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

Norman Smit
06 April 2017

In this TEDx talk, Tutu Fellow Ed Mabaya talks about his childhood growing up in rural Zimbabwe and how it gave him the insight into the power of improved seed to provide a pathway out of poverty. He left the small family farm where he grew up. But when he returned, it was to the realisation that food security remains a problem for too many parts of rural Africa. Successful farmers are able to make enough money to invest in their children's educations. A key element to better farming outcomes is better seed.  Mabaya calls this improved seed the 'hunger buster 2.0'.  Climate smart varieties of non-GMO, conventionally-bred seed offer opportunities for bigger harvests.

Sello Hatang
01 April 2017

Nelson Mandela called him “a person of strong opinion and sharp insight”.

To all of us at the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada is more than a hero of the South African liberation struggle. He is “Mr K” – a lovable and loving friend of Nelson Mandela for 67 years and a long-time friend of the NMF. Having served Mr Mandela as his Parliamentary Counsellor for the five years of his term as President of South Africa, Mr K stepped down when Mr Mandela decided not to run for a second term. Mr Mandela invited him to serve as a Trustee of his post-presidential office – which became known as the Nelson Mandela Foundation – which he did from 1999 until 2016.


Where do I even begin to describe how much you meant to me. Words fail to adequately describe my love, respect and admiration for you, my dearest K! Not only were you a man I deeply respected, a freedom fighter and iconic South African, but I had the privilege to call you my dearest friend. Thinking back, I cannot help but chuckle at how you insisted I drop the 'Uncle' nonsense, and just call you Kathy, because you loved that it made you feel much younger.

As I think back at the beautiful box of memories, moments and deep conversations shared with you, I am comforted by the time we got to spend together. I am comforted by the fact that your strength, conviction and bravery have left a great legacy and a lifetime of lessons for us all.

Norman Smit
30 March 2017

One of the candidates participating in the 2017 Tutu Leadership Programme, Sonkita Conteh, has been selected by the Schwab Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year awardee for 2016.  The Schwab Foundation drafts the list annually from a global pool of candidates.  The annual selection usually comprises about 20-25 people who join the 260 social entrepreneurs in a global network that fosters the peer-to-peer exchange of ideas.  The foundation works closely with the World Economic Forum to integrate their awardees into regional and global meetings of the WEF.

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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