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

Mzukisi Qobo: The five major challenges world leaders at Davos must wrap their minds around

Government and business leaders need to see the world as interconnected and that they have...Read More
May 16, 2019

Mzukisi Qobo and Heinrich Krogman: The ideal conditions for an ‘Aloe Ferox’ economy

South Africa faces much tougher economic times ahead unless bold measures are undertaken to restructure...Read More
May 16, 2019

Mzukisi Qobo: What did the investment conference deliver?

Over 1000 delegates attended the investment conference held in Sandton last week. The conference was...Read More
October 30, 2018