Due Date: September 9, 2019

Applications for the Democracy Alliance (DA) Young Leaders Program 2020 are now open. The Young Leaders Program is an extensive, year-long, part-time political management advancement course, understood worldwide as the gold requirement in political advancement. The Program aims to provide enthusiastic, young South African leaders the chance to establish themselves to their complete capacity, regardless of their background.

Throughout one year, individuals of the program will be provided the possibility to expand their political understanding, important thinking and interaction abilities. Individuals will likewise learn more about themselves, and their individual management design and advancement requires a lot much better throughout devoted sessions on management and individual advancement. In addition, Young Leaders will be needed to conceptualise and carry out a management task, providing a special chance to broaden their impact, self-awareness and psychological maturity, so that they can end up being vibrant, durable leaders who have the ability to deal with politics on the nationwide phase.

Program Information

The YLP is thoroughly developed to establish a whole set of proficiencies in order to grow a swimming pool of educated, articulate, mentally smart and durable leaders who can one day lead the DA at a nationwide level. These proficiencies consist of a large range of useful and philosophical understanding of politics, important thinking and interaction abilities, along with a high level of self-awareness and strength throughout one year. Young Leaders will likewise delight in a high level of interaction with senior leaders in the DA.

Throughout the course of the year, Young Leaders fulfill for 5 weekend-long retreats that typically occur from Friday early morning to Sunday afternoon. These retreats are the foundation of the program and are thoroughly developed to provide individuals the chance to not just gain from a variety of political professionals throughout interactive sessions, however to likewise gain from one another. Retreat dates are supplied at the start of the program year and presence of whole retreats are compulsory in order to finish from the Program.

Prior to each retreat, individuals will be informed of travel plans. As retreats typically occur in the Western Cape or Gauteng, the DA will make all travel plans for Young Leaders who live beyond these provinces so that they can take a trip to and from each retreat.


  • All expenses straight associated to the YLP are covered by the DA. The Young Leaders Program does not cover global taking a trip expenses.


  • Open to all young South African residents in between the ages of 18 and 35, with a track-record of management quality;-LRB- **************).
  • These candidates need to share the DA’s vision and need to have shown themselves to be enthusiastic leaders set on making a distinction in South Africa;-LRB- **************).
  • Individuals need to either be residing in South Africa, or if they are momentarily abroad, be going back to South Africa in time for the start of the program.

Young Leaders ought to normally show much of the following qualities:

  • An individual ideological positioning to the DA’s vision of One Country with One Future, rooted in their worths of Liberty, Fairness, Chance and Variety;-LRB- **************).
  • A high level of interest in, and understanding about, South African politics and present affairs;-LRB- **************).
  • An exceptional understanding of the DA’s concepts and policies;-LRB- **************).
  • A verifiable management performance history;-LRB- **************).
  • Examples and proof of having actually taken effort, stepping outside regular functions to begin something brand-new;-LRB- **************).
  • The capability to argue and reason well;-LRB- **************).
  • Enthusiasm, drive and self-confidence;-LRB- **************).
  • A genuine inspiration to be actively associated with politics in future;-LRB- **************).
  • A high level of self-awareness, maturity and psychological intelligence;-LRB- **************).
  • Participation in the DA.


To look for the Young Leaders Program, the following requirements to be sent by September 9, 2019 at 5pm:

  • The online application finished completely consisting of the 2 brief essay concerns
  • A video recording of optimum 90 seconds, to be submitted through the application
  • One referral letter to be submitted through the application

To learn more, see DA Young Leaders Program

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