Mzukisi Qobo teaches International Political Economy at the University of Pretoria. As a political risk consultant, he has advised clients in the mining industry and the financial services sector on government regulation and policy; managing corporate-government relations; and on improving reputational leadership.
Mzukisi has previously served as chief director at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), where he drafted South Africa’s trade policy and strategy framework. He has also fulfilled roles as head of Emerging Powers and Global Challenges programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) where he worked on the involvement of the BRICS in Africa.
Mzukisi has also trained Congolese diplomats on commercial diplomacy in Kinshasa; as well as Ethiopian Ambassadors on the same theme in Addis Ababa, as part of a resource team of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He is a board member of the Centre for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria.