Do you want to become a leader in the DA?

Applications for the DA’s Young Leaders Programme 2020 are now open.

Applications will be accepted between Wednesday, 21 August 2019 and 17h00 on Monday, 9 September 2019.

What is the DA Young Leaders Programme?

The Young Leaders Programme is the DA’s intensive, yearlong, part-time political leadership development course.

The Programme strives to give passionate, young South African leaders the opportunity to develop themselves to their full potential, irrespective of their background.

What do we look for in a potential Young Leader?

Young South African leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 who are already making a difference where they are.

They are committed to not only bringing about change in their communities, but to also growing and developing their own potential.

Young Leaders are able to align their own personal value set to the DA’s liberal values, and are passionate about creating a better South Africa, considering politics and government as a serious career option for their own future.

How to apply?

The link to the application form with all the relevant details can be found on the webpage:

A complete application consists of:

  • a completed online application form;
  • a 90-second video of yourself (submitted via the application form); and
  • a valid letter of reference (submitted via the application form).

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