Farai Ntuli

Purpose, compassion and impact are the three words that best define Farai’s journey as she strives to shape a better Africa through her work in international development, youth development, gender equality and African growth.

Farai is a Strategy Manager for a global strategy and consulting organisation, In this role she works with clients in the international development space to address social, political and economic challenges.

She formerly served as the Chief Partnerships Officer at the Youth Employment Service (YES), a business-led NPO working in partnership with government and labour to initiate policy changes which incentivise the creation of jobs for youth. While there, she started a social media blog ‘Tips for Millennial Managers’ which provides key tools and tips to enhance the employability of young people.

Farai achieved a distinction for her MSc in the Political Economy of Emerging Markets at King’s College London. Her dissertation on South African Private Companies and Black Women, examined the effect of the Employment Equity Act (affirmative action policy) on the representation, corporate experience and career projection of black women. Her work received a mark of 85%. Prior to her Masters, she worked at Deloitte as an analyst for Strategy and Operations Consulting.

Farai is:

  • the co-founder of the youth-led organisation, Afrika Matters (empowering young Africans to lead through leadership skills, capacity building and community-impact projects)
  • a Queen’s Young Leader for South Africa
  • a TEDx speaker
  • a ‘One Young World’ ambassador
  • a King’s Principal Global Leadership Award Recipient
  • a Dalai Lama 2019 Fellow
  • the 2021 recipient of the Stellenbosch University Exceptional Alumni award

Further, she was:

  • named one of the ‘Top 100 Mandelas of the Future’ by Media24 in 2018
  • ranked as one of the top 100 Influential Young South Africans’ in 2020.

In 2022, Farai became an Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honours Society and also won the TransUnion Rising Star award for the Service: Public and Private Sectors category.