Landa Mabenge | YALI 2017 Impact Story

“The Presidential Precinct, for me, has served as a great premise to continue the work that I’m doing, but more so to think bigger.” – Landa Mabenge

Landa is the Founder and Managing Director of Landa Mabenge Consulting (PTY) Ltd, a company with the purpose of exploring and enhancing the […]

Sally Hurt | YALI 2017 Impact Story

“It’s important to have this network of people across Africa.” – Sally Hurt

Sally has over three years of experience in the civil society sector in South Africa, and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in February 2017. Currently, Sally works as an attorney […]

Catherine Constantinides – MWF2016 Impact Story

Catherine Constantinides is a climate activist, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur from Johannesburg, South Africa.

“The ability to go back home with a network of other African leaders who come from every corner of our continent has been something so powerful.”

Catherine spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a Mandela […]

Pearl Pillay – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Just recently named one of the top 200 South Africans by Mail & Guardian, Pearl Pillay is a ‪YALI 2015‬ Fellow who is confident that youth play a determining role in the future of the African continent. Through her NGO, Youth Lab ZA, Pearl is working to bridge gaps […]

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Hlayisani Nkuwashu – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Hlayisani Nkuwashu, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow from Modjadjiskloof, South Africa share his story of using art and culture to empower youth. “I believe so much in the power of art and culture. It’s something that cannot be taken away from us. It’s who we are!”

Precinct Fellow Spotlight: Warren Johannes

2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Warren Johannes reflects on ways that the Presidential Precinct has empowered him in his work back home in South Africa.

Pretty Mnisi – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

August 3, 2014 | Pretty Mnisi | 2014 Washington Fellow

Pretty Mnisi from Pretoria, South Africa, shares her experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

Warren Johannes – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

July 23, 2014 | Warren Johannes | 2014 Washington Fellow

Warren Johannes, a 2014 Washington Fellow from East London, South Africa, shares his experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

Advocating for Girls

July 17, 2014 | Pretty Mnisi | 2014 Washington Fellow

Against Gender Based Violence

My major challenge is to advocate against gender based violence, for women’s health and for rural woman’s education. I work to bring together different stakeholders for improved impact. This includes harnesing capacity of key community structures to respond to gender based […]

Complex Contexts

July 14, 2014 | Warren Johannes | 2014 Washington Fellow

My journey to the United States is more than merely an academic project. The visit has enormous spiritual resonance, considering our intractable history. Hence, my commentary is written in that background. South Africa, for instance, has a story of slavery and racism. […]