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Partnering with world-class universities and research

Public Private Partnerships are important for an institution to remain relevant. Therefore, AEL is collaborating with world-class universities such as Stellenbosch University Water Institute and Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. We are an implementing partner with them on a project on Water Smart and Climate Wise Farm Management; this project is building capacity …

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Community Projects

In order to create a better world, systemic sustainability is of the essence; that means actions are needed which has to do with the natural environment, the economy and social aspects. Therefore, the AEL is an active partner on school food gardens in order to assist with the expensive school feeding programme. Schools are spaces …

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Welcome to the Academy for Environmental Leadership, situated in the heart of Southern Africa, where the Kalahari meets the Orange River. The idea of The Academy for Environmental Leadership was first conceived by Adv J.A. (Fef) le Roux SC., former Director and Chairperson of Curro Holdings Limited. The idea came about as a result of …

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AEL In Die Pers| Gemsbok, 14 Aug 2020


A Letter To our CEO From Past Student

[Read a letter from 2019 student, Erin, to our CEO last week..shared with her permission.] Dear Oom Gys and AEL staff, I hope you are all doing well. Last year you asked us if we would come back for another year if AEL was a two-year course. I think I may have said no at …

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AEL Suksesvol Met Aanlynonderrig.

AEL SUKSESVOL MET AANLYNONDERRIG TYDENS DIE GRENDELTYD Die aanmelding van die eerste gevalle van die Covid-19 pandemie in Suid-Afrika het die AEL se leer en onderrig aktiwiteite ratte laat verwissel ten einde ons studente die geleentheid te bied om op skedule te bly met die akademiese program. Daar is ekstra hard, maar ook op ‘n …

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