Mapule KgomongoeMapule Kgomongoe

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Professional History

Mapule Kgomongoe - a scientist, researcher and management consultant. Mapule worked as an executive in Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company operating in 58 countries in the world. Her major responsibilities were delivery of large scale complex programmes ranging from strategy definition to implementation of organisation-wide transformation. She was also responsible for business development and account management. While at Accenture Mapule conceptualized and implemented a Future Leaders Programme aimed at identifying, developing and nurturing emerging leaders across all workforces. Today, it is a flagship programme at the heart of Accenture attraction and retention strategy.

Prior to joining Accenture, Mapule was a researcher and project manager at CSIR, a leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisation in Africa focused on directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development. Her project work focused on contributing to economic well-being and competitiveness, social or human development, and environmental sustainability. She also worked with Governments, NGOs, Multinationals, International Academic institutions alike on projects that facilitated management plans between countries that share water resources.


M.Sc from University of Pretoria B.Sc (Hons) from University of Cape Town Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from University of South Africa , all attained in Cum Laude.


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Charles Sidambe
01 June 2018

A strong group of Tutu Fellows have worked tirelessly and volunteered their time in the production of the forthcoming  Africa Innovation Summit which will take place from June 6-8, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. The patrons of the event are President Paul Kagame and the former President of Cabo Verde, Pedro Pires.  The 2018 Summit will be a multifaceted event that will bring together stakeholders from various sectors, including decision-makers to seek innovative and disruptive solutions for the challenges facing African countries.

Norman Smit
01 June 2018

By day, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is an impact investor who works with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services.  By night - or in his spare time - he is a Nigerian football historian. 

Dr Wiebe Boer's latest work on Nigerian football, a book titled The History of Football In Nigeria - A story of Heroes and Epics, is to launch in Lagos on 10 June 2018.  It's been favorably reviewed by no less than Aliko Dangote, the President and CEO of the Dangote Group. 

Norman Smit
31 May 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow Stacey Brewer will be opening her 16th educational facility in 2019 in Witpoortjie, South Africa. Stacey is the co-founder of SPARK Schools, an independent school network that she started in 2012 with Ryan Harrison. They believed that an innovative approach could disrupt the crisis in South African education and dedicated themselves to creating a new model that would provide access to high quality education for all.  The network keeps school fees as low as possible. Despite this, the network has schools rated among the top 10 private schools in Johannesburg.

Charles Sidambe
31 May 2018

Tutu Fellow Hopewell Chin’ono, is set to premiere a new documentary film entitled State of Mind in Harare in June 2018. The film by the award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker highlights an untold story of how Zimbabweans address mental illness in their communities.

State of Mind will launch in Harare with an introduction by Graca Machel.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI



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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