Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) Scholarships

      • ASRI Future Leaders Programme for Young South Africa 2024

      • The ASRI Future Leaders programme, is an intensive, full-time, graduate training programme, that develops young university graduates for careers in the Civil Society and Government sectors, and therefore recruits individuals who are socially and politically active in their communities. The program s ... read more and apply
      • ASRI Future Leaders Programme (FLP) (South Africa) 2021

      • The ASRI-Future Leaders Programme (FLP) recruits 30 candidates annually, for exposure to selected themes in politics, policy, democracy and governance in preparation for a career in politics, public (civil) service, civil society, business and the media. The aim of the programme is to develop the ca ... read more and apply
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On the 2 April 1694, Sheikh Yusuf of Makassar, the Nephew of the King of Gowa arrived in the Cape Colony to serve his political banishment at the hands of the Dutch East India Company. Sheikh Yusuf’s home became a sanctuary for the slaves of the Cape, and it was from these slaves and political exiles that the first cohesive Muslim community in South Africa emerged. In 2005, Sheikh Yusuf was Posthumously Awarded the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo in Gold, by the President of the Republic of South Africa, for his contribution to the struggle against colonialism. In 1794, the first ... read more