Ndumiso LuthuliNdumiso Luthuli


South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Law and Project Finance Advisory

Occupational Position: Director of Delta Built Environment Consultants (Pty) Ltd (Delta BEC), a multi-disciplinary built environment consulting firm based in South Africa. The firm provides a range of services including consulting engineering (civil, structural, electrical and mechanical); architecture; quantity surveying; urban design and planning; feasibility assessments and business planning as well as socio-economic impact assessments. He also runs a boutique legal practice, LN Luthuli Incorporated, which offers built environment related legal services.

Projects


He is the Assistant General Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarships in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland) and sits on the scholarships South African national selection committee. The Rhodes Scholarships are administered by the The Rhodes Trust, an educational charity whose principal activity is to support scholars selected from 14 constituencies globally in order to study at the University of Oxford. He is a member (appointed by the South African Minister of Higher Education) and formed vice chairman of the governing board (Council) of the Durban University of Technology in South Africa. He is also a trustee of the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation, a private funder or grantmaking organisation, operating nationally within South Africa, and focused in the areas of child care, health services and educational programmes.

Professional History


Ndumiso was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in October 1999 and continued to practice as an attorney until he commenced with further studies at the University of Oxford. After Oxford he returned to South Africa and worked as an investment banker for three years. Thereafter he co-founded a commercial law firm in Durban, South Africa, with a strong focus in construction law, corporate and project finance. He took a break from formal legal practice in 2010 and joined Delta BEC as a Project Finance Advisor. He has worked on a number of ground breaking projects in South Africa including airports and harbours.

Qualifications


Baccalaureus Procurationis (B.Proc) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degrees from the University of Natal, South Africa (now part of the merged University of KwaZulu-Natal), and Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and MBA degrees from Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

Programs


2012 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Peter Wilson
14 March 2017

The African Leadership Institute has a strong cohort of candidates for the prestigious Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  Amongst nearly 300 nominees from over 30 African countries, 26 of Africa’s highest potential young leaders were selected to take part in the programme. Spanning various industries, representing eleven African countries and ranging from 29 to 39 years of age, the selected candidates demonstrate the wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth.  The biographies of the 2017 candidates follows:

Norman Smit
02 March 2017

The United Nations has called attention to the wave of attacks in South Africa targeting foreigners living in the country. The attacks in South Africa have spawned calls for retaliation on South African businesses and nationals in Nigeria. The UN news site, the UN Dispatch, reports that youth groups have been the major drivers in this violence, and it goes on to quote an open letter by Ugandan youth leader and Tutu Fellow Victor Ochen. In his open letter, Ochen says that while the youth have been at the center of the attacks, they can also be part of the solution. He called on youth leaders in Africa to embrace non-violence. 

Peter Wilson
10 February 2017

There were 283 nominations of Africa’s finest young leaders from over 30 countries for the 2017 Tutu Leadership Fellowship, which starts on 22nd April. Applications closed on 15th January 2017.  Since then, a selection panel of past Fellows and AFLI Board Members have been working tirelessly to draw up a short list of candidates for final evaluation by the selection panel. The short list of 52 candidates was finalised on 7th February, and the plan is for the final selection of the 2017 Tutu Fellows to be agreed upon by the AFLI Board at the end of February. Only 17 candidates are finally selected.

Norman Smit
07 February 2017

The Bertha Centre, which is run by 2013 Tutu Fellow Dr. Francois Bonnici, has been profiled as one of the top five university-based social impact centres in the world.  The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is at the University of Cape Town and is part of the Graduate School of Business.  The nonprofit organisation the Bridgespan Group published the report which was done by the Skoll Foundation


A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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