Dr. Mzukisi Qobo is a corporate strategist and public policy expert. He is Associate Professor: International Business & Strategy at the Wits Business School. He is also a director at Tutwa Consulting Group where he heads strategy and public affairs practice area. He is also founding director of Afgrain Food Group, a company that works support smallholder and emerging farmers in former homelands.

Mzukisi is co-author of The Fall of the ANC: What Next? Published by Picador Africa

He offers insights to corporates and other organisations on the theme of leadership, covering Transformational Leadership; Africa’s Rise and Global…

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He has worked with clients in the mining industry and the financial services sector

He offers advice on regulation and stakeholder engagement; as well as on reputational leadership. His recent benchmark study…

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Mzukisi Qobo is an expert on political risk and international business sectors

Previously, he worked at the Department of Trade and Industry where he was chief director responsible for developing South Africa’s…

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Mzukisi is one of South Africa’s most recognised thought leaders, an analyst, author, and keynote speaker.

Thought Leader

Leadership, Emerging Economies, and Global Change.

An Analyst

Political Risk, Investment Climate, Government-Business relationship.


The Fall of the ANC: What Next?” and currently writing a book on “The New Contours of Transformational Leadership in South Africa”.

Keynote Speaker

Transformational Leadership, South Africa’s Political Trends, and Africa Rise: Myths and Realities.

Dr. Mzukisi Qobo is formerly Chief Director

Trade Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry.

Recent Articles

A populist leader on the rise: Mashaba is unlikely to exit the political stage

 City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba during an interview on September 14, 2017 in Braamfontein,...Read More
October 25, 2019

Shared values and the role of business in social change

When businesses take ethics seriously and they are positively engaged in society, they are in...Read More
September 26, 2019

The slow business of attaining gender equality in SA

Twenty-five years into democracy the top echelons of South Africa’s corporate sector are still predominantly...Read More
August 12, 2019