Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership: Serving the needs of government, business and civil society

Established in 1996, TGSL has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence in management and education.

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The Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership (TGSL) at the University of Limpopo (UL) is strategically situated at the Edupark Campus, conveniently positioned in close proximity to the N1 highway to the north, providing convenient access to the campus.

The site of the facility provides wonderful vistas of the City of Polokwane, and the New Peter Mokaba Stadium are among the many amenities that can be viewed.

Established in 1996, TGSL has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence in management and education. Our foundational vision is to emerge as a premier provider of postgraduate qualifications in the fields of business management, development planning, and public administration and management.

To realise this objective, the School is dedicated to delivering high-quality programmes, conducting cutting-edge research and actively engaging with communities not only in South Africa but also within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and across the entire African continent.

Our vision is firmly anchored in a core mission centred on building capacity to empower societies, the public sector and the business community through the dissemination of business education, development and public administration skills.

The TGSL offers three distinct qualifications in the fields of management and administration:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Public Administration and Management (MPAM)
  • Master of Development in Planning and Management (MDEV)

The TGSL takes pride in offering three Master’s programmes that have received full accreditation from the Council on Higher Education. Additionally, we are honoured to be affiliated with esteemed organisations such as the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) and the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).

Our Master’s programmes are meticulously tailored to cater to middle and senior managers across various sectors, including the public service, civil society and corporate domains. These programmes are delivered using a hybrid methodology, combining face-to-face and online learning components. This blended approach promotes student accountability while affording them the flexibility to balance their academic pursuits with other commitments.

Moreover, face-to-face interactions create a dynamic learning environment, enabling students to engage meaningfully with their peers and experienced lecturers.

Professor Sipho Mokoena, Director: Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership

Staff excellence

At TGSL, we take pride in our accomplished academic staff, who possess both academic expertise and hands-on experience gained from diverse business and public sector backgrounds. This wealth of knowledge enriches our programmes and ensures that our students receive a well-rounded education.

We are pleased to note that our graduates consistently excel as managers and leaders across various industry sectors, showcasing their exceptional skills and leadership capabilities in real-world professional settings.

Furthermore, TGSL offers executive management programmes that are designed to address the specific needs of both corporate and public sector administration and management. These programmes serve as valuable resources for entrepreneurs and owner-managers of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), equipping them with the essential skills necessary for effectively overseeing the growth and development of their businesses.

In addition to our comprehensive postgraduate degree programmes, TGSL also offers a range of short learning programmes (SLPs):

  • Management Development Programme
  • Senior Management Programme
  • Executive Management Programme

When required to do so, the TGSL is able to develop customised training programmes to meet customers’ special and specific needs.

TGSL remains committed to making a meaningful contribution to the local society in which it is situated. The school actively facilitates dialogues that foster engagement between students, academics and the broader community with prominent figures in both industry and public discourse.

In recent times, TGSL has provided valuable opportunities for the community to interact with distinguished industry leaders, including:

  • Dr Nthabi Leoka, an accomplished economist
  • Mr Risenga Maluleke, the Statistician-General
  • Ms Tsakani Maluleke, the Auditor-General of South Africa
  • Mr Lesetja Kganyago, the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank

The TGSL Leadership Conversations play a pivotal role in shaping thought leadership and ensuring that our programmes remain aligned with current industry trends and insights. 

Contact Details: 

Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership
PO Box 756, Fauna Park 0787
Tel: +27 15 268 3735/4180 | Email: TGSL@ul.ac.za
Website: www.ul.ac.za