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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

Six 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.


Call for bursary applications: The Africa America Institute (AAI) and TMALI are offering 20 bursaries for the Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal Programme. Click here for more information (PDF)

Listern to the 1st semester Contact Session recording here

Ms Obenewa Amponsah; CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation delivered a keynote address during the TMALI Alumni Conference titled 'Daring to Invent the Future: Intellectual-Activism Towards African Renaissance'. Watch video here

Remarks made by former President Thabo Mbeki during the launch of TMALI Alumnae Forum. Watch video here

List of books recommended: Our Patron, Former President Thabo Mbeki has compiled a list of reading materials for Young Africanits. For the booklist. click here

Updated  10 June 2016

Publications & DVDs

Perspectives on Thought Leadership for Africa's RenewalThere are a wide range of TMALI related books and DVDs on offer.

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