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Congrats to David

By | Fellowship Programme

Congratulations to David Hatherell, one of our exceptional Fellows, who completed his Banking Fellowship Actuarial Exam recently – he is one of only 9 people to have passed this exam in the world! South Africa is the first to launch a specialisation in banking which makes this a new academic field for actuaries to specialise in.

On completion of his Fellowship Professionalism Course, David will be a Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA), specialising in banking. We are so proud of you

Francois Pienaar runs the Cape Town Marathon with MAD2Run

By | 2017, MAD2Run

The 17th of September 2017 will see our Founding Chairman Francois Pienaar, together with Graeme Smith (former Proteas Captain), run the full 42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon for the 2018 MAD2Run team, in support of Make A Difference Leadership Foundation.

The goal is to raise R5 million for Make A Difference Leadership Foundation, so that we can further identify, support and comprehensively develop scholars with academic and leadership potential into future leaders for South Africa. Francois Pienaar will be running for MAD2Run 2018 – a team of extraordinary individuals who plan a 24-hour relay each year, to raise funds for Make A Difference Leadership Foundation. They complete a remarkable 1520 kilometres in total, made up of an average of 250km per day for seven days, culminating at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon in Cape Town

Join the running team or donate towards our fundraising goal.

Be the difference. Join the movement here.

Dylan Hobson 100-mile Fundraising Event

By | Partners

Dylan Hobson, one of our previous MAD2Run fundraisers, is raising funds for our future leaders again! Dylan will be participating in a 100-mile cycling race from London through the hills of Surrey and back into London. Support his activist campaign on Given Gain here. Thanks for being the difference, Dylan!

MySchool’s Dream2Teach Scholarship Fund:

By | Comprehensive Scholarship Programme

MySchool’s Dream2Teach Scholarship Fund, in partnership with MAD Leadership Foundation, applications are now open to all who meet the minimum criteria. However, given MySchools’s focus within the education sector, it required that you are applying as a current grade 12 learner who is planning to study towards an education degree in 2018.

Please take your time to familiarise yourself with the criteria and becoming aware of the required supporting documents that you will need to submit. The completed form and supporting documents must be submitted simultaneously.  Any application submitted that is incomplete or incorrectly completed will unfortunately not be considered, and any application that does not meet the basic requirements will not be considered, this is non-negotiable.

The completed application form, along with relevant supporting documentation, is to be submitted by no later than 31 July 2017 – no late applications will be accepted under any circumstances.

Completed applications to be emailed to applications@madleadership.org or sent via fax to +27 (0)86 775 8477 by no later than 31 July 2017.

Download the form here.

Annual Leadership Summit 2017

By | LEADERSHIP NEWS

Our Annual Leadership Summit from 3 – 7 July 2017, at Protea Hotel Technopark, was the highlight of our scholars’ year to date. With both learners and students in attendance, we had 158 future leaders ready to enhance their leadership styles, refine their leadership values and enjoy time with their fellow MAD Leadership Foundation scholars.

Through the week we engaged our scholars with industry leaders, challenging dialogue and topical conversations. With keynote speakers such as our Founding Chairman – Francois Pienaar, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Lynette Francis, Rapelang Rabana, Mondli Makhanya and Carel Nolte; the theme of the summit was brought to life.

The theme of the 2017 Annual Leadership Summit was “Communication in a Leadership Context”, facilitated by our leadership experts:

Russell Raath: President of Kotter Consulting and a Member of the Senior Leadership Team at Kotter International.

Rudi Buys: Dean of Humanities at Cornerstone Institute & consultant in youth development, higher education management and activism for reconciliation and transformation in higher education.

Our keynote speakers challenged our scholars to think critically about their responsibility as leaders through relevant topics listed below.

  • Mondli Makhanya (Editor-in-Chief of City Press): “The art of communication is the language of leadership” – as an editor, what are the values you portray, the decisions you make and the people you meet along the way that will change your life and perception of others.
  • Aletta Rochat (South Africa’s First Certified World Class Speaking Coach): “I refuse to sit at home and gather dust” – how do you timeously prepare and present speeches effectively and with confidence, ensuring you relate to your audience.
  • Carel Nolte (Founder of CN&CO): “Social media gives you a platform to make a difference” – how can you use the power of social media to give back and be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.
  • Dr Mamphela Ramphele (Activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman & political thinker): “Citizenship is about being the co-owner of a country” – how can we re-imagine South Africa and encourage inter-generational conversations to heal the divisions of the past.
  • Rapelang Rabana (Founder & CEO Rekindle Learning, Executive Director Nisela Capital,  Young Global Leader – World Economic Forum): “Teach a man to fish, and he can feed himself for a lifetime. Teach a man the internet, and he can change his life” – how anchored are you in your non-negotiables to focus you on your bold goals, to live with intentionality and to create your value.
  • Lynette Francis (Trained journalist and currently presents and produces the daily news and actuality talk show Praat Saam on RSG and anchors Fokus on SABC 2): “I see you” – invest in yourself and a better you, don’t be afraid to tell your story because your story can change lives.
  • Francois Pienaar: “When you lead, look for greatness in people, they will lead the way” – what is your moral compass as a leader, how will you influence critical thinking for growth and how do you ensure that you practice what you preach.

Thank you to the following sponsors, guest speakers, partners, facilitators and all the generous individuals who contributed to the success of our 2017 Leadership Summit:

  • Aletta Rochat
  • Andrew Gorman Photography
  • Arizona Spur Eikestad
  • Carel Nolte
  • Dr Mamphela Ramphele
  • Francois Pienaar
  • Jacques le Sueur
  • Lynette Francis
  • Marc Wyllie Productions
  • Meridian Wine Merchants (guest speaker gifts)
  • Mondli Makhanya
  • Parmalat
  • PR Lab
  • Protea Hotel Technopark
  • Rapelang Rabana
  • Rudi Buys
  • Russell Raath
  • Ster Kinekor
  • Studico Video Productions
  • Tiber Bonvec Construction

View all the images here.

Celcio – Making A Difference

By | LEADERSHIP NEWS

Celcio, Grade 12, Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (PTY) LTD  Education Foundation Scholar:

“Life is about making an impact not making an income. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are we doing for others? Because what I do for myself will be gone when I’m gone, but what I do for others will remain as my legacy.”

 

Making a Difference, by Celcio:

Making a difference is not driven by intelligence,

It is the will to do positive things and provide assistance.

Making a difference should be our daily mission.

A daily mission that will bring about social cohesion,

Social cohesion that will result in the development of our precious nation.

 

Making a difference is not manipulation of power and influence,

But giving to the less fortunate in abundance.

You can make a difference, it’s in your hands,

To the lives of the helpless,

Who have given up and became hopeless.

 

Making a difference is not doing good for attention,

It is enriching minds with education,

And being the voice against injustice and corruption.

Through stronger partnerships with government, business and civil society,

Together we can make a difference.

Lwazi: Dream Surgeon 2017

By | General

Lwazi is a Make A Difference Leadership Foundation scholar and a 3rd-year medical student at the University of Stellenbosch, and his dream is to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He chose to study medicine because it places him in situations where he can help people, as he believes that even the smallest good deed has a major impact on people, as it can inspire them to change and be better people. Lwazi’s vision is that the communities he lives in should become better places because of people who are willing to lend a helping hand, that education should start at home before it starts at school so that our South African communities can develop young people who are education driven. Lwazi, like many of our other future leaders, is, focused, dedicated, acts for the greater good and sincerely wants to make a difference in his community.

By choosing to support tomorrow’s leaders today, you really can change the course of someone’s life.

Thanks to Lwazi for sharing his story, Slingshot Media Productions, Silikamva High School, Victoria Hospital, Wynberg Boys High and the many other individuals who shared their time and resources to make this story a possibility.

Watch his story here.

SAB – PART OF THE ABINBEV FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

By | Comprehensive Scholarship Programme

The SAB – Part of the ABInBeV Family Scholarship, in partnership with MAD Leadership Foundation, applications are now open to all who meet the minimum criteria. However, given SAB – Part of the ABInBeV Family’s focus within the Marketing, Agriculture and Engineering sector, it is required that applicants be: current Grade 12 learners  who are applying for tertiary studies in Agriculture or Engineering or Marketing in the following fields: Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Plant Science / Biology, Plant Pathology, Plant Breeding, Molecular Genetics, BSc Food Science Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering; at a tertiary institution registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training at a public or private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act or N4-N6 and then at a TVET College, 1997.

Please take your time to familiarise yourself with the criteria and becoming aware of the required supporting documents that you will need to submit. The completed form and supporting documents must be submitted simultaneously.  Any application submitted that is incomplete or incorrectly completed will unfortunately not be considered, and any application that does not meet the basic requirements will not be considered, this is non-negotiable.

The completed application form, along with relevant supporting documentation, is to be submitted by no later than 31 July 2017 – no late applications will be accepted under any circumstances.

Completed applications to be emailed to applications@madleadership.org or sent via fax to +27 (0)86 775 8477 by no later than 31 July 2017.

Download the form here.

June Fellows 2017

By | Fellowship Programme

Congratulations and welcome to the following fellows:

  • Litsoanelo: University of Free State, B.(Communication Science) Corporate and Marketing Communication
  • Nozi: University of Free State, BSc Honors in Genetics

Well done!