YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) Program

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) is hosted by the University of South Africa at the Graduate School of Business Leadership in Midrand, South Africa. The RLC SA aims to create critical thinkers who can solve complex, multidisciplinary problems; foster entrepreneurial and innovative thinking; and encourage cross-border communication and multicultural collaboration. The RLC SA develops the skills of young African leaders by providing core training in contemporary African issues, as well as specialized training in three key areas: Business and Entrepreneurship; Civic Leadership and Public Management.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Age (18-35) Demonstrated commitment to positively impact their communities, countries, and the African continent Proven experience and trackrecord in Public Management,Business andEntrepreneurship, or CivicLeadership Citizen of: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia orZimbabwe. Ability to commit to a 2-week online & 3- weeks residential programme

The program encourages applications from:

Rural based and economically disadvantaged young leaders

Young leaders with disabilities


People who are HIV positive or who are living with AIDS

Individuals that represent and advocate for the rights of LGBTIQ communities across the region

Other minority groups

English language proficiency

There is no fee to apply for or participate on the program.

Successful applicants will be provided round-trip transportation to the program, lodging, meals, and course materials.

All other costs will be at the participant’s expense.

Midrand, South Africa.

To apply, visit the YALI RLC SA website.

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