Application Due Date: September 9th 2019

The DA Young Leaders Program is deeply grounded in the DA’s vision for South Africa. The Program looks for to establish and grow our nation’s future leaders accountable for promoting this vision of One Country with One Future, and our core worths of Flexibility, Fairness, Chance and Variety in politics and federal government.

In the DA’s South Africa, all people will have the chance to live a life that they value. This South Africa is vibrant and ingenious, with a growing, inclusive economy and capable federal government which protects the Constitution and makes sure level playing field for all– no matter where they are born, how they look, or any other approximate attribute.

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 offer enthusiastic, young South African leaders the chance to establish themselves to their complete capacity, regardless of their background.


The DA’s Young Leaders Program (YLP) is a political management.
discovering and advancement program for South Africans in between the ages.
of 18 and 35 who align themselves with the DA’s worths of Flexibility,.
Fairness, Chance and Variety. Individuals of the program are.
extremely encouraged people, thinking about pursuing a profession in.
politics or the general public service, with the objective of producing One Country with.
One Future.

Throughout one year, individuals of the program will be offered 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 job, providing a distinct chance to broaden their impact, self-awareness and psychological maturity, so that they can end up being vibrant, resistant leaders who have the ability to deal with politics on the nationwide phase.


Young Leaders are people who are currently making a distinction.
where they are. They are understood for the worths and concepts they live.
by, and are dedicated to not just producing modification in their.
neighborhoods, however to likewise growing and establishing their own capacity. Our.
Young Leaders have the ability to align their own individual worth set to the.
DA’s liberal worths, and are enthusiastic about striving towards a.
much better South Africa, thinking about politics and federal government as a major.
profession alternative for their own future.

Young Leaders are innovators and dreamers. They are never ever contented.
or material with how things are; they are constantly desiring higher.
heights, increasing to brand-new difficulties, and going to discover more.

Young Leaders usually show much of the following attributes:

  • An individual ideological positioning to the DA’s vision of One Country with One Future, rooted in our worths of Flexibility, Fairness, Chance and Variety;-LRB- **************).
  • A high level of interest in, and understanding about, South African politics and existing affairs;-LRB- **************).
  • An outstanding 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 typical 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.


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

Application Process:

  • Applicants will get an automated system e-mail verifying they sent a kind online.
  • Applications are examined by the Young Leaders Workplace and candidates will get a verification e-mail within 48 working.
    hours, showing whether their application plan is total or.
    insufficient. If you do not get this verification, please call the.
  • All candidates who have actually effectively sent a.
    total application plan will be needed to finish a 2-hour long.
    online test in September 2019.
  • The invite to the online test.
    will be sent out to candidates on Thursday, 12 September2019 This e-mail.
    will consist of all the information on how to access the test
  • Evaluation test opens on Thursday, 12 September and will close on Monday, 16 September 2019.
  • Brief listing of applications
  • Shortlisted candidates will be welcomed to an interview. Choice Process continues.

For More Details:

Go To the Authorities Website of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Young Leaders Program 2020

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