TITLE: Director-South Africa, Civil Society Program
FUNDING AREAS: Philanthropy, law, human rights, poverty
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PROFILE: Vuyiswa Sidzumo is a director at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Her foundation bio shares:
Ms. Vuyiswa Sidzumo joined the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation as an associate program officer in 2005. She was promoted to program officer in 2007 before becoming director of the South Africa office in 2009. In addition to her duties as office director, Sidzumo oversees grant-making to support the South African community advice office sector.
Before coming to the Foundation, Sidzumo was a director at the National Department of Provincial and Local Government, now known as the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, where she served as liaison to the donor community in South Africa. Between 1995 and 2002, she worked at the Sedibeng Centre for Organizational Effectiveness and the United Nations Development Program.
Sidzumo currently serves as the Chair of the US based Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group and on the Construction Industry Development Board in South Africa. She holds bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in science from Wits University in South Africa.