Leadership and Good Governance Programme

About this programme:

This programme is designed to build the capacity of traditional and elected leaders and to promote morals and good governance in traditional communities. This is in line with current trends not in South Africa but other African countries. It stems from the realisation that traditional leaders play a key role in the governance of a country and therefore building their capacity has become crucial if they have to be effective and efficient.

Firstly the programmes aims to ground traditional leaders and elected councillors in contemporary leadership theories and introduces them to principles of good governance within a prescribed legal framework, in order to deepen their understanding of inter-structural relations within defined spheres. Secondly, it seeks to impart general management, strategic planning and performance management techniques and skills, and thus expose traditional leaders and councillors to current development approaches which deal with community development challenges.

How you will benefit. You will learn to:

  • Demonstrate matured and participatory style of leadership in traditional communities
  • Apply relevant legislation when executing duties and demonstrate a deeper understanding of the traditional institution and its relation with democratic structures operating at local government level
  • Understand acceptable principles of management and apply them when executing duties and protect human rights in traditional communities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of land use management and natural resource management
  • Establish synergistic partnership with various stakeholders
  • Demonstrate awareness and interest in economic development discussions or activities undertaken in traditional communities

Key focus areas:

  • African Leadership In Action
  • African Leadership In Action
  • Good Governance and Legislative Framework
  • Rural Community Development
  • General Management
  • Natural Resource Management and Land Administration

Who should attend:

Candidates should have an interest in Leadership and Good Governance issues, must occupy leadership positions and have the potential of being appointed as traditional leaders. Others may occupy leadership positions as elected councillors

Entrance requirements:

Completion of National Senior Certificate (NSC Degree) OR Mature candidates may also apply on the basis of industry experience and recognition of prior learning


1 year (7 block sessions)

* This programme is only available for a full cohort of a minimum of 20 delegates

Date(s) Programme Fee
Available on Request The programme fee will be determined based on the requirements
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning