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Global Perspectives on Leadership: South Africa 2019

Program Cost: $4,700-5,000 (includes transportation within South Africa, meals in South Africa, accommodations, and activities/program related-expenses). Not included in program cost: international airfare (approximately $1,500 - you are welcome to use points and miles as well as participate in fundraising with the group) vaccinations/medications, passport, gear you may wish to bring. 

 Johannesburg Skyline

Tentative Itinerary for South Africa: Summer 2019

What follow below is a draft itinerary of the experience in South Africa and could change depending on program costs, group needs, and availability of sites.

Cape Town South Africa

Day 1-2: Travel from Portland to Cape Town

Day 3: Arrive Cape Town, begin orientation

Day 4-5: Orientation/site seeing

  • Spend 2 days engaging in team building activities; setting group intentions; discussing health and safety; and generally getting to know one another and establishing group dynamics.

Day 6-10: ikhaya le langa and site seeing

  • Join with Ikhaya le Langa (https://ikhayalelanga.co.za/) in Langa Township. This innovative organization is working with the community of Langa to help drive development in a number of ways:
    • ikhaya Le Langa NPC (the house of Sun) is a non-profit organization in Langa, the oldest historically Black township in the Western Cape.
  • iKhaya le Langa's mission is to revitalize the Langa Quarter, an area of thirteen streets and five-hundred homes. This community has languished at the bottom of the racialized socio-economic order in Cape Town for generations. Twenty years into democracy, this historic community continues to suffer from a lack of the basic capabilities.
  • Langa Quarter’s mission is to respect and protect history and create a sustainable township destination providing business, training and employment opportunities and social support to those in need within a secured, cleaned, greened environment, becoming an aspirational benchmark for Langa and Cape Town.”
    • Here the group will engage in homestays organized though ikhaya le Langa. This is part of their “Homestay Hotel” venture. Additionally, the group will participate in social projects, educational workshops, and conferences regarding this unique part of Cape Town
    • Additionally, the group will engage in a few field trips to some of the major sites, Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope (with penguins!), Robben Island, and a safari departing from Cape Town

Day 11: Flight to Durban, private shuttle transfer to Port Edward to begin program with Sustaining the Wild Coast

Day 12-16: Sustaining the Wild Coast  ocean waves crashing into beach in South Africa

  • Travel to the “Wild Coast” of South Africa, enjoying the natural and scenic beauty.
  • Work with Sustaining the Wild Coast (https://www.swc.org.za/), an indigenous lead environmental group promoting sustainability and indigenous rights in the face of corporate mining. We’ll talk with local leaders about how they are fighting to preserve the cultural and environmental heritage of the diverse indigenous communities in this region.
  • Engage in a homestay/trek, beginning in Port Edwards and hiking along the beautiful “Wild Coast”, stopping in local communities to stay the night with local families.

Day 17-20: Flight to Johannesburg; get settled and begin educational programming exploring South Africa's history, current views on leadership/reconciliation, and some meetings with key figures in South Africa's past. 

Johannesburg Skyline

Programming includes:

  • Apartheid Museum
  • Constitution Hill
  • Soweto Township
  • African Leadership Institute
Day 22: Fly home from Johannesburg to Portland

 

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