SABC is looking for young One Day Leaders!

SABC Education and SABC1 are calling for entries for the return of One Day Leader Series Ii coming to TV screens from 17 February 2013 at  6.30 pm weekly

Anyone wishing to contact SABC about this or to get the forms: call 011 678 0706 or visit to download the entry form.

One Day Leader is a reality series that looks at youth leadership and the role they play in the development of our country.  It has been said that young people are a lost generation; a generation that cares less about the country and future and are more focused on image, pop culture and material consumption.

One Day Leader challenges this perception by inviting young people from around the country to put their leadership skills and abilities to the test; garner the nation to go the journey with them and be a future leader. Only six will make it to the final show. For 13 weeks they will debate and battle out tasks and implementation challenges based on various issues facing South Africa. 

The young people will motivate the public, put forward a vision for the nation and offer practical solutions.  A panel of judges will interrogate their visions and viewers will vote for their chosen leader. 

The call to entry closes on 4th January 2013.  With last year’s entries reaching 4000, it is expected that this season entries will double. Applicants needto be aged between 18-25.

In a press release the SABC says: “In an era of public labour and service delivery protests, with  unstable markets and economic downturns, our nation is challenged even more to produce tomorrow’s leaders who will stand up and be counted. To safeguard the nation, we need visionary leaders who will take the country to new heights of an economic and democratic dispensation. Do you have what it takes to be the best among the rest? 

One Day Leader 2 broadcasts from February 2013 till May 2013 on SABC1 between 6.30 pm  and 7.30 pm. For more information v call 011 678 0706 or visit  to download the entry form.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Ofentse Pilane says:

    A leader is someone ho is able to work with her or his followers and find solution.a leader is someone ho never gives up but keeps fighting to the end.a leader is a champion and a hero to his or her followers.

    i would join your show,but i can not expose my intelligence.if you to make a historic season show i am going to be and trust me it will be an amazing show.if you want to call me at any time my no 0729138189.

    hope you respond quickly.

    thank you .

    1. sfchronicle says:

      Anyone wishing to contact SABC about this or to get the forms: call 011 678 0706 or visit to download the entry form.

  2. Mbalenhle Gumede says:

    i would really love to enter for the next series. please keep us updated concerning the dates for the next series. Love Mbali

    1. sfchronicle says:

      Contact the SABC direct in johannesburg in Auckland Park Their phone no should be under contact on their website.

      1. sfchronicle says:

        Best would be to phone the SABC direct in Johannesburg and ask them.

  3. khanyisile says:

    where can I get the application form for One day leader.

  4. Asonele says:

    I would like to be a one day leader because i want to do more things in my country i want to come with powerful things that everyone would like.

  5. Asonele says:

    I would like to be the one day leader because i want to change and come with the nwe things in my country.

  6. Thank you for the programme and giving the youth an opportunity to gain expirience in your programme.

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