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Shaping New Leaders

We create opportunities for professionals to engage in purposeful work that drives change in South Africa

Our Approach

From external graduate opportunities to internal learner management systems and aligned study assistance, we’re passionate about seeing talent and opportunity come together in pursuit of personal and professional development.

Noluthando Mqakelana and Peter Searle with accolades from the Old Mutual Partnership Awards

The NLF Experience

Khodani Makatu
Zivai Mukorombindo

"The breadth of exposure to different aspects of the education sector at New Leaders Foundation is unparalleled, but what has really made it an incredible place to launch my career is the people. I have learned so much from my managers, peers and education stakeholders on how to solve complex education problems using data, how to manage projects, how to build strategic relationships, and how to manage effectively, all of which have been essential to my success at New Leaders Foundation."

Khodani Makatu Senior Manager

"I started my journey with New Leaders Foundation in 2020, working as a Change Management and Delivery intern for two months. This experience provided an amazing foundation for building my problem-solving skills and getting a feel for what it means to work in a corporate environment. I had the opportunity to return in 2021, working closely with the User Engagement Manager to hone my strategic communication and engagement skills. Being here has, on both occasions, enabled me to fast-track my professional and personal growth.”

Vuyile Sebiloane Communication Support

"During my time at NLF I have worked with various organisational units. I have also worked in close proximity to the CEO, the Finance Manager, HR Director and Programme managers and I have learnt a lot about leadership, negotiation, communication skills etc. This also gave me an insight into how different organisational units interact. I have developed in terms of confidence and showing up and this is attributed by the nature of my work where I work with people from all levels. Importantly, I have also learnt how to plan my work, measure the work and analyse how I am doing."

Zivai Mukorombindo Provincial Manager: Mpumalanga