Future Leaders Programme
What is it about?
The program inculcates in our fellows a strong sense of social justice and integrity while also producing the kind of effective and innovative change agents who can bring about transformative change in South African society. Underpinning the program is a strong focus on developing the writing and oratory abilities of participants as well as an emphasis on values such as pluralism, justice, equality, integrity, excellence and valor.

Graduates of The ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program are anticipated to go on to become influential and prominent leaders in government and civil society, occupying a variety of positions in non-profit organisations; interest groups; policy institutes; media organisations; government and so forth.

More explicitly, the main ambitions of the program are twofold:
To develop individuals who can positively contribute and strengthen civil society &
To develop effective and visionary public servants

The program is non-partisan in nature and is open to all students across the country who are in possession of an undergraduate degree or who will be completing their undergraduate degree before next years program commences in February. Please note that to ensure a diverse group of fellows, demographic information is taken into consideration during the selection process.

The fellowship program is ten months and fellows are required to be in attendance Monday to Thursday from 9am – 3:45pm, at a specific venue in Gauteng Province, from the beginning of February to the end of October. The program will accept 30 individuals for 2022.

Law & Public Policy
South African Political Parties & Entities
NGOs & Civil Society Organizations
Political Philosophy
Project Management

Employment Creation, Unemployment & Youth Unemployment
Transformation & Land Restitution
Workers’ Rights,
Trade Unions & Marikana
Higher Education & Access
Climate Change & Renewable Energy

FLP Class of 2022

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 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 […]