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Having a white father and an Indian mother has influenced Mikyle Fourie to easily interact with others and how he views the world. The input of two different cultures has given him a very positive start in life and he feels he’s a true reflection of the new generation of South Africans.

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Kenya-born Gloriah Wafula is in her fourth and final year at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda, and she’s already been offered a job with the Bank of America after completing two internships with them.

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One way or another, wherever we ALU graduates find ourselves we are going to lead, and we need to be ethical and be able to impact our followers by doing the right thing and not making the mistakes that our leaders are making now.

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Because we have such a history of oppression that thought process is indoctrinated in our minds, so when we get to the top as South Africans, we tend to focus on ourselves and how much we can fill our own pockets, instead of worrying about the people we said we’d be helping when we got to the top. So the state of South Africa as a whole and the decisions and the lifestyle of the people in leadership don’t reflect what our predecessors have been fighting for.

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One of the problems holding Africa back, is that some of its most promising students are lured away by the offer of scholarships abroad. Once they go, their intellect and potential to solve Africa’s problems may be lost to the continent forever, Mwikisa Kanguya believes.

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