Master of Public Administration (Graduate School of Governance, University of Western Cape).
Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies &
Political Science (University of Johannesburg).
Bachelor of Arts Political Science
(Honours)(University of Johannesburg)
Afrika Msimang is the current chairperson of the board for iX engineers (since 2018), she has over 23 years of experience serving as executive director/manager in various organizations, 8 of which she served as a civil servant in local and provincial government and at parliamentary level.
Further to the above, she also served as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of Andulusite (from 2017 to 2019), National Museum (from 2015 to 2017), PACOFS (from 2014 to 2017). She has also served as Founder & Chairperson of the Military Family Foundation Since 2013 and Trustee of Tsogo Sun Moves for Life since 2009. She was also the Policy & Political advisor to the executive mayor of the Municipality of Tshwane from 2007 to 2009 and Media Liaison at National Parliament from 1995 to 1996.
She has qualifications in Masters of Public Administration (Graduate School of Governance, University of Western Cape), Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies & Political Science (University of Johannesburg) and Bachelor of Arts Political Sciences (Honours) (University of Johannesburg).
She has worked as a Project Co-Ordinator for SANGONeT in 1994, a journalist for The Argus in 1995, Media Liaison Officer at Robben Island and as Co-Director of the Parliament of the World Religions (from 1997 to 1999). She also served as the CEO for Mangaung Business Solutions from 2005 to 2007 and Stakeholder Manager for Anglo-American Coal South Africa from 2012 to 2014.
She has significant exposure to various industries spanning from mining, defense, aviation, arts & culture, health and NGOs. She is also experienced in working with state entities in distress, in leading and participating in turning them around. She has extensive experience as member and Chairperson of the board for various sub-committees including Audit and Risk, Governance, Human Resources and Legal and Social Ethics. She also has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching, yoga and meditation as well as being a wellness coach.