Founded in 2016, the Fort Hare Autumn School (FHAS) Alumni Network unites all students and graduates of the FHAS Programme. Over one hundred students have graduated from the FHAS, thereby advancing their understanding of Social Democracy as well as their leadership capabilities. The FHAS Alumni Network addresses the need to establish a closer link among the Alumni and with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Africa. It provides a platform for progressive young South African leaders to build networks for intellectual and career-related exchange.
Panel: South Africa’s youth and their attitudes on politics: Anticipated participation in the 2019 elections.
3 minutes Pitch responding: identifying yourself and why are perceived as a young leader. Raise awareness to a problem related to economics and a Call for action.
The FHAS Board has been established to serve as an official medium for communication between the alumni. It aims to increase awareness of FHAS as a leadership programme of excellence. The Alumni Board also recognizes and celebrates alumni achievement, and it helps ensure that appropriate resources and programs exist to further enrich the FHAS alumni experience.
In light of this mission, our key objectives are to:
Amy is an academic pharmacist intern at Nelson Mandela University currently undertaking research into primary healthcare service provision in the Eastern Cape Province. She obtained a BPharm (cum laude) with various academic and leadership accolades from her alumnus, Rhodes University, and has been named in the Top 100 graduates in South Africa and one of the 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa in 2017. Amy has a keen interest in ethical leadership and governance and has been a student member of the Youth Model African Union, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Fort Hare Autumn School, Talloires Network and the Global Thinkers Forum. She has contributed to a range of studies involving public health in developing nations and has been acknowledged for this work, together with leadership capabilities, by the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) in 2017. Amy received the 50th Brian Seymour Memorial Prize. She has a broad range of interests ranging from pharmaceutical practice and policy to the greater role of healthcare provision in the sustainable development agenda.
Khanya Bonani is a Masters student at African Centre for Migration and Society - Wits University (ACMS). She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Studies and International Relations as well as Sociology from Rhodes University. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Development Studies from Rhodes University where her prior research work has been in the lived experiences of economic migrants and the implementation of the Free Movement Protocol in SADC. Khanya works for Kgwebong Consulting based in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Previously she worked as a business associate at KfW Development Bank in 2018. Khanya is a member of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Youth Hub Research Group.
Nalinda holds a BA in Political Sciences and Public Administration, BA Honours in Sociology and is currently completing an MA in Conflict Transformation and Management all from Nelson Mandela University. is a young vibrant woman who prides herself in the development of young people from disadvantaged and rural communities. She is the Founder and Director of newly established companies Mbono Communications and Youth Insights. Both these companies are aimed at creating opportunities for recently matriculated pupils and unemployed graduates. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Nalinda worked for the Centre for Community Technologies – Nelson Mandela University as a Content Researcher. Consulted for many projects within the Tertiary Education Sector and Rural Development in the Eastern Cape. She has worked with REAP (Rural Education Access Programme) to assist in capacitating Tertiary students within the Eastern Cape. She currently works closely with stakeholders in Nigeria in the public and private sectors linked with Youth Development, Women Development and Rural Development initiatives.
Mr. Loyiso Maciko, holds Masters in Economics and Market Policy from University of Bologna as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. Mr Loyiso Maciko is a PhD candidate at the University of Fort Hare, where he furthers his research on Financial Inclusion of households in rural communities. He is currently employed by the Wits School of Governance as a Researcher on Social Security Systems and Management Studies.
He coordinates various projects between Wits School of Governance and Department of Social Development - Contributory Social Security Pensions Systems and their Sustainability, Evaluation of changes in the distribution of income and wealth in South Africa and their indicative causes, Examination of the optimal tax structuring for Social Security pensions systems, including mandatory public and private systems and many mo
Tulani Nkuntse completed his MA (Research) in Public Administration at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. He currently works as the Head of Student Affairs at Monash South Africa leading a department with 4 subdivisions which include Sports & Wellness (Psychological Services, Gym & Campus Clinic); Residences & Res Life; Student Governance & Development and the Disability Support Unit. He serves on the following boards: Mandela Rhodes Community in the portfolio, Director of Regions and on the Fredrich Ebert Stiftung Autumn School Alumni Board in the Public Relations portfolio. He is a seasoned external Consultant at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation where he assists in the selection process of seeking young people who have the potential to change the world with their energy, curiosity and new ways of seeing and understanding the problems we face, and how to solve them. He remains involved with the Mandela Rhodes Foundation and assists the foundation as an Applicant Reviewer for the scholarship programme as well as serving as a Mentor to a number of scholars in residence.