Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute


TMALI is an institute of Unisa in partnership with the Thabo Mbeki Foundation. The principal purpose of the institute is to train Africans for the political, economic, social and cultural renewal of the African continent and its people.

In the years since its establishment, TMALI has designed courses on a number of areas that are of relevance for the further advancement of the renewal of the African continent.


Towards the centre of excellence for African thought leadership for Africa’s renewal


To advance African Renaissance through being a centre of choice for research, teaching, learning and dialogue

Value Proposition

A strong sense of African identity empowered to act and empowered to become an authentic African leader in the service of humanity

Purpose of TMALI

To invest in and liberate new thought leaders for Africa’s rejuvenation in the 21st century and beyond in order to:

  • contribute to the ongoing process of the development of leadership on the continent
  • contribute to the resolution of the persistent problem of African under-development
  • contribute towards (re)building African institutions in the areas of politics, commerce, trade, culture, investment, among others
  • contribute towards policy development on critical challenges facing the continent

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Last modified: 2019/08/05