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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New Leadership Appointed for 2017

SAWIP is pleased to announce the appointment of the Program Assistant and Team Managers for the coming year. Two Team Managers have been appointed in the Western Cape and the Program Assistant and a Team Manager have been appointed in Gauteng....Read more

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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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