Dr Mzukisi Qobo – Political Analyst Leadership

Dr Mzukisi Qobo – Political Analyst Leadership is one of South Africa’s most recognised thought leaders, an analyst, author, and keynote speaker. Dr Mzukisi Qobo is formerly Chief Director: Trade Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry. He was responsible for research and policy at the International Trade Division of the DTI, and he drafted the current South African trade policy and strategy framework.

He is author of the book: “The Fall of the ANC: What Next?”, published by Pan Macmillan (Picador Africa). Mzukisi is currently working on a book focusing on “The New Contours of Transformational Leadership in South Africa”. Book through Conference Speakers

Dr Mzukisi Qobo - Political Analyst Leadership

Dr Mzukisi Qobo – Political Analyst Leadership

Dr Mzukisi Qobo – Political Analyst Leadership


Mzukisi offers insights to corporates and public sector leaders in South Africa and abroad on themes related to transformational Leadership; Africa’s Rise and Global Challenges; Emerging Economies; and Political Trends in South Africa. He has also consulted extensively with clients in the mining and financial services industries, offering advice on regulation, stakeholder engagement, and reputational leadership.

He also established the Emerging Powers and Global Challenges programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) focusing on, in particular, the BRICS in Africa and their leadership role in global governance processes.

Until recently Mzukisi taught international political economy at the University of Pretoria, where he was deputy director at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He is a Senior Associate at Tutwa Consulting and a Research Associate affiliated with the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.

He is a regular columnist for the Business Day newspaper and appears regularly on domestic and international media. He obtained his PhD from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom; MA from the University of Stellenbosch; and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cape Town. Follow CSI on Twitter


Advising organisations on reducing political risk and regulatory constraints.
Assessing the impact of political developments on corporate strategies and proposing solutions.
Helping organisations to establish a strong reputational leadership.


An overview of macro-political trends and future scenarios in South Africa.
Addressing the role of corporate and political leadership in meaningfully driving change.
Mapping the state of global leadership and the rise of emerging economies.

Dr Mzukisi Qobo – Political Analyst Leadership

AUTHOR – Books

The Fall of the ANCThe Fall of the ANC
What Next?

On the basis of the current state of politics in South Africa of corruption, factionalism, the use of politics as a means of accumulation, all of which are abundant in the ANC we have come to the conclusion that, if the party does not make a serious U-turn, it will ruin itself, and our country at the same time. This will not go on forever, for newer generations will, to avoid further ruin, act to bring about political change. We have faith in the rational capacity of human beings, even as we know that history reminds us that humankind can sometimes be foolish.

Political governance in South Africa has collapsed. Scandals of corruption, evidence of nepotism, rampant maladministration in provinces, incompetence in public offices and a general decline in the quality of leadership are there for all to see.

In the authors view, this state of affairs has its origins in the messiness and collapse of the African National Congress. As helplessness deepens in our society, concerned citizens ask: What will happen to South Africa?

The Fall of the ANC: What Next? seeks to answer this question of the fate that awaits the country.

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