Applications for African Leadership Academy are Now Open

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 10 December 2015,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Young leaders aged 16 to 19 years from across Africa are invited to submit their applications to enrol in a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge A-Levels.

With a world-class faculty based in Johannesburg, South Africa and innovative teaching and learning methodologies, ALA offers a strong-student-centered learning environment that provides young leaders with the knowledge and inspiration they need to develop as effective, positive change-agents on the African continent. A new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development and ALA is the foremost training ground for these future leaders. We aim to identify, develop and connect 6,000 leaders over 50 years. With 735 young leaders from 45 different African countries already identified over the last eight years, we are well on our way. 
Each year, the Academy admits over 100 young leaders selected from thousands of applicants from across the continent. Successful applicants to the Two Year Program have a strong track record of achievement, service and demonstrated leadership potential. After their graduation from the Two-Year Program, ALA continues to support these leaders with on-going leadership training, access to internships and careers; and importantly by connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that will empower them to create transformative change.

The window of this exceptional opportunity is narrow with only 125 places offered and applications closing by 31 December 2015. Interested candidates do so online, or download the necessary documentation at 


Apply online, or download the forms at before 31 December 2015. Applications can be completed in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.


African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory. 

Each year, ALA brings together the most promising young leaders from all 54 African nations for a pre-university program in South Africa with a focus on leadership, entrepreneurship and African studies. 

ALA continues to cultivate these leaders throughout their lives, in university and beyond, by providing on-going leadership and entrepreneurial training and connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that can catalyze large-scale change. For more information visit:

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