Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni

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. 

Alumni News & Events

28.05.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Youth leadership programme | Event

Call for applications. FHAS Alumni Network: Project Development and Planning workshops

"to be a responsive and engaged network of scholars committed to furthering the objectives and interests of the FHAS Alumni Network and interests of…


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07.04.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

Call For Applications 2021. South Africa needs future leaders. Will you be one of them?

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa believes in the power of young people. It invites 25 aspiring and talented students from Eastern Cape…


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05.11.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event, News

Bridging inequalities of access and quality in South African Higher Education: Prospects for Online Learning

Join the Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni Network on 16 November 2020 as Sethu Nguna (FHAS 2012 Cohort) presents her policy brief titled ‘Bridging…


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28.09.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Socio Economic | Event

Communities and the struggles on the Rural Mining Frontiers

The seminar will unpack the key drivers of local conict in mineral-rich communal areas in South Africa.


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11.08.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | News

Evaluation of debt moratorium, a financial solution during the COVID-19 pandemic: The pros and cons

According to TransUnion’s research, almost eight in ten South Africans say their household income has been cut by the Covid-19 pandemic, while one in…


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03.08.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Youth leadership programme, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

Do the economic consequences of Covid-19 advance or hinder the structural transformation in Africa?

The outbreak of COVID-19 halted daily economic activity in a way not seen before. As things stand, many companies are struggling to survive and this…


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27.07.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Youth leadership programme | News

Covid 19 is a Hindrance to Economic Structural Transformation and Socially Guided Regional Trade

Free trade in Africa was expected to boost intra-African trade from 18% to about 50% between now and the year 2030. The ACFTA is an obvious direct…


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23.07.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | News

South Africa’s City Surfers Ride Again

In effect, waste pickers subsidize South Africa’s entire recycling industry. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research reports that they…


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20.07.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | News

Why COVID-19 threatens to reverse Africa’s industrialisation

While the impact of COVID-19 on Africa is still manifesting, the consensus is that this disease will be most consequential in this continent than in…


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16.07.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Youth leadership programme, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

Do the economic consequences of Covid-19 advance or hinder the structural transformation in Africa?

The Covid-19 crisis might be hindering structural transformation, but it would be an illusion to assume that it sweeps away the serious problems that…


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Multimedia

Reflecting on South Africa’s democracy: Challenges & Gains

Panel: South Africa’s youth and their attitudes on politics: Anticipated participation in the 2019 elections.


Pitch at 2018 first session in Hogsback 30 March – 4 April 2018

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 Board

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.

Alumni Board Objectives

In light of this mission, our key objectives are to:

  • to create a platform which facilitates support and communication between the FHAS scholars,
  • to create spaces for dialogue and facilitates the activism of individual members,
  • to support projects which advance the realization of the vision.
  • to engage with FES and FHAS and to support the development and advancement of the FHAS programme.

Board Members

Madoda Ludidi, Chairperson, FHAS 2018 Cohort

Xatyiswa Maqashalala, Deputy Chairperson, 2014 FHAS Cohort

Yolokazi Mfuto, Project Manager, 2018 FHAS Cohort

Ntokozo Happy Msiza, Secretary-General, 2018 FHAS Cohort

Njongwezintle Baliso, Public Relations, 2017 FHAS Cohort

Contact

Project Assistant

Agness Munthali
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