Lean Institute Africa

Contributing to better organisational outcomes and quality of life by advancing lean thinking and practice in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lean Institute Africa is a non-profit company and a specialised centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business. As a member of the Lean Global Network, the institute is part of an international community of thought leaders and practitioners who share the goal of making things better. We aim to build the community of lean practitioners in Africa through co-learning partnerships, action research and knowledge sharing. Our applied research approach enables us to provide high-quality content in our workshops, experience-based facilitation in our educational programmes and high-impact results for the private and public sectors. Each year we convene a national lean conference, alternating between the Lean Summit Africa and Lean Healthcare Summit, drawing on renowned international speakers.


In 2008 by UCT GSB Emeritus Professor Norman Faull


A member of the Lean Global Network – comprising more than 30 institutes


Education; advisory; summits