Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute
Registration requirements and procedures for programmes
Registration for 2013 second semester programmes open on 3 June 2013 and close on 12 July 2013. No late registrations will be allowed.
To download the registration form click here (PDF). Once completed, fax it to us on +27  86 768 7094
- Fees are payable at any Unisa office. The Short Course costs R5400 and R1800 is payable upon registration.
- Study materials will be issued soon after the registration closing date
Only after you have been registered (and allocated a student number) should payment of fees be made. As soon as you have been registered you will receive an email or letter quoting your student number and providing details of the amount payable and the applicable banking details (PDF)
NB: If your employers have agreed to pay the tuition fees, either by means of a loan or a bursary, you must pass the letter and any subsequent statements to them. Failure to do so may result in the fees not being paid or correctly allocated and your registration may be cancelled and/or you may not be allowed admission to examinations.
Short Learning Programmes offered
- Introduction to Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal
The introductory course will comprise of three modules which:
- provide students with good communication, decision making and conflict management skills that will assist them in contributing towards peace building on the African continent
- enable them to become self-empowered and develop the ability to lead and develop others as change agents and innovators for Africa’s renewal
- allow them to become conversant with agreed African continental policies and programmes aimed at Africa’s renewal.
They will be empowered to position themselves within the intellectual and professional community as properly qualified peers within that community.
- African Political Economy - The African Economic Challenge
Run over 6 months and aimed at NQF level 6. No previous study of technical economics is assumed, although exposure to African economic and development policy debates, either through experience or study, would be expected. Objectives of the Short Learning Programme are:
- to build basic knowledge of macroeconomic theory and policy
- to familiarize participants with the elements of economic theory applicable to Africa’s most important economic challenges
- to discuss alternative approaches to the study of economics, globalisation and development in the context of Africa’s economic challenges
- to study cases of African economic challenges drawn from across the continent
- to introduce learners to the study of African political economy
- Africa and International Trade - Building an African Developmental State
Run over 6 months and aimed at NQF level 6. No previous study of trade or development economics is assumed, although exposure to African economic and development policy debates, particularly as these relate to the continent’s trade and investment, would be expected. Objectives of the course are
- to build basic knowledge of international trade theory, policy and practice
- to familiarise participants with the most important challenges and opportunities for Africa’s integration into the world trading system
- to discuss alternative policies and strategies for developing Africa’s productive and trade (export) capacities for world trade; to enable participants to interpret and formulate policies and positions on international trade
- to study cases of Africa’s trade diplomacy drawn from across the continent