SPL (School of Public Leadership)
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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.​

Prof Pregala (Solosh) Pillay, Vice-Dean: Social Impact and Transformation, invites you to join her for a lunch-hour talk with Prof Jonathan Jansen. Distinguished Professor of Education at SU. He is President of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and a Knight-Hennessey Fellow at Stanford University in (2020). 

The title of Prof Jansen's presentation is Advancing Gender Equality at Stellenbosch University: An Open Mind! ​

Click here to access the talk recorded on the 28 September 2020 

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In this webinar, Prof Martijn van der Steen, talks to our 2020 Masters in Public Administration students about uncertainty in policymaking and management in complex systems. Click here to access the webinar recorded on the 16th of July.

This series brings together scientists, practitioners and societal actors who use the frameworks of complexity and resilience thinking in their daily work to make sense of the complex dynamics of change and transformative processes.​ Click here to access the lockdown Webinars


Applications for 2021/2022 Chevening Scholarships are now open until 12:00 (midday) GMT on 3 November 2020.

Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.​

For more information visit: https://www.chevening.org/scholarship/south-africa/​​

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.

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