Call for Applications

Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education invites applications for its first offering of a Foundation Course on Emancipatory Ideas and Experiences.  This course explores the links between ideas for social change, the complexity of the world under globalised capitalism, South Africa’s place in it and what it means to imagine an alternative to the world as it exists today. Participants will grapple with burning questions facing today’s generation of activists as well as reflect on and relate theory and concepts to experiences and ongoing struggles. Also built into the Foundation Course are critical reading, thinking and writing skills. The course will be delivered in an engaging and participatory style, with educators and guest lecturers using a combination of lectures, seminars, film screenings, debates, discussion groups and outdoor activities. The course is residential and has five components/modules that run over five blocks starting in March 2017, in Cape Town.
Who can apply? 
Participants must hold a matric certificate or equivalent, occupy a leadership position in an activist organisation and display a strong commitment to social justice. In addition, participants will be expected to commit to attending the entire duration of the course, which runs over five blocks:
  • Registration and orientation: Wed 22 March
  • Module 1: Thurs 23 – Mon 27 March
  • Module 2: Thurs 22 – Mon 26 June
  • Module 3: Thurs 13 – Mon 17 July
  • Module 4: Thurs 07 – Mon 11 Sept
  • Module 5: Thurs 23 – Mon 27 Nov
Tuition fees, travel and accommodation will be provided by Tshisimani. Space is limited to 25 participants.

How to apply?

To apply, fill in this application form with a motivation letter and short bio and send it to Nominated applications should be accompanied by a nomination letter from their organisations.

The deadline for applications is Monday 13 February. For more information, click here.