Raymond Manzini is a diplomat who recently returned from a four year posting in Bangkok, Thailand. His passion is to motivate young people to develop the “I can attitude” and overcome all the social ills which affect young people in the 21st century. Raymond holds an Honors Degree in Political Science from the University of Venda.

Among other achievements; he completed a one year Korean Language training course in Seoul, Korea; competed e-Leaning course on multilateral Conferences and Diplomacy through United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and, participated in the UNITAR Training Workshop on the Structure of the Security Council Negotiations and Drafting of Security Council Resolutions in Geneva, Switzerland.

While at the University of Venda, he was part of the Student Representative Council (SRC) and was also in Student Christian Organization (SCO). Raymond is a multi-skilled, ambitious and hardworking person, who is results-orientated; does not fear to venture into things he has not done before, and believes that any work environment requires a dynamic and versatile person who dares to explore new avenues..