Old St Charles pupil wins international essay award

2016-02-17 10:03
Former St Charles pupil Jason Houston-McMillan recently won the prestigious Cambridge University Press Essay Prize.

Former St Charles pupil Jason Houston-McMillan recently won the prestigious Cambridge University Press Essay Prize. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - When a talented former St Charles pupil recently won the prestigious Cambridge University Press Essay Prize, he at first did not believe it.

Jason Houston-McMillan said he was “very excited” to have won the prize.

“I received an SMS from a professor at Cambridge that said I had won.

“At first I did not believe it, and then I checked online and saw that I had won,” said Houston-McMillan.

“I was extremely excited. The prize is a really big deal and has given me the opportunity to be published in international trade journals.”

Houston-McMillan said his essay was a topic he had researched while at his final year at Rhodes University completing his LLB.

The topic looked at three trade disputes, focused on non-tariff barriers to international trade.

He said the essay centered around a test developed by the bodies assigned to settle the dispute.

“It was fantastic news and I have had e-mails from all over about my essay, congratulating me and saying they had enjoyed reading it.”

Houston-McMillan matriculated from St Charles in 2010 and completed his BA Degree in 2013 and his LLB in 2015, at Rhodes University.

Houston-McMillan is currently at the University of Cape Town completing his masters in law, in international trade.

“Once I have completed my masters, I would like to do research on trade focusing on South Africa.”

He said while he would like to find a job in South Africa, where he worked all depended on what opportunities were presented to him.

• chelsea.pieterse@witness.co.za

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