African Leadership University to produce world-class graduates

Fred Swaniker is spearheading a new way of learning through the African Leadership University.

The university will produce graduates with world-class qualifications and skills, with plans to establish 25 campuses across Africa - the first campus has opened in Mauritius..

702's John Robbie on spoke to Swaniker on his ambitions to expand with 25 universities across the continent.

Listen to the interview below:

We are building a network of 25 universities across the continent; we opened the first one in Mauritius.

Fred Swaniker, founder of African Leadership Unleashed University

About 25 million students finish matric every year, and universities can only take 4 million of them... We need to expand the number of universities we have.

Fred Swaniker, founder of African Leadership Unleashed University

The graduates that we produce have the skills that employers are looking for, and will also be able to create jobs as entrepreneurs because we can't produce unemployed graduates.

Fred Swaniker, founder of African Leadership Unleashed University

We are leveraging technology to bring in the world's best professors from the greatest universities around the world.

Fred Swaniker, founder of African Leadership Unleashed University

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

This is being called the biggest medical advancement in South African cardiology since Dr Chris Barnard's first heart transplant.

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

The Council on Higher Education says parents need to be wary of the increasing number of fly-by-night tertiary institutions.

New app to detect hearing loss

New app to detect hearing loss

University of Pretoria has developed a new app which uses a smartphone to detect hearing loss.

What a year's study at a top ranked African university will cost you

What a year's study at a top ranked African university will cost you

We did some research into what it would cost you to study at some of the top-ranked African universities for a year. It's no surprise that SA's top universities are the most expensive in the continent.

Tuition fee increase: What could be possible alternatives?

Tuition fee increase: What could be possible alternatives?

John Robbie speaks to Higher Education and Training spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana as the Wits protest enters its second day.

Who will lead South Africa?

Who will lead South Africa?

A mix of activists, academics & intellectuals encouraging the youth to challenge poor leadership, as they did all those years ago.

Popular articles
So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Shop 'til you drop: The top 'Black Friday' deals this week

Shop 'til you drop: The top 'Black Friday' deals this week

Start your Christmas shopping off with a bang at these major retailers offering some impressive discounted sales for Black Friday.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...

Police hunt man who doled out drug-laced sweets to school kids

Police hunt man who doled out drug-laced sweets to school kids

60 children from three schools in south of Johannesburg were rushed to hospital after eating sweets handed out by a stranger.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?