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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.


Registration for first semester 2015 opens on 24 November 2014 and closes on 23 January 2015. Download Registration Form (PDF)

Call for Papers: TOFAC CONFERENCE 2015: African Renaissance and Pan-Africanism: Epistemologies of the South, New Leadership Paradigms, and African Futures. Download Details of the Conference and Call for Papers can be

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

Registration Fees update: Prospective Students will be required to pay full amount per module(s) from 2nd Semester 2014. For more information click here.

The 5th Annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture:  For Professor Mandla Makhaya's welcome address and Dr Salim Ahmed Salim's lecture click here

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

Updated 28 October 2014

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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