Co-founder of Tembisa Muslim Youth (TMY)- Ismail Kumanda serves an advisory and coordinator role of specific projects conducted by the organization. He also serves in the coordinating structure of the Gauteng Muslim Shura Council Youth (GMSCY) in Ekurhuleni. Ismail holds a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies from the International Peace College of South Africa. In 2013, he attended an intensive course in Arabic hosted by the Kuwait Islamic Center in Kuwait. Ismail is a graduand of a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree (Arabic) from the University of the Western Cape. Currently, he is running a small enterprise in the hope of venturing into the world of business.