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Are you one of South Africa's future changemakers?
Perhaps you are a parent or mentor of one?
Discover why the very best choice is to study at ALA.

Watch our video of South African alumnus, Eddie Ndopu, and join future leaders of the African continent at the African Leadership Academy.


Eddie Ndopu from South Africa is an award-winning activist, humanitarian, and public intellectual.

Born with a degenerative medical condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Eddie has overcome personal challenges to become a global advocate for people living with disabilities.

At African Leadership Academy, Eddie founded the Global Strategy on Inclusive Education, before going on to earn degrees from Carleton University in Canada and Oxford University in the UK. Today, he is one of the United Nations Secretary-General's Global Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Interested in the Two Year Program?

Complete the form below to download the Two-Year Diploma Program Prospectus and find out how you can join Africa's future changemakers and help transform the continent.

Do you have what it takes to be part of Africa's next generation of future leaders?

When you apply to ALA, you will be asked to think critically about your role in our changing world. Click on the links below to read more on the selection process and admission criteria.

Read about more ALA alumni making an impact on the continent and around the world.

Spencer Horne

Spencer Horne ’08 – Building the Supply Chain for Remote Communities

“We have communities that live sometimes in a state of stagnation where it seems that we cannot shift where they are in the cycle of poverty. Any attempt to do that without connecting them to the global economy will not succeed. How could we expect people to pull themselves by the bootstraps, or produce something that someone else will want to buy when they cannot get those goods to local and regional markets?”


Tapiwa Gambura ’18 – Reclaiming the African Narrative through Film

“I believe that individuals who have ideas can change the world, and I have ideas. How do we ensure that our continent emerges and gains the economic and political independence it deserves? This is what my life’s purpose should be about.”


ALA Admissions

Email: apply@africanleadershipacademy.org

Tel: +27 11 699 3077

Whatsapp:+27 78 422 9509


The Academy is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The Academy’s policy in respect to admissions is consistent with African Leadership Academy’s policy on non-discrimination. As such, in accordance with our value of diversity and in compliance with South African law, ALA does not discriminate on the basis of gender (identity or expression), race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity (or tribal affiliation), wealth or income.