Dr. Mzukisi Qobo is Head of Wits School of Governance corporate and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council. He is a thought leader on strategy geopolitics, and public policy. He is formally Chief Director responsible for Trade Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry.

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 telecoms and financial service sectors

He offers advice on strategy and public policy.

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Mzukisi Qobo is a corporate strategy advisor and an expert on strategy, geopolitics, and public policy.

Mzukisi is Associate Professor at the Wits Business School, where he is also Director: PhD Programmes. He is a corporate strategy advisor and an expert on strategy, geopolitics, and public policy. Mzukisi serves on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Economic Advisory Council.

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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.

Recent Articles

African countries need to seize opportunities created by US-China tensions

Article Published in The Conversation on 15 June 2020 Authors: Mzukisi Qobo and Mjumo Mzyece ...Read More
June 15, 2020

Taking unpopular decisions can be necessary for building an enduring legacy for the future

Article Published in Daily Maverick on 14 May 2020 Author: Mzukisi Qobo   South Africa...Read More
May 14, 2020

OPINION | Africa’s food security under fire

Article published in Fin24 on 24 April 2020 Authors: Wandile Sihlobo, Mzukisi Qobo and Isaah...Read More
April 24, 2020