Call For Applications 2018
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa believes in the power of young people. It invites 20 aspiring and talented students from Eastern Cape Universities (Fort Hare, Rhodes, NMMU) to the 2018 "Fort Hare Autumn School on Social Democracy and Political Economy" – a leadership programme supplementing the formal academic curriculum of university students. It is a unique opportunity to enhance your critical thinking, leadership qualities and knowledge on Social Democracy and Political Economy. The Autumn School defines Social Democracy as the equal realisation of the fundamental values of freedom, justice and solidarity. The programme aims to enable South Africa’s next generation of leaders to become active and socially responsible citizens who aspire to promote a better life for everyone.
The curriculum includes:
The Fort Hare Autumn School consists of three modules that run through the year as block sessions, as well as a graduation ceremony in 2019. Each module looks at a specific theme.
Module I: "Foundations"
Time: 30 March - 4 April
Module II: "South Africa’s Political System"
Time: 25 - 28 June
Module III: "Policy Fields and Skills Training"
Time: 25 November - 30 December
The graduation ceremony will take place in Hogsback in March/April 2019.
Eligible students are those registered at the participating universities and fulfil the following selection criteria:
What do you need to bring into the leadership programme?
Submit the following information about yourself to your respective university representative:
Application via email:
Fort Hare: Ms Sakhathina Mnonopi, smnonopi(at)ufh.ac.za
NMMU: Mr Imtiaz Khan, Imtiaz.Khan(at)nmmu.ac.za
Rhodes: Ms Nwabisa Mkosana, N.Mkosana(at)ru.ac.za
Or hand-deliver it to:
Fort Hare: Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa, 2nd Floor, Stewart Hall,
King William’s Town Road, Alice
NMMU: Department of Research Capacity Development, Main Building,
13th Floor, Room 1314, South Campus
Rhodes:Room 219, Main Admin Building, Drostdy Road, Rhodes University
Deadline for Applications is Thursday, 7 March 2018!
Late applications will unfortunately not be considered.
Interviews with short-listed students will take place at the respective
universities from 13 – 16 March 2018!
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