ABOUT US

The Vaal Triangle is a town which is nestled in the south of Johannesburg. Its community has made an extensive contribution to the history and struggle of South Africa. Two of its townships, Sharpeville and Boipatong are known for enduring two of the most gruesome massacres in 1960 and 1992 respectively. With the Vaal being the birthplace of the Constitution of South Africa, The Vaal Leadership Academy intends using the sombre memory of Apartheid to make the youth aware what the struggle was for and make them rise from its ashes.

Since its informal formation in 2013 the Academy has worked with a number of township schools and youth. The organisation’s first programme involved reading and writing workshops for Grade 3 learners at Orange Farm Primary School. On 16 March 2017 a concert was hosted at Hoerskool Drie Riviere. With the assistance of the Austrian Embassy, the concert comprised two classical pianists from Austria as well as local youth.

The aim of the organisation is not only to make opportunities and information more accessible, but also to inculcate a culture on initiative for the youth to create a future they envisage. We also want to open the doors for individuals and other organisations to be a part of the solution in developing our youth.

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A Pot for my Plant

The Academy intends not only to keep its youth busy during this time, but also to save our environment by reusing everyday waste items.

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FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH EXPO: 24 JUNE 2019

With termly workshops and excursions completed for the first half of the year, the Academy hosted its first annual Youth Career Expo. The event was held at the Saul Tsotetsi  Sports Centre in Zone 14, Sebokeng and was broadcast live by VUTfm. Hosted by vibrant...

EDUCATION INVESTMENT BRUNCH – 26 SEPTEMBER 2019

  Dear Guest, please join us for our first Education Investment Brunch, which will be presented by Chief Economist of the Efficient Group, Mr Dawie Roodt. Mr Roodt is a nationally renowned economist who specialises in Government finance and monetary policy....

AIR-VOLUTION MOTORSPORTS ENGINEERS- 2 MARCH 2019

This was a workshop like no other! From point of entry our students we were wide-eyed.  Host and professional driver Mr Shawn Dziire showcased both his skills as well as knowledge about the engineering career in the motorsports industry. In between the races he took...

LANSERIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- 1 MARCH 2019

What was supposed to be a 1-hour session took a good 4 hours. Our students we greeted by two highly energetic ladies to take them through the processes of the airport before they were greeted by another staff member to detail career choices in the Aviation field. The...

SENTECH – 15 FEBRUARY 2019

BE A PART OF THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION #4IR “Worry about your future…” Upon request to Sentech for a career workshop for our youth, there was an immediate response of enthusiasm. 15 February came with the expectation of just a talk about telecommunications. How...

“IT’S COOL TO BE AN ARTISAN- MCD TRAINING CENTRE – 1 FEBRUARY 2019

It could have been just another career discussion, but not for these Maths and Science learners. 1 February 2019 marked the first career workshop of The Vaal Leadership Academy. The group comprised the class of 2019 as well as some learners of Grades 9-11. The...

HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATION – 24 SEPTEMBER 2017

To mark Heritage Month, on 24 September 2015 the local youth still did not disappoint. Dances from our different cultures were shown off by both young and old.

WOMEN’S MONTH – 9 AUGUST 2017

“It takes a village to raise a child”, and as a show of appreciation, the Academy held a thanks-giving luncheon in Vanderbijlpark. This was to encourage and to show our support for the most underpaid and unappreciated caregivers in our society-Women

YOUTH MONTH – 16 JUNE 2016

In 2015 the Academy was invited by a youth organization called Community Towards Unity (CTU). The local youth held an event that entailed taking the initiative to resolve their own problems. Members of the community came out in their numbers to give their support and...

THE FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL – 2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Lebohang Secondary School is situated in the township of Boipatong. This place is known for its tragic events of The 1992 Boipatong Massacres. This, however, has not stopped some of its youth from following their passion. After their Youth Day performances in Small...

VIENNA IN THE VAAL CONCERT – 16 MARCH 2017

On 16 March 2017, the Vaal Leadership Academy and Centre hosted a concert at Hoerskool Drie Riviere with the partnership and assistance of the Austrian Embassy. The aim of the concert was to create a platform to show off local talent alongside international...

meet the team

MOROA M. KOBELI

MOROA M. KOBELI

Founder and Director

ITUMELENG MADUNA

ITUMELENG MADUNA

Personal Assistant

KENEILWE MAMPURU

KENEILWE MAMPURU

Incubation and Creatives Manager

MOEKETSI MOTAUNG

MOEKETSI MOTAUNG

creative director

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Anumudu Jude Obinna

Anumudu Jude Obinna

Leadership Entrepreneur

VAAL-AFRICA PROJECTS

anumujude@gmail.com