Dear YALI Network Member

    The Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa, one of the three main program components of the Young African Leaders Initiative, is now receiving applications for Cohort Two, which will take place April 11 – May 6, 2016. Deadline for applications is Monday, February 29, 23:59 SAST
    For more information or to submit an application, please go to: 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 under the YALI program.

    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 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 across 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 2 will be held from April 11 – May 6, 2016.  Please note that the program is residential and requires a commitment to attend all sessions from April 11 – May 6, 2016.

    The Center is managed by UNISA supported by a consortium  local and International partners.  If you have any questions about the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa, please email

    YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Africa Team