21.04.2022

Fort Hare Autumn School: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2022

South Africa needs progressive leaders. Will you be one of them?

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa believes in the power of young people. It invites 25 politically engaged, aspiring and talented students from Eastern Cape Universities (Fort Hare, Rhodes, NMU and WSU) to the 2022 “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 and develop networks with other progressive activists and academics. 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 socially responsible and politically active citizens and leaders who promote a better life for everyone.


Where and When:
The Fort Hare Autumn School consists of three modules that run through the year as block sessions, additional virtual engagements in between as well as a graduation ceremony in 2023. Each module looks at a specific theme.

How to apply:
Submit the following information about yourself to your respective university representative:
•    A completed Application Form (download here)
•    A motivation letter or essay (max 500 words, Font: Arial 12, single spacing) telling us what kind of future leader you aspire to be, what you have to offer and what you hope to gain
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Proof of registration
•    Academic Record

Closing date: 21 June 2022

Application via email:
    Fort Hare: Ms Sakhathina Mnonopi, smnonopi(at)ufh.ac.za 
    NMU:        Ms Tozama Mnonopi, Tozama.Mnonopi(at)mandela.ac.za
    Rhodes:     Ms Nwabisa Mkosana, pgfunding(at)ru.ac.za 
    WSU:         Ms Mmampho Gogela-Smith, wczhs(at)wsu.ac.za 

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
South Africa Office

34 Bompas Road
Dunkeld West
Johannesburg

+27 11 341 0270
+27 11 341 0271
info(at)fes-southafrica.org

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