Democracy Works Academy 2020 Fellowship: Apply Here

Democracy Works Foundation is offering 28 young South Africans a free opportunity to join the 2020 contingent of their Democracy Works Academy, which develops future civil society leaders. Applications are open between 15 February – 15 March 2020.

The programme, consisting of three residential seminars and an online learning platform developed with the University of Pretoria, enables Fellows to engage on South Africa’s socio-economic and political landscape with key figures in politics, business and civil society.

Democracy Works Academy is a seven-month programme that consists of three residential seminars and an Online Learning Platform, developed in partnership with the University of Pretoria. The Academy is looking for:

  • Young people between the ages of 19-30 years old
  • Who have a minimum matric certificate
  • An interest in driving social justice and change in South Africa.
  • This year, the Academy is recruiting young people from Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal (in 2019, the Academy recruited from Gauteng, Limpopo, Free State, and North West).

Apply here:

Elaine has a background in democracy, governance, and research. She recently completed her Master of Administration in Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape, with her thesis topic on the National Prosecuting Authority – “The State Capture of Independent Institutions: an analysis of the National Prosecuting Authority, 1998-2017”. She has worked at the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) as a research assistant. Working on projects such as democracy and good governance, economic planning and development, local government and delivery.

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