An engineer by training, a consultant by profession, a speaker by passion, an author by calling, and an entrepreneur by force.

Ntsundeni Ndou hails from a village in Limpopo who matriculated from Tshivhase Secondary School in Limpopo in 2013. He is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the CRET Alumni Advisory Board. In addition to its advisory role, the Board raises funds from alumni to complement CRET’s higher education study support for disadvantaged students. The alumni currently support three students for full-time study.

Ntsudeni is an inspiring role model. He matriculated as a top student with an average of 97%, obtaining 100% in physical science and geography. In January 2014, the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, invited him to the national awards as a top student in Quintile 2 schools in South Africa.

In 2017, Ntsudeni obtained his BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, appearing on the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment’s Dean’s list in 2014 and 2015, and obtaining merit awards in all academic years. His chemical engineering research project was awarded second best in his final undergraduate year. He went on to complete an MSc in Chemical Engineering under the theme: Clean Coal Technology.

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation awarded him its 2019 Nelson Mandela Student of the Year Award for his excellence in academics, leadership and social development.

Ntsundeni currently works at Partners in Performance as a Consultant.