Archbishop Desmond Tutu is backing an education initiative for potential managers and business leaders in South Africa.

Henley Management College in the UK is offering the Desmond Tutu Scholarship Programme from next year, with five South African management students scholarship places on the distance learning MBA programme at Henley’s Johannesburg campus.

There will also be two scholarship places on the Advanced Management Programme at the UK campus.

The trustees of the Desmond Tutu programme hope to offer more scholarships in the future.

The programme wants to help business students in South Africa develop their leadership potential and their management knowledge and skills.

Candidates will be drawn from both the public and private sectors and, says Archbishop Tutu, will comprise “those with the capacity to manage business with integrity”.

He adds: “The scholarship programme will help to develop their skills so that they can learn to balance business pressures with values and ethical conduct consistent with a caring society.”

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