Privacy Policy

Who we are

African Leadership Academy provides education leadership programs for African students. ALA seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact and accelerate the continents growth trajectory. is our website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When visitors submit information via contact forms, we collect the data and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies Collected

  • ADNX
  • ALAMAU Blog
  • WordPress
  • Twitter
  • Teads
  • Amazon Adsystem
  • DoubleClick
  • GoogleSyndication
  • Pubmine
  • Facebook
  • Google APIs
  • WP
  • Facebook

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with third-parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

The full name African Leadership Academy NPC
Legal status Non Profit Company
Registration Details Registration number 2005/005377/08
Place of Registration South Africa
Directors Fred Swaniker, Margaret Nkrumah, David Geral, William Asiko, Jon Cummings, Itumeleng Kgaboesele
Physical Address 1050 Printech Ave, Honeydew 2040 South Africa
Postal Address Postnet Suite 413, Private Bag X1

Northcliff 2115  South Africa

Physical Address for receipt of legal documents Postnet Suite 413, Private Bag X1 Northcliff 2115 South Africa
Telephone Number

Fax Number

+27 11 699 3000

+27 11 252 6190

E-mail address
Website address
Membership to self-regulatory and/or accreditation bodies Gauteng Department of Education, Reg. No. 400286

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have security protocols in place that prevent unauthorized data access.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the case of a data breach, we will duly notify affected users.