Frequently Asked Questions

Applications close on the 24th of October 2019 at Midnight.

No, unfortunately we are not accepting late applications. If you wish to be part of
our Public Service Fellowship, you can apply next year when we reopen applications again.

The Apolitical Academy Southern Africa Public Service Fellowship is open to
citizens and permanent residents of SADC (Southern Africa Development
Community) countries.

The Apolitical Academy Southern Africa Public Service Fellowship is a fully funded
fellowship programme. Apolitical Academy covers costs associated with participating in the fellowship for the 9-month period. Each fellow is however required to pay a commitment fee which is determined annually by the Apolitical Academy.

No. For the application, prospective fellows must produce a short video which
responds specifically to the three questions asked. These videos must be uploaded
onto YouTube and made available for the selection panel to easily view these videos.

Yes. The Apolitical Academy Southern Africa Public Service Fellowship is for
ethical and transformational leaders seeking to transition into public life. Fellows
need not be members of political parties to be eligible to participate in the fellowship. The fellowship aims to equip leaders with the skills and practical experience necessary to transition into public life.

We are looking for 25 candidates to be part of our Public Service Fellowship.

Yes, there is an age criterion, we are looking for candidates between the ages of 20 – 45.

No, you do not have to have a formal qualification to apply for the Public Service Fellowship. We are more interested in your leadership track record.

No, unfortunately not. We receive a high number of applications and we will not
be accepting incomplete applications.

Recruitment day is a day which we have designated to conduct various assessments including panel interviews and group assessments. It will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 23 November 2019. It’s also a day which will allows us to meet our shortlisted candidates and for them to meet us.

The first Seminar will be held from 24-27 January 2020 in South Africa. Seminar attendance is compulsory.

Yes, these seminars will only be attended by the Public Service Fellows and will not be open to the general public.

Yes, you can reapply next year if you are unsuccessful this year.

We are unfortunately are not recruiting at the moment. Please check our
website for future opportunities.