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All roads lead to the Unisa Main Campus, Pretoria on Monday, 6 August 2012, where the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) will be holding the inaugural graduations since the inception of its academic programme in 2011.

The inaugural graduands will be conferred with a Certificate in Introduction to Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal.

Former South African President and Patron of the Institute, Mr Thabo Mbeki, the Chairperson of the Unisa Council, Dr Matthews Phosa and Unisa’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Mandla Makhanya will be amongst the dignitaries attending the graduations.

Leading Egyptian intellectual, sociologist and writer, Professor Nawal el Saadawi will deliver a speech during the graduation ceremony.

TMALI, a partnership between Unisa and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, is a programme for the training of Africans for the political, economic, social and cultural renewal of the African continent and its people, based on the all-Africa policies already agreed through the OAU and the AU. It is also a vehicle to enable Africa to respond on time to new developments which impact on the continent, which will also help to ensure that Africa’s voice is heard in both the local and global contexts.

The media is invited to attend the graduation ceremony. The details are as follows:

Date     :           Monday, 06 August 2012

Time     :           14:00 for 14:30

Venue   :           ZK Matthews Great Hall, Unisa Main Campus, Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria



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