Shaping the leaders
who will reshape
tomorrow

Shaping the leaders
who will reshape
tomorrow

Our Mission...

Futurelect, an Apolitical Academy – formerly the Apolitical Academy Southern Africa delivers non-partisan leadership development and training programmes to diverse groups of ethical and innovative young leaders in Africa, in order to prepare them for leadership roles in politics and the public service.

 

Our goal is to empower a new generation of ethical political and government leaders to solve the great challenges of our time and restore trust in elected officials and democratic systems.

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Futurelect, an Apolitical Academy – formerly the Apolitical Academy Southern Africa delivers non-partisan leadership development and training programmes to diverse groups of ethical and innovative young leaders in Africa, in order to prepare them for leadership roles in politics and the public service.

Southern Africa Public Leadership Programme


Futurelect's flagship programme welcomes 25-30 fellows each year. Course content includes seminars, workshops, lectures and interactive learning opportunities at various locations across Southern Africa. Themes explored include public narrative, readiness to govern, public participation and political communication. A graduation ceremony is held at the culmination of the programme where fellows join an auspicious alumni of public leaders and civil society champions.

East Africa Public Leadership Programme

Over the coming months and years, Futurelect will spearhead Apolitical Academy’s expansion and growth to serve the people of our continent by engaging and supporting a new generation of public leaders throughout Africa. Starting in the East African Community (EAC), we have begun an extensive programme of research and engagement with stakeholders in the region, with a view to having established an academy in East Africa by 2023.


Women in Public Office, South Africa

This exciting development will use course similar to that covered in the SADC Public Leadership programme, but with a specific focus on the South African context, and on women. What is the meaning of a female or Feminist leadership style? How to negotiate in the public space while being female and how to debate gender-based policy issues?


Civic Education Programme

Futurelect is developing an online civic education portal available to members of the public, which will engage and empower the people of our countries to participate actively and consistently in the democratic life of our continent.


Southern Africa Public Leadership Programme

Futurelect's flagship programme welcomes 25-30 fellows each year. Course content includes seminars, workshops, lectures and interactive learning opportunities at various locations across Southern Africa. Themes explored include public narrative, readiness to govern, public participation and political communication. A graduation ceremony is held at the culmination of the programme where fellows join an auspicious alumni of public leaders and civil society champions.

East Africa Public Leadership Programme

Over the coming months and years, Futurelect will spearhead Apolitical Academy’s expansion and growth to serve the people of our continent by engaging and supporting a new generation of public leaders throughout Africa. Starting in the East African Community (EAC), we have begun an extensive programme of research and engagement with stakeholders in the region, with a view to having established an academy in East Africa by 2023.


Women in Public Office, South Africa

This exciting development will use course similar to that covered in the SADC Public Leadership programme, but with a specific focus on the South African context, and on women. What is the meaning of a female or Feminist leadership style? How to negotiate in the public space while being female and how to debate gender-based policy issues?


Civic Education Programme

Futurelect is developing an online civic education portal available to members of the public, which will engage and empower the people of our countries to participate actively and consistently in the democratic life of our continent.
“Having worked in the NGO sector for over 15 years, Futurelect gave me the courage to take the leap into public service.”
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STEVEN HARAGEIB
Class of 2019, Director, Office of the First Lady of Namibia
“I am forever grateful for the knowledge that I gained from this program and would certainly recommend it to other public servants. I was instilled with attributes that I will continue to use in my personal and public life moving forward.”
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BIANCA MOCKE
Class of 2020, Local Councillor. 2022 local election candidate
“Futurelect has emboldened me with the courage to act now. Public service provides an opportunity to serve your nation.”
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CHIEDZA JURU
Class of 2021, Chief Operating Officer of Programs at Higherlife Foundation, Chairperson of Zimbabwe National Youth Council.

Our Team...

Board of Directors

LINDIWE MAZIBUKO

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Futurelect

TANYA VENTER

Advocate of the High Court & CEO of Tokiso Dispute Settlement

DR MARTYN DAVIES

Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte

BASETSANA KUMALO

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

KHURSHED MOAKES

Chief Operations Officer at The Boardroom Africa

The Team

DR SITHEMBILE MBETE​

Director Of Programmes

DUDUZILE NYUMBEKA

Director Of Operations

LAURA WENER ​

Director of Communications

GCOTYELWA JIMLONGO​

Programmes Assistant

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