Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
Vuyani Ntanjana was schooled at the former University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University of Technology) where he obtained in BA Social Work (Honours) degree in 1996. He took deliberate decision to pursue the research field as it is his passion rather than practicing as a social worker. He wanted to change people’s lives using evidence-based argument for policy change. To strengthen his research experience, he attended three extensive Research Summer School Programme from 1997-1999 at the University of Michigan, United States of America. His specific focus was on different Social Science methodologies and Policy Analysis. The entire programmes was equivalent to Master’s Degree. He has accumulated a variety of professional courses from University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Vuyani has successfully set and headed-up Research Department/Sections for different institutions. Currently, he is heading-up the Research Section of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, a position that allowed him to represent the Children’s Sector in the South African Gender Based Violence Council (GBVC). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Council.