Sifiso Mtsweni
Executive Chairperson
Sifiso Tso Mtsweni was appointed by former President Jacob Zuma in May 2017 as the Executive Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). Mtsweni is the third Chairperson of the NYDA. Mr Mtsweni has always been a youth activist and as a student, he was the President of the SRC at the then PE Technicon George Campus and also led the South Africa Students Congress. Mtsweni studied Sports Management, is a soccer enthusiast and owns a development soccer team. Mtsweni strongly believes that by getting the youth to participate in sports, they are learning one of life’s most valuable skills which is discipline and team work.
Mtsweni serves on ANCYL National structures and ANC Regional political structures. Mtsweni describes his leadership style as decisive, disciplined and honest. He uses his sporting background to get people to work as a team through his display of self-respect, respect for others and self-discipline. Mtsweni admires those who inspire others with their own success.
Mr Mtsweni is inspired by Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu’s selflessness and courage during the 1976 uprising. He respects Nelson Mandela - the militant, radical freedom fighter who was willing to sacrifice everything in service of his vision of a better South Africa for all.