SAWIP inspires, develops and supports annual teams of interns and its whole alumni body to bring about community development through social projects amongst the most disadvantaged and marginalised South Africans.

SAWIP Team 2015

The boards and management of the South Africa-Washington International Program are pleased to announce the Team of 2015. After a highly competitive process of selection, nineteen exceptional interns were selected to pursue an intensive seven month development program in South Africa and the United States which aims to inspire and build their capabilities for servant leadership and the delivery of social projects amongst poor and marginalized South Africans and build our nation.

SAWIP SA Board welcomes Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba as Director

Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba was appointed as a Group Executive Director of Discovery Limited in July 2011. He holds a medical degree from the University of Natal, specialised in Obstetrics and Gynecology, holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the University of London, and an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.

SAWIP Newsletter November 2014

Click here to download the SAWIP Newsletter November 2014.

Application Instruction Document 2015

The Application Instruction Document 2015 is now available! This document contains all the materials and questions you will need to prepare for the SAWIP 2015 Application.  It is advised that you use this document as a model as the online application must be completed in a single sitting and cannot be saved.


Applications for SAWIP 2015 have closed. Thank you very much for your interest in the South Africa-Washington International Program!

SAWIP Team Managers 2015

We are delighted to announce SAWIP’s three Team Managers for 2015 – Sibahle Magadla (SAWIP Alumna 2013), Sibusisiwe Maseko  (Allan Gray Orbis Fellow & University of Cape Town Student) who are based in the Western Cape and Cara Mazetti-Claassen (SAWIP Alumna 2013) who will be based in Gauteng. The Team Managers will be assisting in the recruitment of a wide pool of candidates, the implementation of the SAWIP curriculum, and inspiring team members to reach their potential.

$20 for 20

After 20 years of political freedom, Nelson Mandela’s vision

for South Africa remains an unfulfilled dream

You can make a difference

<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 2
  • In Northern Ireland the national identities of the people living there is amazingly complex, extremely diverse and profoundly interesting.   Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when Ireland was ap
  • At birth when many of us are baptized, a European name is given to the child (I never got one for some reason), as I grew up I have come to realize and appreciate how significant our African names are
  • It is strange to think that I have been part of the SAWIP community for almost four months now and yet somehow I can’t imagine my life without SAWIP. Over the past few months I have learned so much fr
  • The national development plan states that in order to reverse the figures of unemployment in the country, 5 million jobs have to be created by 2020, and 11 million by 2030. This employment can come th
  • This week the UP team began to prepare for its group community engagement post D.C by visiting Seshegong Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch. Meeting the young leaders of the school was a truly humbl
  • It was Benjamin Franklin that once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” To a large degree this was the over-arching theme of the session on Reputation Management facilitated by
  • "Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
  • On Monday May 19th, I had the opportunity to meet, engage and listen to a talk given by Clem Sunter hosted by SAWIP. My father introduced me to Sunter’s work over 10 years ago after the 9/11 terror at
  • “Do I develop myself to propel my personal goals and ambitions or do I develop myself to truly serve others?” Am I able to do both?   These are the questions that many young middle class South Afric
  • I am not too sure why a particular South African financial institution (will not mention names) decided to change their slogan from the title of this blog piece . “Thinking ahead” is what the world an



Facebook Friends of SAWIP