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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible to apply?
    Applications are open to all women who wish to apply and meet the selection criteria.
  2. Can a person be nominated to participate in the programme?
    Yes, a person can be nominated based on their strategic role and attributes. A nomination form, obtainable here and must be completed by the nominator.
  3. Will nominated individuals be subjected to the same selection process?
    Yes, nominated individuals will be expected to complete the application form and will be subjected to the standard application and selection process. Those entering the application and selection process following a nomination will not have an advantage over those who apply themselves in the selection process.
  4. How do I apply?
    Complete the online application form and upload supporting documentation at    https://forms.gle/Jxa1DWDwuMXA2A54A as specified. 

    Download the application form at here and submit the completed form with all necessary supporting documentation via e-mail to  WomenInLeadership@uct.ac.za 
  5. Will late applications be considered?
    Unfortunately, no late applications will be considered. If you miss the closing date, 7 February 2020, you will have to wait for the next cohort intake.
  6. What would it take for me to be considered?
    All applicants who meet the requirements as stipulated by the selection criteria in the advert will be considered.
  7. When will I know the outcome of the selection process?
    The selection process will take place in 3 stages: longlisting, shortlisting and final selection. You will be notified of the outcome of your application at each relevant stage. You can expect to hear whether you have been longlisted by 19 February 2020; whether you have been shortlisted by 28 February 2020, and whether you have been selected into the programme by 6 March 2020.
  8. How would I know that I have been considered?
    You will be notified of the outcome after each and every stage of the selection process. The selection panel shall make a recommendation on the suitability of each applicant after considering all the requirements stipulated.  A formal response letter will be written to you informing you of the outcome.
  9. What if I do not have a post matric/grade 12 qualification but I want to participate?
    You will need to have at least 5 years’ relevant working experience and be willing to apply for a recognition of prior learning for access. An online application form for RPL access and motivation form can be downloaded here. For any questions regarding your RPL access, you can email lgwldp@zenandeleadership.com
  10. What if I am selected to participate but I am unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances?
    To successfully complete the programme, participation in all components of the progamme is required – this includes attending all residential training components.  The residential components of the short course are scheduled as follows:
    • 6 – 9 April 2020
    • 22 – 25 June 2020
    • 31 August – 3 September 2020
  11. At what level is the programme? And is it a certificated programme?
    The Local Government Women’s leadership Development programme includes a short course that is accredited by UCT and as a skills programme at NQF level 5 with the LGSETA. Two certificates will be issued: A UCT certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the short course; the short course is not credit bearing for higher education institutions, i.e. no credits will be accumulated that can be used toward further higher education qualifications.  A second certificate will be issued by Zenande Leadership Consulting, an accredited SETA training provider, for the LGSETA accredited skills programme. This certificate can be used towards related qualifications.
  12. Where is the training going to be held?
    The residential components of the training will be held in Cape Town, hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT); online learning components of the training will be hosted in the UCT learning management system, VULA.
  13. Are there costs to participating in the programme? Since this is a SALGA initiative, who will be responsible for these costs?
    The programme fees will be covered by SALGA. However, travel and accommodation requirements for successful candidates will be covered by their respective municipalities.
  14. Who should I contact with any questions about the programme?
    All questions should be directed to Mercia Colbert (SALGA) at 012 369 8000 or via email at​​​​​​WomenInLeadership@salga.org.za. Alternatively, questions can be directed to Wendy Hendricks at 021 650 5669 or Hannah Diaz   at 021 650 1459, or via email at WomenInLeadership@uct.ac.za.