SPL (School of Public Leadership)
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Welcome to the School of Public Leader​ship​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​(SPL)​


​​​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 contes​tation can thrive thanks to a culture of tolerance, modesty, solidarity and compassion.​

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Director's Welcome Note for 2023

Happy New Year! 

The start of a new calendar year seems like an obvious time to talk about new beginnings. I'm sure some of our students and staff have a New Year's resolution or two! 

With us being a month into the new year, may I take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the academic year 2023, may this year be a productive and successful year for all of us.

With the lifting of Covid-19 regulations, we are happy to receive all our students, new and returning on our three campuses as our formal full-time programmes and short course classes will be facilitated in person (face to face), providing the student with a truly Stellenbosch University experience.
In 2023, SPL will be aiming to strengthen its research outputs through student and academic staff involvement in research projects on post graduate level as well as dedicating this year towards focusing on the development of our undergraduate qualification the B Administration in Public and Development Management, majoring in Public Law, Public Policy and Leadership. The SPL also envisions the revival of our well renowned monthly breakfast discussions on topical issues in the country and looks forward towards our participation in the University’s efforts and vision for community engagement through Social Impact initiatives within the public sector. 

Lastly, let me also take this opportunity to welcome the new cohort of students who completed Grade 12 in 2022 and our returning students. We hope this new chapter will be filled with success and new positive experience. Please feel free to contact our programme coordinators if do need information or have questions with regards to our academic programmes. The programmes are explained in detail on our SPL website.

As per our university motto “Let’s go forward together, masiyeni pamphili, saam vorentoe” 

May 2023 be a great year for all. 

Prof Zwelinzima Ndevu 
Director: SPL 

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