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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Sibusiso is the Africa programme manager at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Prior to joining CISL, Sibusiso worked in political polling at Afrobarometer. 


Sibusiso Nkomo has experience with a diverse background spanning media, academia, and think tanks. He held key roles at Afrobarometer, focusing on strategic partnerships, communications, and research. A major part of his work focused on the African Union.

Beginning his career in journalism, Sibusiso worked with reputable publications such as Cape Times, Cape Argus, and The Sunday Independent. His transition into research led him to contribute to notable think tanks like Good Governance Africa and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

Actively engaged in academia, Sibusiso has served on the management committee of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town (UCT). As a visiting academic at UCT’s Centre for Social Science Research, he delivered guest lectures on politics, media and history across various departments. He is an alumnus of UCT’s Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative.

Furthermore, he contributes to the Western Cape Archives and Records Service Advisory Committee and has an extensive record of presentations to governments and intergovernmental organizations across the globe (Africa, Asia, Europe and North America).

He completed his education at the universities of Stellenbosch, the Witwatersrand and Cape Town.

Sibusiso Nkomo
Programme Manager - Africa Programme