46 young South Africans to make a change with YALI

46 young South Africans have landed in the United States on Saturday, 14 June 2014, to participate in the first ever Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship

The Washington Fellowship programme, will host almost 500 young African leaders for a six week program at one of 20 prestigious U.S. universities followed by a conference in Washington, DC hosted by President Obama.

President Obama announced the Washington Fellowship at a Town Hall with young African leaders on June 29 in Soweto last year, explaining, “I launched this effort because I believe that the future of Africa will be defined by extraordinary young people like you, and the United States wants to be your partner. At our town halls at the White House and in Soweto, and in my meetings with young people across Africa, you’ve shown me that you have the talent, the drive, and the determination to become the next generation of African leaders.”

The South African recipients were selected from almost 4,000 applicants and represent an extraordinary, diverse group of leaders already making important contributions in entrepreneurship, public administration, and community service in their communities.

Here is the complete list of Washington Fellows. 

NameHome ProvinceTRACK
1.  Cindy-Lee CloeteWestern CapeCivic Leadership
2.  Bongiwe NdakisaEastern CapeCivic Leadership
3.  Olwethu SipukaEastern CapeCivic Leadership
4.  Buhle MabasoGautengCivic Leadership
5.  Tsakani Nola MashabaLimpopoBusiness & Entrepreneurship
6.  Elizabeth Mmabatho MokitiGautengBusiness & Entrepreneurship
7.  Mhlanganisi Someleze MadlongolwanaNorthern CapeBusiness & Entrepreneurship
8.  Zamafuze Lumka NgcoboKwaZulu-NatalBusiness & Entrepreneurship
9.  Amy-Louise Margaret ShelverEastern CapeBusiness & Entrepreneurship
10. Gillion Bosman*Western CapePublic Management
11. Kwezi KondileEastern CapePublic Management
12. Percy Morapedi KojiNorthwestPublic Management
13. Gay Lebohang MokwenaGautengPublic Management
14. Andrew Gasnolar*Western CapePublic Management
15. Thabang Vuyani Qaqambile MolekoEastern CapePublic Management
16. Ohentse Jeremiah MokaeNorthern CapePublic Management
17. Paul Dimitri Galatis*Western CapeBusiness & Entrepreneurship
18. Khanyisile Thobekile MagubaneGautengBusiness & Entrepreneurship
19. Sibusisiwe Lynette NtuliKwaZulu-NatalBusiness & Entrepreneurship
20. Linky NkunaMpumalangaCivic Leadership
21. Ryno Alsander De WaterEastern CapePublic Management
22. Xitshembhiso Russel MulamulaLimpopoPublic Management
23. Peter Malatji*MpumalangaCivic Leadership
24. Kolisile Theo Ndindwa*Western CapeCivic Leadership
25. Nomathansanqa Bonolo Celia CebeFree StatePublic Management
26. Mbali NtuliKwaZulu-NatalPublic Management
27. Amukelani Hermando MayimeleFree StateCivic Leadership
28. Sbonelo Nkosinathi MkhizeKwaZulu-NatalCivic Leadership
29. Yossi HassonGautengCivic Leadership
30. Mohlatlego Cathy MohlahlanaLimpopoCivic Leadership
31. Danielle Renee Manuel*Western CapePublic Management
32. Lukholo Ngamlana*Western CapePublic Management
33. Candice PotgieterKwaZulu-NatalBusiness & Entrepreneurship
34. Ntuthuko SheziKwaZulu-NatalBusiness & Entrepreneurship
35. Lerato TshabalalaGautengBusiness & Entrepreneurship
36. Nomzamo Faith MangopeMpumalangaBusiness & Entrepreneurship
37. Creesen NaickerKwaZulu-NatalBusiness & Entrepreneurship
38. Kgomotso Koketso Teresa-Anne TabaneGautengBusiness & Entrepreneurship
39. Warren Dewald JohannesEastern CapeCivic Leadership
40. Mbali MnisiMpumalangaCivic Leadership
41. Justin Philip Beswick*Western CapeBusiness & Entrepreneurship
42. Tebogo Moatshe DitshegoGautengBusiness & Entrepreneurship
43. Romy Alexandra TitusGautengCivic Leadership
44. Lalumbe MakuyaLimpopoCivic Leadership
45. Samantha BeckbessingerKwaZulu-NatalBusiness & Entrepreneurship
46. Mafumo MurendeniGautengBusiness & Entrepreneurship

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