Mzi Nduna is an author, educator, a researcher, a trainer and a scholar with a strong ethic of community engagement with science. Mzi has 25 years of work experience that spans teaching in two public high schools, peer education and training in various communities in South Africa, researcher and technical support in local, regional and international collaborations. Mzi currently works as an associate professor at the university of the Witwatersrand. Mzi’s scholarly profile is available here.
Mzi is an esteemed South African with affiliations to a variety of academic and civil society organisations, movements and initiatives. Mzi’s work is underpinned by a philosophy to bridge the gap between science and practice. This has earned her recognition and awards including the CWENA 2020 SocioPreneur of the year, 2017 BusinessWoman of the Year Finalist in the Education Category and the 2017 Queen Mamjoli Award for her contribution to Education for Community Development. A former Board member of GenderDynamix, the National Shelter Movement and Sonke Gender Justice, Dr Mzi currently seats in the boards of IRANTI, SisterLove SA, HURISA and SafAIDS. Mzi also serves the South African government and civil society through her appointment to various task teams, she is currently a member of the national Prevention Task Team for SANAC and the 2020 National Technical Reference Team on the Legal Review of Discriminatory laws.
To Tekano, Mzi brings past board experience and an understanding of the social justice issues in health. “I look forward to working with the team at Tekano and the Board to shape solid projects for the Fellows and contribute to a sustainable organisation that supports advocacy for health equity.”