YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Apply for May Intake


The Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa is now receiving applications  for Cohort Three, which will take place May 16 – June 10, 2016. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 21, 23:59 SAST.

For more information or to submit an application, please go to: https://yalisouthernafrica.melimu.com and click on Apply Now.   You will be directed to a platform where you will first need to register yourself as a user. Once you complete a profile, you will receive an email confirming your registration and then you will be able to proceed to login and start completing the application. The application system will allow you to login and logout of your account as you complete the application. After you successfully submit your application, you will receive a confirmation to the email you used for registration.

What is the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa?

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.  It serves as the regional hub across southern Africa to encourage transformational learning and enhance leadership skills.

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 and Governance.

The RLC SA serves participants ages 18-35 from 14 countries in Southern Africa : Angola, Botswana, The Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,  The Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For those selected to participate, there is no cost. All travel, materials, lodging for the residential program, etc. are funded through the Center by our generous partners including USAID and the MasterCard Foundation. All personal incidentals such as passport fees, supplementary meals, entertainment, etc. will be at the expense of the participant.

Selected participants will engage in leadership training in one of three tracks of study:

*   Business and Entrepreneurship
*   Civic Leadership
*   Public Management and Governance

The 4 week program  includes:

*   Residential learning on-site at the Center in South Africa
*   Site visits and simulation exercises
*   Group and Individual project work

Cohort 3 will be held from May 16 – June 10, 2016.  Please note that the program is residential and requires a commitment to attend all sessions from May 16 – June 10, 2016  (not April 11 – May 6, 2016).

The Center is managed by UNISA supported by a consortium  local and International partners.