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Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute

Cultivating Africa's next generation of thought leaders

Launched in 2010, the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) serves as a platform to groom change agents who could address and solve African challenges and issues. The institute also plays a significant role in priming tomorrow’s leaders with numerous students applying for admission every year and taking initiatives that seek to implement what they learn at TMALI.

Patron of TMALI

Patron of TMALI

Mr Thabo Mbeki is a thought leader who remains close to visible leadership.

His profile as an intellectual, policy shaper and mediator has been built over a lifetime.

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Programmes & admission

Five Short Learning Programmes are offered by TMALI. These programmes aim to, amongst other things, inspire students to define what needs to be done to achieve Africa's renaissance.

All TMALI programmes have specific entry requirements.

Get more details on the specific programmes and how to apply for admission here


2nd Contact Session for this semester is scheduled for 23 - 25 April 2014.

The 5th Annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture is scheduled for 23 May 2014, email your details to to receive the invitation 

Professor Alexander Meziaev's lecture on the International Criminal Court (ICC).  Watch now

Professor Vusi Gumede recently delivered his Inaugural lecture, to read the full lecture click here (PDF)

International Women's Day celebration: Keynote address (PDF)

4th African Unity for Renaissance Conference, 22 – 24 May 2014, Pretoria, South Africa

Updated 10 April 2014

Publications & DVDs

Research and InnovationThere are a wide range of TMALI related books and DVDs on offer.

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