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The Development and Leadership Unit (DLU)

Our vision is to develop high and positive impact world leaders for a better society by creating a vibrant student life experience.

We aim to create an environment that is enabling, empowering and one that allows the space for constructive debate, critical enquiry, civic engagement and challenging the status quo for the benefit of the students and society at large.

There are a variety of learning platforms DLU develops students through such as; 

  • Leadership Camps, Roundtables, Training and Development
  • Journeys of Discovery
  • Outdoor Experiential Related Learning

By creating a unique out-of-classroom environment, we're able to maximise the opportunities for student personal growth and intense self-discovery through exciting and challenging co-curricular activities and student leadership training. 

 We focus on:

  • Leadership Development and Experiential Programmes 
  • First Year Experience (FYE) Programme 
  • Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
  • Diversity Programmes and Initiatives 



IBM is excited to share with you that IBM has launched a Skills Development Portal called Digital Nation Africa (D-NA). As a start, please take the time to register and see the exciting courses available that you can access now for free. To access the IBM D - NA platform, please visit:  

D - NA offers all Africans a learning and enablement platform delivered by IBM Cloud. Users can expand their skills on the key technologies driving the digital world such as Cloud, AI, IoT, Blockchain. The platform encourages users to apply what they have learned and build innovative solutions leveraging the IBM Cloudand Watson services.  

This is not all, our D - NA New Collar Advisor tool will do an initial skill gap analysis for users based on their profile, and help find jobs in the market that best fit their skills.

More importantly, all registered D - NA users are entitled to a free IBM Cloud Lite account  IBM Cloud Lite Account that never expires allowing quick and easy access to 170+ services that can help you build your cloud apps fast with no credit card required and no time limit.

All courses are free, and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
For every course the user completes, an IBM Digital Badge will be issued.


For further information on how to register for these exciting development and leadership programmes as well as to find out more contact us.

DLU offices are situated on the first floor of the Student Union Building (Matrix).
Tel: (011) 717 9234