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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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Africa Land of Opportunities – Exploring the Rich Opportunities on the African Continent

On Friday, 15 January, one of the most anticipated days at ALA, was the annual Africa: Land of Opportunities Day (ALOO). The theme for this year’s ALOO was “Education: Rethink and Rebuild”. Our young leaders, staffulty and invited guests got the opportunity to connect and explore the many possible solutions to tackling the issue of […]

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ALA Young Leaders Exploring Influential Texts in Seminal Readings

From January 5th – 9th  , shortly after the return from the holiday break, our young leaders kicked off a new school term with a long-standing tradition of the Academy; Seminal Readings. It was a week of close reading, deep thinking and meaningful conversation. To an outsider visiting during this week, you would think that by the […]

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ALA Extends Application Window to the Class of 2016

If you are a young leader aged 16 to 19  from across Africa, you are invited to submit your application to enrol in a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge A-Levels. With our world-class faculty based in Johannesburg, South Africa and innovative teaching and learning methodologies, ALA […]

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ALA Launches #ALAGivesBack Campaign

The ALA Community came together during the Community Call on November 27th to announce the official launch of ALA Gives Back, a year-long campaign to celebrate our principles of gratitude and service. We were delighted to have several members of our alumni network such as Kabelo Motsoeneng (Class of 2013), Yves Mafolo (Class of 2008) […]

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Protected: November 2015 Parents’ Newsletter – Portuguese

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Annual Report 2015 is here!

Our Annual Report 2015 is here and we are thrilled to share it with you. African Leadership Academy has had a momentous 2014-15. We welcomed a substantial number of number of our alumni who’ve graduated from universities abroad back to the continent, inaugurated the beautiful Nelson Mandela Residence, and made significant investments in programs to develop […]

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Nigerian tech-entrepreneur wins 2015 Anzisha Grand Prize

The Anzisha Prize is thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the 5th year of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. Chris Kwekowe (22), founder of Slatecube which offers a job-relevant skills learning platform and job placement services, impressed the judges. Slatecube has had significant success to date with potential […]

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ALA Celebrates Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday, 10 November, 12 young entrepreneurs from 9 different countries across the African continent arrived at African Leadership Academy. The Anzisha Prize, a partnership between African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation, seeks to award young entrepreneurs aged 15-22 who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their […]

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Interested in working at ALA & ALU? We’re coming to Casablanca to meet you!

African Leadership Academy (ALA) and its university affiliate (ALU) are excited to announce a joint recruitment event in Casablanca on 7th November, 2015. We are looking to engage with a diverse set of global changemakers: world-class professionals who share our values and passion for Africa and her youth. We are actively looking to hire talented […]

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