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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.

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.


Former President Thabo Mbeki interacted with students during the 2nd semester Contact Session on 20 August 2015. Download recording of the Q&A session.

1st TMALI Alumni Leadership Conference is scheduled for 16-17 October 2015, read the Conference concept note here.

Call for Papers: Inaugural international Pan African Colloquium, additional information can be found here.

The 6th Annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture read more

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

Updated  25 August 2015

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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