Zamafuze Ngcobo is a Mandela Rhodes scholar who holds a graduate degree in Strategic Communication. She has worked on several key projects in media and the social development arena. One of which was a regional health intervention on abuse amongst children with the help of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and child and gender specific NGOs.
In 2011 she represented the African delegation and delivered a speech on global health resolutions in Switzerland at the One Young World Leadership Summit. She was placed on the Dean’s list at the University of Johannesburg for her academic merits, is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and was selected as part of the top 10 of her class to be mentored by US digital communications agency, Waggener Edstrom for a year. Zamafuze’s work experience spans from starting a promotions business while at university to pay for her school fees to entering the media industry on internships and later as a Media Analyst in consumer analytics.
She currently works at McKinsey and Company Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), as a fellow in their flagship leadership programme for professionals exhibiting exceptional leadership potential. During her time at McKinsey SSA, she has worked closely with the SSA Organisational Hub leader in developing leaders and tailoring global leadership development programmes for clients in Africa. She continues to gain consulting experience, leadership coaching, problem solving and business foundational skills across sectors at the firm.
Zama is the Chairman of the Leadership Committee within Generation Ultimate.