Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute

Good Governance in Africa

Qualification code: 77701

Course Objectives

  • To build basic knowledge on governance and leadership
  • To familiarise students with good governance challenges in Africa
  • To discuss how to address bad governance practices including corruption
  • To familiarise students with national, regional and international mechanisms to eradicate corruption
  • To enable students to interpret and formulate policies and positions on governance issues
  • To enable students to use statistics to measure good governance


  1. Good Governance Concepts and Principles (GOCAFRT)
    • Introduction to Good Governance
    • Good Governance and Leadership in Africa
    • Human Rights, Development and Good Governance
    • The Good Governance Challenges in Africa
  1. Good Governance and the Anti Corruption Agenda (GOCAFRS)
    • Unpacking Corruption
    • National, Regional and International Intervention to Eradicate Corruption
    • Using Statistics to Measure Good Governance
  1. Role of Civil Society in the Good Governance Agenda (GOCAFRU)
    • Understanding the role of civil society in advancing good governance in Africa
    • The role of social media platforms in promoting good governance

Admission requirements

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

  • NQF 4 or matric certificate or equivalent
  • a one year (minimum) tertiary quaification


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


Last modified: 2019/08/05