SPL (School of Public Leadership)
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the School of Public Leadership​​​​​​​​​​​​​

At the SPL we prepare graduates for leading roles in public and civic organisations to tackle development and governance challenges. Our graduates are equipped with the knowledge, competencies and values required to build sustainable African societies within a rapidly changing and com​plex world. Emphasis is placed on the ability of graduates to craft and facilitate an open civic public realm wherein dialogue and contestation can thrive thanks to a culture of tolerance, modesty, solidarity and compassion.


Launched in 2018,  the Diploma in Sustainable Development programme recently saw 17 students from its first cohort graduate.

Click here​ to read the full article on our SU website. 

PictureThe graduates of 2020 on a field trip to the Helderberg Nature Reserve near Somerset West, as part of the module Ecoliteracy in the 21st century.



This exciting prospectus was produced by the third-year students during lockdown in 2020. They worked remotely and collaboratively to determine the structure and draft the content. 

To access the prospective and the wonderful work by our students, please click on the image below.



​​The 2020 Top Student for Honours in Pub​lic Administration



The SPL would like to Congratulate Ms SCE Greylin​g on her achievement of being the 2020 Top Student for Honours in Pub​lic Administration.​

talks@stellies.pngIn this podcast of talks@stellenboschun, Prof Zwelinzima Ndevu, Director of the School of Public Leadership, takes a closer look at the leadership our government has thus far provided during the COVID-19 pandemic​. Click here to access the podcast.​

SPL Covid.png Visit our COVID-19 website on internal measures as well as general information on curbing the disease.​ Click on the COVID -19 Lastest Updates image to follow the link.

SPL: Blended Learning - Panel Discussion 


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