University of Cape Town to participate in the course with intense training.
2018 Paper accepted for presentation at the World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology 3.

2018 Mandela Rhodes Scholar (as one of the 70 scholars selected from all over Africa by the Mandela Rhodes Foundation for the 2018 academic year).