Learning Briefs: Game-Changing Leaders


Youth leadership development in South Africa – are we stuck? A funder’s perspective

If we understand the social challenges of our time to be complex, with multiple causes, symptoms and manifestations, then critical to how we respond and how we direct change must be our ability to deal with that complexity –something that requires collective, rather than singular leadership. In this learning brief, Janet Jobson asks what this […]

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Posted on 2 June 2014

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ACTIVATE! – Evaluating Youth Leadership for Policy Impact

Often one of the most difficult aspects of launching a new project is figuring out how to measure its impact effectively. The Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation programme has an opportunity to do ground-breaking work in measuring the impact of its leadership development intervention and the policy implications that it might hold.  It is a […]

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Posted on 4 March 2014

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Exploring the factors that stimulate agency

In this learning brief Lucca Leadership South Africa looks at the factors that awaken and develop agency – the drive within an individual, organisation or community to make a difference that uplifts others around them in order to make the world a better place for all. They consider the key factors and barriers to creating […]

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Posted on 31 January 2013

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Learning through Doing: Measuring leadership development

enke: Make Your Mark’s Youth Leadership Initiative enke: Make your Mark is a youth leadership and social innovation initiative that aims to reduce inequality by connecting young South Africans across social divides, equipping them to lead, and inspiring them to take action. Our theory of change is that if we can connect, equip and inspire […]

Posted on 5 October 2012

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Scaling up Rural Youth Development

The challenges of growing up in rural Limpopo Children and youth between the ages of 0-29 constitute the highest percentage of the population in Limpopo (3.7 mil of a total of total population of 5.5 mil1) and are also the most vulnerable. Hundreds of youth matriculate each year with very poor education results who have […]

Posted on 5 October 2012

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Activate! South Africa’s new leaders and public innovators

In January 2012, a new national network of young public innovators was established under the name ‘Activate! Leadership and Public Innovation’.  This year 220 young adult leaders drawn from communities across South Africa have joined a three year programme to build their skills in public innovation.  At this point, the 2012 Activators have completed Module […]

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Posted on 1 June 2012

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Perspectives on Leadership Development – Lessons from Life and Practice

Earlier this year TSiBA Education endeavoured to explore the state of leadership development in South Africa’s social sector. The overarching impetus was to explore two key questions: “Where will the next Mandelas, Tutus and Rampheles come from? And what do we know collectively, about helping to nurture them?” Prior to the official release of their […]

Posted on 11 October 2011

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