Leading in Public Life
Building Africa’s leadership capacity with a focus on promoting accountability
For two weeks in March 2017, a group of outstanding emerging African leaders – drawn from government, civil society, international organizations and the business sector – will converge in Cape Town. They will participate in the third Building...
LeAD Campus 2017
Develop your leadership, vision and business acumen
Our professional development programme meets top international standards and is specially designed for professionals in Africa. It brings together leaders from the private sector - entrepreneurs, SME directors, top executives from local and...
Strategic leadership for Africa's sector
GSDPP aims to build an esprit de corps amongst leaders in South Africa and Africa more broadly, and to promote peer networks and linkages between leaders in government and in other fields such as academia, business, civil society and the arts
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Monday, 27 March 2017


Prof Brian Levy will  provide an overview of the results of  multi-disciplinary research on the political and institutional drivers of the performance of basic education in South Africa,  focusing on results from the Western and Eastern Cape provinces on Monday 27 March 2017 @ 12h30 for 13h00 - 14h00,  Old Mutual Seminar Room, 4th Floor of the School of Economics

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 15:30
Leading in Public Life Emerging African Leaders

What could a South African human rights activist have in common with a Senegalese banker? A Ghanaian microfinance expert with a Tanzanian advocate? A Zambian chemical engineer with an Ethiopian journalist?

Publication Date:
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:15

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released its February report on the performance level of the President Muhammed Buhari (PMB) led administration on 13 corruption-related campaign promises made in the lead up to the 2015 general elections.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:15
Research roundtable report

In August 2016, we hosted the first Building Bridges Research Roundtable and were thrilled when nine of the alumni from the 2015 and 2016 cohorts of the Leading in Public Life Emerging African Leaders programme answered the call. At very short notice alumni were invited to write up a ‘case study’ of their current work in practice and come to Cape Town to present it. This presented a unique opportunity for our alumni to commit time to write up and reflect on their ‘work in progress’, including current campaigns, advocacy initiatives, and donor-funded projects. Those who answered the call would present them in person to each other and other recognised governance experts.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 09:45