Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute

Programmes and admissions

The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) is a unique African institution which aims to invest in thought leaders to enable them to acquire particular skills and act as agents of progressive African change. The vision of TMALI is to invest in thought leaders for African’s renewal and its mission is to become the centre of choice for research, teaching, learning and dialogue by African thought leaders to advance the African Renaissance.

Admission requirements

To be accepted into Short Learning Programmes, all prospective students must have:

  • NQF 5 or matric certificate
  • a one year (minimum) tertiary quaification


Prospective students are expected to pay the full price per module(s) being registered. Read more


Thought Leadership for Africa's Renewal

This programmes aims to empower African thought leaders to contribute towards Africa's renewal in the 21st century and beyond.

African Political Economy - The African Economic Challenge

Students will build a basic knowledge of macro-economic theory and policy, while delving deeper into Africa's economic situation and challenges

Africa & International Trade - Building an African Developmental State

Focusing closely on trade in Africa, this programme also builds basic knowledge of international trade theory, policy and practice.

Good Governance in Africa

Students will learn more about governance and leadership while interpreting policies and positions on governance issues.

Afrikan Feminist & Gender Studies

Through analysis of gender in Africa, this programme builds critical understanding of gender and development in a variety of areas.

Public Policy & Analysis for Africa's Development

Compelling students, government bureaucrats and policy practitioners to interrogate and find answers pertaining to what makes effective and successful Public Policy