Ntombovuyo Linda is currently reading for her Masters at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Political Science and works as a research associate at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI). Her previous work experience includes working as a researcher at the Wits, Center for Diversity Studies (WiCDS) and the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Center for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) – demonstrating her deep commitment to human rights, intercultural dialogue and democratic citizenship.

As a youth multiplier, Ntombovuyo has represented South Africa at various international platforms including the International Conference on Dialogue and Mediation, 2018 hosted by Uppsala University and the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation in Sweden as well as the 9th International Conference on Global Development Education in Spain. She currently sits on the UN SADC #Youth4Peace Panel in promotion of Agenda 2030 and UNSCR 2050.

Through her advocacy and research work she intends to create a convening place for current and future leaders to come together and have forward-looking discussions on matters relevant to Africa and, particularly, to young people. She hopes to address the most crucial challenges to Africa’s development in the 21st Century; gain critical and analytical insight into the ideas of others by obtaining a multiplicity of perspectives and engage these at different levels; and develop and implement strategies relating to strengthening inspiration for civic innovation.

She’s spoken as a panelist at the launch of the South African Reconciliation Barometer hosted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and facilitated the Nelson Mandela Youth Convention hosted by the NMU.