MINDS Youth Programme on Elections and Governance South Africa


The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is an Africa-wide think tank which provides an inclusive platform for dialogue, information dissemination and networking. Its programmes are underpinned by rigorous research into all aspects of African Heritage, in order to shape policy and practice on critical issues of governance, integrated economic development and the evolution of African institutions. Through our programmes we seek to address the short, medium, and long-term developmental challenges facing Africa in a holistic and comprehensive manner.


Name of Primary Programme
MINDS Youth Programme on Elections and Governance
Programme Start Date
Telephone Number
+27 11 325 0501
Programme Type
Leadership Impact Platform
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Organisation website
Programme Funders
Philanthropic, Corporate
Region from which participants are selected
Various, Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
Programme Contact email
Philanthropic funders
Nelson Mandela Foundation; South Africa Trust; Graca Machel Trust
Region of programme delivery
Southern Africa
Country of operation
South Africa
Corporate funders
South African Airways; Musacapital; NEDBank
Are programmes continuing?
Organisation Name

Leadership organisation location

Investment Place Office Park, Block C, off, 2nd Ave, 10th Rd, Hyde Park, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
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