President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the ANC political school, named after struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo, in April 2019. The school has now formally been named as the OR Tambo School of Leadership. All the ANC political school online courses will be rebranded with the OR Tambo School’s branding including certificates. Please note this does not have an impact on the course content.


It is important to note that you need to have passed Module 1: History of South Africa and the ANC and Module 2: Building the ANC organisation and Module 3: Government in order to start with Module 4: Economic Development.


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The OR Tambo School of Leadership Module 4: Economics and Development
This module deals with economics and development from a global and South African perspective.
It includes the structure of an economy, gross domestic product, trade, production of wealth and class and inequality, and poverty and development. It also covers sustainable development and the impacts and threats to economies at global and local levels.

Finally, it deals with key ANC economic policies, the National Development Plan and Radical Economic Transformation.

The The OR Tambo School of Leadership will keep a database of all students who have registered and completed modules. You will get a certificate of completion for each module if you get at least 60%.

New modules will be added to the political school website when they are developed. We will notify all registered students of new modules.

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