Vuyiswa V. Sidzumo
Director, South Africa
Vuyiswa Sidzumo joined Mott as an associate program officer in 2005. She was promoted to program officer in 2007 before being named director of the South Africa office in 2009. In addition to her duties as office director, Sidzumo oversees grantmaking to support the South African community advice office sector. She currently serves as the chair of the U.S.-based Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group and serves on the Construction Industry Development Board in South Africa. Before coming to the Foundation, Sidzumo was a director at the then National Department of Provincial and Local Government (now 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 Programme. Sidzumo holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Science from Wits University in South Africa.