Tebogo Ditshego chosen to participate in Barack Obama’s Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

46 South Africans chosen to participate in prestigious programme

Johannesburg – April 10, 2014 – Last year, United States (US) President Barack Obama announced plans to invest in the next generation of African leaders through the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Over 49,000 applications were submitted and yesterday 46 South Africans were chosen to participate in the programme including Ditshego Media Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Tebogo Ditshego.

This comes just two months after Tebogo Ditshego was named as one of Forbes Magazine’s top 30 African Entrepreneurs under 30 for 2014.

Tebogo Ditshego and his YALI counterparts will travel to the US on June 14, for a programme where they will spend six weeks studying business entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management. After the academic programme they will travel to Washington DC to participate in a three-day Washington Fellows Summit hosted by President Obama.

“This is a great opportunity which will assist us to sharpen our leadership skills as well as network with young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. I am honoured to have been chosen to participate in the YALI programme and plan to use what I have learned to plough back into local communities on my return,” says Tebogo Ditshego.