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

Charles Sidambe
29 October 2018

Tutu Fellows Lynette Ntuli, Natalie Jabangwe, and Bright Simons have been selected for the Choiseul Africa 100 list of laureates for 2018.

Through an annual study that was independently carried out over several months by the Institut Choiseul, Choiseul 100 Africa – the Economic Leaders for Tomorrow, honors those exceptional entrepreneurs who contribute to the renewing of the African economic governance. It identifies and ranks young African leaders of 40 years old and below. 

The identification and ranking process took weighted criteria into account that included reputation, background and skills, influence networks, potential, and leadership.

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

A mutiny is occurring in the notorious prison in South Sudan called Blue House, where people are being detained without trial.  The prison is also where 2016 Tutu Fellow and peace activist, Peter Biar Ajak, has been held since the end of July 2018.  He has yet to be charged.  News sources say about 200 detainees broke into a weapons store in the prison and are holding two guards.  They are demanding the government provide prisoners with due process. 

The detention centre called Blue House is at the headquarters of the National Security Service in South Sudan's capital, Juba.  A national security service statement released to the media says the standoff began when a prisoner, Keribino Wol, overpowered a guard and seized his weapon. 

Norman Smit
11 October 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow John-Allen Namu has released a documentary exposing the complicity of individuals in the Kenyan and Ugandan elite in illicit financial flows in support of South Sudan's warlords. John-Allen is an award-winning investigative journalist and the co-founder of Africa Uncensored.

The powerful three-part documentary titled, The Profiteers, is an expose of how South Sudan warlords plunder public resources to live in opulence in Nairobi while ordinary South Sudanese live in abject poverty. The money looted from Sudan's public coffers is then siphoned off to Kenya and Uganda through banking institutions where the cartels are laundering it by investing in other businesses. 

Charles Sidambe
11 October 2018

The 2014 Tutu Fellow and chief architect at Makeka Design Lab, Mokena Makeka, has led a design vision and consortium to win a bid to design a new precinct for Nelson Mandela Bay.  Nelson Mandela Bay is an area in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape.  The project is to redevelop the area and simultaneously honour Madiba’s contribution to South Africa, as well as elevate the city’s status as a hub for socio-economic transformation, tourism and employment opportunities.

The city hosted a competition open to all South Africans to submit their ideas, but it was Mokena's Nelson Mandela Bay Tower of Light concept that ultimately won.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows


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