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ALA Receives Donor-funded Membership to NewsDecoder

‘Donors have already sponsored webinars and our twice-yearly reporting and writing contests, but this is the first time that a donor has underwritten a school’s membership.’...

10 Lessons From 10 Years: Play the Game that Exists

Welcome to Lesson 5 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution....

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RESEARCH: The Case for Investing in Very Young Entrepreneurs

We are thrilled and excited to publish ALA’s inaugural Learning Brief. This is the first in what will become a growing library of desk research led by our Institutional Learning...

Decennial Symposium: Educating the World's Youngest Continent

In celebrating ALA’s 10 years, the Decennial Symposium sought to challenge our assembled network to imagine Africa’s future. Together, they tackled some of the most consequential...

Decennial Symposium: Reimagining Higher Education

Adam Habib (Vice Chancellor, WITS University) Khuraam Masood (COO, African Leadership University) Reimagining Higher Education Looking for more talks and panels: See all the videos and coverage  from...

A Decennial Worth Celebrating

We are defined by stories. Our lives can be encapsulated in a quick summary or a lengthy tome. They are defined by the stories we choose...

GAME ON: How Classroom Play Infuses a Love of Learning

“Education is not the filling of pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats Mopati Morake, Head of Writing and Rhetoric, is one of...

A Successful Start to the Season With Applications From All Over Africa

“The future belongs to young people with an education and imagination to create.” – Barack Obama Each year we seek to identify high potential youth aged...

7 Reasons to apply early to African Leadership Academy

  Are you considering applying to African Leadership Academy (ALA)? Do you seek to develop your leadership skills and grow into an influential changemaker for the...

Majak Aniyeth is ALA’s first Echoing Green Fellow!

On 8 June 2017 ALA alumnus Majak Aniyeth was announced as an Echoing Green Fellow and one of the most promising social entrepreneurs in the world. He is...

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Boarding school chronicles: Surviving the first year away from home

Johannesburg is best for boarding schools The economic hub of South Africa, Johannesburg, is also called Johannesburg or the City of Gold, Egoli. It’s a powerhouse...

Creating Great Infrastructure to Enable Great People

Creating a world-class institution that inspires the next Nelson Mandela, Wangari Maathai and the African Bill Gates – enabling our mission of developing the next generation of African...