Common Purpose South Africa

Developing leaders across the public, private and non-profit sectors in South Africa

Common Purpose runs leadership development programmes that inspire and equip people to work together across boundaries. This enables them to solve complex societal and organisational problems.

Kuben Naidoo, Meridian alumnus and Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank

“Leadership today is about understanding people, events and circumstances – the more you understand them, the greater your ability to impact upon them, and Common Purpose gives you this understanding.”

As Common Purpose has developed, two big leadership themes have become central to our thinking - Leading Beyond Authority and Cultural Intelligence. 

Our thought leadership

At the core of what we do are two strands of thought leadership: Leading Beyond Authority and Cultural Intelligence (CQ).

Lindiwe Mavuso, Meridian alumnus and Founder, Afro-Optimist

"I’ve met people I never would have met, I’ve realized that entrepreneurs and leaders go through the same challenges as I do, I’ve been inspired by people’s achievements, resilience and ability to overcome adversity. I now have a new and valuable network I trust and I can tap into!"

Just launched

Our programme for emerging leaders across Africa runs in collaboration with the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid.