Andile Christian Dladla, 30 years, old, is a Theology student from Durban. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from St Joseph’s Theological Institute in Pietermaritzburg and a Canonical degree in Theology from St Cyprian Theological School in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Andile is currently pursuing a Master’s degree (academic year 2017/18) in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Lyon.

Andile is particularly excited about the opportunity to tap into the cultural richness of France:  “My experience in Cameroon and coming into contact with the French language gave rise to my wish to pursue my studies in France. I have always admired French philosophers such as Simone de Beauvoir, and many others. It is of no secret that France has produced great philosophers throughout its history. This will be my first time in France and I am looking forward to it; I know it will be a fruitful experience.”


Andile is delighted to attend the Catholic University of Lyon, citing its rich history; he also looks forward to exploring the city of Lyon, which, he keenly points out, “is the cultural centre of Europe.”
He continues, “I look forward to my time in France, not only for my studies but also to benefit from the French culture and education system with the hope of giving back to my fellow South Africans here at home. I will also be able to deepen my French language skills that I have already learnt in Cameroon. As a religious, a student and a South African I am truly grateful to the French government for this amazing opportunity.”