Africa is a very large continent, endowed with unbelievable richness in terms of the people, cultures, biodiversity and environments. We view this whole to have an undeniable connection; socially, ecologically and economically.

The Africa Science Leadership Programme is proud to announce their 2019 cohort of excellent researchers from across Africa. The 20 researchers from 11 African countries commence their training on 22 March 2019. 

The first TYRLP bring-and-share lunch was held at FABI on 27 June. The group of early career researchers gathered under the winter sun to share lunch with colleagues from different UP faculties and departments.

The Future Africa Conference Centre will have a signature art piece. The inspiration for this piece comes from visual success of having layered coloured sand in a bottle.

Mr. Christopher Akiwumi of Microsoft recently visited the new Future Africa campus, currently in construction, with Prof Bernard Slippers, the Acting Director for the Future Africa Institute.

Mr Sukanto Tanoto, the Chairman of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) Group visited the Future Africa campus on 27 May. He was accompanied by Mr. Mark Werren, the Director of operations: Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) (a unit of RGE) and two other representatives of RGE, Mr Isaac Tan and Mr Derek Sim.

On 30 May, Future Africa in collaboration with FABI held a podcasting workshop facilitated by Anina Mumm of Sciencelink. Podcasts are an effective means of science communication, offering information to listeners on many audio platforms.

Twenty-one outstanding scientists from all major regions within Africa participated in the fourth round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP), which is part of the Future Africa initiative by the University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Global Young Academy

Twenty-one outstanding scientists from all major regions within Africa will participate in the fourth round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP). The scientists represent basic and applied sciences, and span a wide variety of disciplines including the social sciences and humanities.

View the 2018 Fellows here

The Africa Science Leadership Programme is delighted to announce the 2018 Call. We look forward to welcoming 20 new excellent researchers to our team. Currently, the ASLP has trained 63 fellows from 15 countries across Africa. The Africa Science Leadership Programme will train fellows in advanced leadership skills and empower them to lead a new paradigm for African science.

The third round of the Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (TYRLP) welcomed 20 new fellows on 3 and 4 October 2017. This enriching workshop involved fellows from four faculties and focused on research leadership and leadership skills development.