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Inaugural African Student Leaders Network (IASLN) Summit
Start: 10/06/2021, 09:00
End: 11/06/2021, 14:15
Contact:Zimbili Sibiya - 0724307087
Location: Virtual Experience

Join us at the Inaugural African Student Leaders Network Summit as we unite African student leaders to champion ethical leadership and good governance.

10-11 June 2021 | Virtual Experience

In partnership with other African partner higher education institutions, we have pleasure in inviting you to attend the Inaugural African Student Leaders Network Summit.  The two-day Virtual Summit will take place as follows:

Thursday, 10 June: 08:30-15:30

Friday 11 June: 08:30 – 14:30

Time Zone: Central Africa Time (CAT)/GMT+2

In this historic time of global disruption, the virtual experience of the ASLN summit will connect young leaders across the African continent to an online platform to discuss African matters affecting higher education specifically and society in general. The programme seeks to support young leaders at university level to work collectively towards helping to alleviate the complex challenges that Africa faces.

The ASLN invites you to collaborate with us at this two-day virtual event. ​

Download the Programme here.


There is NO COST to attend the two-day virtual event. 

Click this link to register

Registration closing date: 7 June 2021, 23h00 CAT/GMT+2


Conference Themes: 

Theme 1: COVID-19: Lessons learned in the African Higher Education Sector and the Global Community

Theme 2: Reflections and insights from the African Universities: Complexities and opportunities presented by COVID-19 in Higher Education and broader society across the African continent

Theme 3: Student Governance best practices during our modern era: A case study from African higher education institutions and student leaders

Theme 4: Digital divide: What does online learning mean for African universities?

Theme 5: Student perspectives on the role of African Union in advancing student leadership on the African continent post COVID-19 pandemic

Theme 6: Ethical Leadership and Good Governance: What lessons can we learn from the members of the African Union in pursuing AU 2063 Goals?

Theme 7: Modernizing student leadership in a truly African way by Africans for Africa underpinned by the philosophy and ethos of Ubuntu because 'we are because you are'

·Theme 8: Technology and Innovation: The role of the African youth in driving socio-economic development in Africa

Meet our speakers and panellists: 

Engage with African thought leaders in the field of student leadership. 

Mr Anele Mdepa: Manager: Student Governance, Stellenbosch University

Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University

Prof Deresh Ramjugernath, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Learning and Teaching, Stellenbosch University

Prof Folasade Ogunsola, Prof of Medical Microbiology and Chair of Infection Control Africa Network, University of Lagos

Dr Yetunde Zaid, University Librarian - Reader in Library Studies, University of Lagos

Prof Hester Klopper: Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Strategy and Internationalisation, Stellenbosch University

Mr Xola Njengele: Students' Representative Council Chairperson, Stellenbosch University

Ms Aphiwe Ntlemeza: Student leader, University Fort Hare

Mr Werner de Wit: Programme Manager: Short Programmes, Summer Schools and Affiliates, Stellenbosch University

Ms Tonia Overmeyer: Dean of Students, Stellenbosch University

Dr Choice Makhetha: Senior Director: Student Affairs, Stellenbosch University

Ms Kristin Arends: Tygerberg Student Council Chairperson, Stellenbosch University

Mr Sipiwo Tulisile Ngcenge: Students' Representative Council President, University of Fort Hare

Ms Tshiamo Ngcobo: Tygerberg Student Council Vice-Chairperson, Stellenbosch University

Dr Antoinette van der Merwe: Senior Director for Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Stellenbosch University

Mr Jarryd Luyt: Academic Affairs Council Chairperson, Stellenbosch University

Prof Obinna Chukwu: Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Management Services, University of Lagos

Ms Kira Alberts: Students' Representative Council Vice-Chairperson, Stellenbosch University

Dr Nico Elema: Manager: Centre for Collaboration in Africa, Stellenbosch University

Mr Bongani Ozios Moyo: Student leader, University Fort Hare

Mr Johannes Kambala: Students' Representative Council RC Vice-President, University of Namibia

Mr Jaiyesimi Oluwaseyifunmi Moses: Student leader University of Lagos

Ms Mbali Mkhonza: Tygerberg Post Graduate Student Council Chairperson, Stellenbosch University

Ms Leah Chifamba: Tygerberg Post Graduate Student Council International, Stellenbosch University

Ms Sharon Johnson: Student leader, Strathmore University

Mr Sandiso Mbulawa: Students' Representative Council Academic Officer, University of Fort Hare

Prof Abigail Ndisika-Ogwezzy: Former HOD of Mass Communication, University of Lagos

Prof Thuli Madonsela: Law Faculty Trust Chair in Social Justice, Stellenbosch University

Prof Ayo Atsenuwa: Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Development Services, University of Lagos

Ms Sumaiya Abdikadir: Student Council PR Executive, Strathmore University

Mr Melt Hugo: Student leader, Stellenbosch University

Prof Jonathan Jansen: Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University

Mr Ian Kiiru, Student Council Senate Member. Strathmore University​

​Ms Sarah Kayembe: Students' Representative Council International Manager, Stellenbosch University

Prof Grace Ottinwa: Director of Quality Assurance, University of Lagos

Prof Eugene Cloete: Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate studies, Stellenbosch University

Dr Victor Odumuyiwa: Director of Centre for Information Technology Services, University of Lagos

Prof Chris Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences, Guessed and Adjunct Professor, Bahir Dar University

​Ms Sarah Kayembe: Students' Representative Council International Manager, Stellenbosch University

Ms Dharshana Moodliar, Student leader, Stellenbosch University

Ms Zimbili Sibiya: PhD Candidate, Forest Operations, Stellenbosch University

​ For further enquiries:

Contact Zimbili Sibiya at or call/WhatsApp +27724307087.