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Listen, Live, and Learn (LLL) applications for 2025 are open!

Listen, Live, and Learn (LLL) applications for 2025 are open!


Could you be a LLLer? Apply now to join LLL in 2025! Applications close 4 August 2024.

LLL Leadership Workshop

LLL Leadership Workshop


“As someone in positional student leadership, these conversations can be quite demotivating as you realize that students need a greater platform to be heard. The inputs from various students—in positional and non-positional leadership—made me realize that there is a way to lead without having all of the power or authority to make decisions. It is called collaboration and innovation—that is where student leadership is most effective.”

LLL x MiDO Foundation

LLL x MiDO Foundation


Dale also commented on the all-female leadership team sharing inspiring stories and underscoring the importance of motivating female learners. Despite the dinner ending in darkness due to load shedding, the determination to engage in a selfie was evident that also made for much laughter!

Pedaling for Dignity: LLLer participates in Cycle Tour for #Move4Food

Pedaling for Dignity: LLLer participates in Cycle Tour for #Move4Food


“As students, we should not anticipate food insecurity in our institutions but when food insecurity becomes a reality, we ought to show up for each other. That’s what matters after all – showing up for each other.”

LLL Programme Opening Workshop 2024: Making the SDGs Practical and Accessible

LLL Programme Opening Workshop 2024: Making the SDGs Practical and Accessible


LLL started the year with an Opening Workshop on 10 February to introduce the LLL Programme and set key expectations. LLL also interacts with keynote speaker Dr Jaisheila Rajput to see how SDGs can be applied outside of the tertiary institution space.

Courageous Conversations – Moeletsi Mbeki Presentation Provokes Conversation about 2024 possibilities.

Courageous Conversations – Moeletsi Mbeki Presentation Provokes Conversation about 2024 possibilities.


Early on the morning of 10 August 2023, a bus filled with a group of about 50 Stellenbosch University (SU) students left 11 Bosman Street for the SU Belleville Park campus. This group of committed/dedicated students woke up at an hour when most others were still sleeping to attend the 2024 Pre-Elections Business Breakfast organised by the Listen Live and Learn (LLL) program in collaboration with the School of Public Leadership (SPL).

Lyon calling: LLL Intern making a splash at global science conference

Lyon calling: LLL Intern making a splash at global science conference


The LLL programme is the apex student leadership development platform at Stellenbosch University (SU), made up of a diverse mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students. By harnessing the enthusiasm, talent and thought leadership of LLLers, the programme aims to “strengthen efforts directed towards addressing some of the perennial issues faced by South Africa, Africa, and the world at large”.

Listen, Live, and Learn (LLL) 2024 pre-elections business breakfast with Mr. Moeletsi Mbeki

Listen, Live, and Learn (LLL) 2024 pre-elections business breakfast with Mr. Moeletsi Mbeki


Stellenbosch University, through its School of Public Leadership and the Listen, Live and Learn programme, will be hosting a Pre-Elections Business Breakfast as part of a series of impactful conversations.

Cultivating GRIT for a life of success

Cultivating GRIT for a life of success


On Saturday 29 April 2023, the LLL Program hosted a workshop for its students at the Russel Bothman Hall. The workshop focussed on "building GRIT for success" and provided an opportunity for about 40 LLLers to gain insights about grit from the two invited speakers.

The future is within your grasp!

The future is within your grasp!


‘The future is within your grasp’. This was the crosscutting theme at the LLL Opening event. The LLL Opening event this previous weekend (18 February 2023) marked the official start of the Listen, Live, and Learn Program for the 2023 year.

SLAM die taal lwakho

SLAM die taal lwakho


Do you have a story to tell? Something funny? Inspirational? Or maybe slice-of-life? “Slam die taal lwakho” is a multilingualism video competition that offers you the chance to tell your story using any combination of Stellenbosch University’s three official languages: English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa (you have to use at least two). Your story can be about a real-life experience, serious to silly, humour, life-changing moments, or your dreams and aspirations, as long as it captures the University’s multilingual principle.

When Talent, Opportunity, and Platform conspire to create TOP-notch impact

When Talent, Opportunity, and Platform conspire to create TOP-notch impact


Sitting at the Stellenbosch’s world-famed Lanzarec, tucked between a fireplace and oak-wooden smooth table while relishing over a mouthful of their popular braised lamb shank, the LLL coordinator Enos Lekala spoke to Lunga Hamilton Momoza who is a trail-blazing LLL participant taking the agritech world by storm with his awards winning Basket E-Commerce. He now partnered with another former LLLer, Esihle Vellem and a friend to bring in a lot of technical expertise to the company while he leads the business development and sales front.

Son of the Soil Learner's Visit to Stellenbosch University

Son of the Soil Learner's Visit to Stellenbosch University


On the 26th March 2022, LLL hosted a campus to the Son of the Soil learners. The day started off with a brief welcoming at Huis Russel Botman, followed by motivation talk from one of the Son of the Soil alumni who reminded the learners that everything is within their reach. “Hard work and focus are the key to unlocking that full potential”, he said. With a film crew that was filming for the soon to be released documentary on Son of the Soil occasionally filming and conducting interviews, the day was surely busy for everyone involved.

A PARTNERSHIP THAT AIMS TO CULTIVATE A NEW CROP OF LEADERS IN PURSUENCE OF AFRICAN RENAISSANCE AND BETTER FUTURE

A PARTNERSHIP THAT AIMS TO CULTIVATE A NEW CROP OF LEADERS IN PURSUENCE OF AFRICAN RENAISSANCE AND BETTER FUTURE


Following a series of consultative and scoping meetings, through the Listen, Live and Learn, Stellenbosch University is building a strategic relationship to cultivate a new crop of leaders that are bound to shape the future of Africa.

LLL Dinner with Dr Annie Sansfaçon: Gender, University spaces, and the similarities of the Colonial Experience

LLL Dinner with Dr Annie Sansfaçon: Gender, University spaces, and the similarities of the Colonial Experience


We had the pleasure of inviting Dr. Sansfaçon to our home on Thursday 10th March 2022. We were all very eager to learn and waited in anticipation for her arrival.

LLL, SLS and the Wine 4 Good

LLL, SLS and the Wine 4 Good


On the 11th February 2022, senior students consisting of participants from the Listen, Live and Learn programme and the general Senior Living Spaces descended Simonsig with one mission...

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