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On the 2 April 1694, Sheikh Yusuf of Makassar, the Nephew of the King of Gowa arrived in the Cape Colony to serve his political banishment at the hands of the Dutch East India Company. Sheikh Yusuf’s home became a sanctuary for the slaves of the Cape, and it was from these slaves and political exiles that the first cohesive Muslim community in South Africa emerged.

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ASRI/MINARA NGO Leadership Development Programme

The ASRI/MINARA Leadership Development Programme sponsors five senior and middle level managers from two of South Africa’s largest NGO’s.
Minara sponsors five candidates from SANZAF and Islamic Relief to attend the GIBS Social Entrepreneurship Programme.
The ASRI/MINARA NGO Leadership Development Programme follows the ASRI Future Leaders Programme in which 30 post graduate fellows are registered.

ASRI Public Policy Programme

ASRI NPC is a pluralist domestic public policy institute interested in contacting post-graduate researchers who have completed or will be completing their Masters or PhD degree’s, and who are interested in publishing their research into short papers for public discussion and debate.

Furthermore, as a research institute, we contribute to the public policy discourse by organising and facilitating round table debates, presentations and seminars between government, academics, and public figures from the media, trade unions, interest groups and other stakeholders.

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FLP Class of 2020


Ramudzuli Ndaedzo Andy has joined ASRI as a Research Associate. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Transport Management from the University of Johannesburg. Through his studies, he was involved in voluntary community engagement which its version is to embrace the advancement of freedom, democracy, and human dignity through Service Learning, Community-based Research, and Organized Outreach.[…]

FLP Class of 2019


I am a Bachelor of Arts student intending to major in Psychology and Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. I believe that education facilitates change in our society. Studying Psychology and Anthropology enlightens me about the social issues we face in our communities: unemployment, […]

FLP Class of 2017

Aisha Hamdulay is a recent graduate of the University of Cape Town (UCT), holding a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Environmental and Geographical Science, and International Relations. Aisha is an astute creative who -during her days at UCT- served on the executive committee of the Muslim Students Association (MSA); first as an Event Manager and later as the Vice Chairperson. In these roles, she was well groomed to serve with the MSA of the Cape, where she received exposure through organizing and hosting a leadership workshop with the regional body. Adding to her […]

FLP Class of 2016


Kukhanya Ncube is a recent graduate. He holds a BSocSci degree in Environmental & Geographical Sciences, and Public Policy Administration from the University of Cape Town; and a BA Honours degree in Environmental Management and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from the University of the Western Cape. He is currently studying for his Masters in Environmental Law at the University of Western Cape. At UCT, Kukhanya volunteered with Inkanyezi […]

ASRI: Contributors

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen is an independent public policy analyst. His recent work includes transversal analysis of government spending on small business and options for public service collective bargaining. He currently serves on the board of the South African Labour Bulletin. [...]

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