Siza MajolaSiza Majola

South Africa, Johannesburg


Occupational Information

Occupation: Corporate executive

Occupational Position: Group Human Resources Executive, ADvTECH Group

Professional History

Siza is responsible for the Communications and Corporate Affairs department, which accounts for Group Marketing, Stakeholder relations and Corporate Social Investment functions in the Group. She set up the newly formed corporate affairs department, looking after the managing of stakeholder relationships in government, industry and NGO sectors. As part of her role, she designed a reporting repository in order to track the strategic impact of our engagement activities.

Her previous industry exposure was in Mining and Metals (Exploration), Education, and Investments. Her experience includes a broad range of leadership, management, commercial, financial, technical, strategy formulation, stakeholder management, communication, facilitation and project management skills. She has worked on projects in various parts of Africa including: South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Mali, Guinea, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Ghana. This broad work and geographic experience taught her how to adapt and work with people from different cultures, diverse languages and in remote locations.

Her technical experience from the mining sector coupled with the stakeholder management and corporate social investment/responsibility skill positioned her well to work with teams that require leadership, analytical, problem solving, health and safety, project management, change management and strategy formulation and implementation. Siza's skills sets include corporate communications, government relations, stakeholder relations, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, public relations, corporate social investment, budgets, community development, facilitation and scenario planning. I am equally passionate about life and people!


MBA, Sheffield Business School (UK)
B.Sc Honours in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) - University of Stellenbosch
B.Sc degree in Geology (University of Fort Hare)
PhD in Business Administration (University of KwaZulu Natal)


2008 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

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.