Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership

Serving the Needs of Government, Business, and Civil Society

The Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership of the University of Limpopo is located at Edupark Campus which is located opposite the Peter Mokaba Stadium, which was one of the FIFA World Cup stadiums of 2010, in the city of Polokwane in the Limpopo Province.

TGSL was established in 1996 when the then Vice Chancellor of the “University of the North” signed an MoU with Baruch College and the New School of Social Research in New York City. Baruch intended to assist the University of the North with processes for the development of its own business school. The business school partnership fizzled out but resulted in the transference of the New School’s NGO training workshop methodologies to the University of the North which resulted in the establishment of the Development Facilitation and Training Initiative (DevFTI). Utilising the funds provided for by the New School in New York, the first South African NGO training workshops were held in 1997. The DevFTI programme attracted participation from Limpopo, East and Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, Lesoth, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angoala, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The workshops impressed the funders (Rockefeller, Mott and Ford Foundations) who provided further funds for more workshops and for the development of the Master Programme in Development (MDev). ...read more

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