Judy SikuzaJudy Sikuza

South Africa



Occupational Information

Occupation: Leadership development

Position: Deputy Executive Director of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Professional History

Judy Sikuza sees her purpose as inspiring and unearthing possibilities in people and organisations towards fulfilling their highest potential. She is currently the Deputy Executive Director of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, an education and youth development non-profit based in Cape Town, South Africa dedicated to building exceptional leadership in Africa. Previously, Judy was a facilitator, coach and consultant in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and India working in fields such as banking, climate change, and food security.

Judy is a non-executive Board Director of Oxford University Press (SA). She is also an International Advisory Board member of University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Education. She has received the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans Award, was one of Sarie magazine’s top 10 women under 30, and selected for Michelle Obama’s Young African Women Leaders forum. Judy is a regular guest speaker on public platforms and has published work in the Mail & Guardian, The Journalist, and Thought Leader.


Honours degree in Industrial/Organisational Psychology - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Mandela Rhodes Scholar)
MA in Organisational Psychology - Columbia University, New York City (Fulbright Scholar)


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


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