SAWIP is inspiring, developing and supporting young South Africans for ethical, servant leadership.

Social and economic transformation

SAWIP believes that community engagement is essential for developing compassionate leaders and proactive citizens.


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Leadership Development

A six month leadership curriculum both in South Africa and Washington, DC, supplemented by ongoing alumni opportunities.

Community Engagement

A core element of SAWIP, expressed through individual and team projects, both in South Africa and Washington DC.

Professional Exposure

Real world experience provided through six week work exposure in prestigious environments in Washington, DC.

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SAWIP 2016 Team Graduates

Last Friday night was an significant moment for the South Africa-Washington International Program, marking not only the graduation of the 2016 team and their progression into our now 142 member alumni community... Read more


SAWIP Newsletter – September 2016

In this edition of the SAWIP Newsletter: Letter from the COO Sally Currin (South Africa), Expect to get lost: The SAWIP Summer Program By Cheri-Leigh Erasmus, Watching History Unfold By Noxolo Ntaka... Read more

Latest Team Blog Entries

Affirming what is good

Chapter 2 of How to win friends and influence people use the film The King’s Speech as example how important it is that we give recognition to people in the right way. Prince Albert the Duke of York, preparing to be sworn in as king, had a big problem when it came to...

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The ability of leaders to empower others.

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell   Over the last three weeks, the UP team had their Community Engagement Project at Seshegong Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch....

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