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Protected: April 2016 Parents’ Newsletter – Portuguese

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Protected: April 2016 Parents’ Newsletter – French

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Special Donation: Remembering Mr W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah

ALA is deeply saddened by the passing of W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah, and are honored to be able to pay tribute to his passion for Africa and commitment to supporting education and the future leaders of the continent. Most recently, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah’s efforts were directed at bringing about peace in South Sudan serving as Senior Advisor […]

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Protected: March 2016 Parents’ Newsletter – French

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Pan-African Entrepreneurship Ideas at Enterprise Fest

“…my only career options were to either become a lawyer, doctor, engineer or a family failure.” Promoting entrepreneurship is a crucial element in this globalized world. Skills on design-thinking, risk taking, evaluation and identifying a gap in the market often leads to a business either becoming successful or becoming a failed statistic. Thus, the entrepreneurship […]

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Graham Maitland addresses young leaders at ALAMAU

Graham Maitland, former South African Ambassador to Sudan, who is also the current director of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, DIRCO – South Africa gives a keynote address at the 4th annual African Leadership Academy Model African Union which took place from 16-20 March 2016. This year’s conference boasted 136 student delegates in attendance, […]

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Maru-a-Pula emerge as winners of ALA 2016 Derby Day

Maru-a-Pula emerge victorious at the Academy’s 2016 Derby Day. The annual sports day took place on Saturday, 12 March 2016 on our campus. We hosted Maru-a-Pula from Botswana and Lebone College of the Royal Bafokeng from the North West province of South Africa. The second annual Derby Day saw participants take part in sports and […]

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ALA’s South African Ideas Festival 2016 – And the Winner Is…

Davi Ferreira Tavares Da Silva, 20, was announced the winner of the 4th edition of the South African Ideas Festival (SAIF) held at African Leadership Academy on Sunday the 5th of March 2016. Davi walked away with $200 towards implementing his big idea – which is to create recycled paper bags and to provide an alternative […]

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ALA Young Leader Attends Annual National Youth Science Forum In Australia

After excelling in the SAASTA National Science Olympiad last year, young leader Jialing Yu, was chosen to represent South Africa at the annual Australian National Youth Science Forum this year in Canberra, Australia. The incredible opportunity allowed him to gain further knowledge on the subject while engaging with professionals in the field.  The National Youth […]

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Young Leaders Take Part in Compassion Experiential

How do you teach empathy and compassion to young leaders? Is it possible to teach values of cognitive emotions? Can we teach and learn through a simulation of a real-life experience? Can we briefly walk in somebody’s shoes and gain understanding and a deeper insight on what they are going through daily? These are some […]

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2016 Anzisha Prize Applications Open

Are you one of Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs? Do you know someone who may be? If you can answer yes to any of the above, we have great news: the 2016 Anzisha Prize application window is officially open!  The prize is open to any African national under the age of 22 with an active project, social venture […]

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Bradley Opere Elected Student Body President

Bradley Opere, an ALA alum currently at the University of North Carolina (UNC) recently won the race for student body president with 53% of the overall vote. Bradley has been in a state of shock and elation since the election. His journey has been an interesting and challenging one, which speaks to his tenacity and […]

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ALA Does Something Cool

Last week, on 3 and 4 February, each member of the ALA community was tasked with exploring a new skill or project and creating a deliverable to share with the community in 30 hours. During Do Something Cool (DSC), both students and staffulty take two days off their work to engage in a fusion of […]

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Protected: January Parents’ Newsletter – French

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Protected: January 2016 Parents’ Newsletter – Portuguese

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