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YALI SOUTHERN AFRICA Leadership program for Young Leaders call for Applications


Deadline: 29 Feb,2020    Next term Starts:: 31 Mar,2020



The RLC SA will develop the young African leaders in Business and Entrepreneurship Development; Civic Leadership; and Public Management and Governance through a hybrid of innovative and complimentary approaches that include contact sessions; online mentoring; online self-paced tuition; industry placements and experiential learning.

The centre will have year-long access to the state-of-the-art facilities at the Unisa School of Business Leadership in Midrand, South Africa for the English speaking participants. The same program will be replicated in Mozambique for Portuguese speaking participants as a way of reaching and opening access to the disadvantaged lusophone communities. Contemporary African issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender, responsible leadership and technology will also be infused into the program to develop young and transformative African leaders. The productive partnership with the local and USA universities; private sector partners as well as the regional bodies such as SADC and the African Union will contribute to the improved quality of the program as well as the access, reach and delivery mechanisms.


Eligibility and Criteria

The program is open to young African leaders aged 18 – 35 years old depending on their level of experience and track record in their chosen sector.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Age (18-35)
  • English language proficiency
  • Portuguese speaking participants will be accommodated in the Mozambique Hub at UEM
  • A commitment to positively impact Africa, their own countries as well as communities
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and interest in Public Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Civic Leadership
  • Commitment to serve the development agenda of the African continent

Young leaders from the following countries are eligible to participate in the programme: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Awards and Benefits

  • The training in Mozambique will take place at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo. There will be lecture halls, collaboration rooms, office space, communal space, accommodation and catering facilities.
  • Accommodation and travel will be provided by RLC SA for successful participants.
  • Visa requirements for travel to South Africa differ from country to country, and the requirements are subject to change. We suggest, therefore, that you make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate.

RLC SA will provide a confirmation letter to successful applicants travelling for RLC training purposes. You can visit the South African Department of Home Affairs website to obtain more information on the following:

  • Visa requirements
  • The documents required to apply for a visa

The RLC SA will, in collaboration with its partners, develop the 21st century skills that are the indispensable currency for participation, achievement and competitiveness in the global economy.

In pursuit of these ideals, the RLC SA aims to:

  • Create critical thinkers
  • Solve complex and multidisciplinary problems
  • Foster entrepreneurial thinking
  • Innovative use of information, knowledge and opportunities
  • Encourage communication and multicultural collaboration
  • Create awareness of contemporary African issues


How To Apply

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