Mzukisi Qobo

Mzukisi Qobo

Associate Fellow

Mzukisi Qobo is senior lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Pretoria. He has previously served as deputy director at GovInn as well as chief director at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) where he was responsible for developing South Africa’s trade policy. Mzukisi has in the past fulfilled a role as head of Emerging Powers and Global Challenge at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). His main research interests are in the areas of emerging powers, global leadership, and Africa’s developmental futures.

Mzukisi is co-author of the recently published book: “The Fall of the ANC: What Next?” He is a columnist for the Business Day newspaper.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), an MA from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); and a BA from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Research interests

  • Emerging powers
  • Global leadership
  • Africa developmental futures


Mzukisi’s blog on South African politics and leadership issues:


Twitter: @mzukisi_qobo

The Fall of the ANC: What Next?

The fall of the ANC

Picador Africa (August 28, 2013)
Author: Prince Mashele and Mzukisi Qobo

Political governance in South Africa has collapsed. Scandals of corruption, evidence of nepotism, rampant maladministration in provinces, incompetence in public offices and a general decline in the quality of leadership are there for all to see.
In the authors’ view, this state of affairs has its origins in the messiness and collapse of the African National Congress. As helplessness deepens in our society, concerned citizens ask: What will happen to South Africa?
The Fall of the ANC: What Next? seeks to answer this question of the fate that awaits the country.