Zengeziwe Msimang

Chief Engagement Officer

Zengeziwe Msimang is Chief Engagement Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. She leads partner and stakeholder management to support Harambee’s systems change agenda. She brings two decades of experience working across government, the private sector and civil society. Zeng most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation and spent nearly a decade prior to that working in South Africa’s public sector. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and has lived across southern Africa, Canada, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Other Interesting Articles

Harambee in the News

Equip the youth to turn side hustles into full-time work

24 Jun 2022

Resilience alone in the face of crisis is not what will get us through. It needs to be coupled with intentional investment and support to address the reality of our country’s youth unemployment crisis.


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Harambee in the News

Conext 2022 in conversation with sector leader, Kasthuri Soni

Conext, the official publication of the Digital Council Africa, interviews Harambee’s Chief Executive Officer, Kasthuri Soni for the June 2022 edition of “In conversation with sector leadership”. Soni shares her advice and learnings on what energises her at work and how to empower others.


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Harambee in the News

Resilience and the clues it gives us for sustained, inclusive economic recovery

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results suggest that the number of employed young people has increased for two consecutive quarters. While these numbers are the highest they have been in the past two years, this slight bounce-back is cause for very cautious optimism. Employment remains considerably lower than pre-lockdown.


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