Dudu Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of Project Isizwe, the South African non-profit organization that advocates for free internet access within walking distance of every citizen in low-income communities. Project Isizwe has facilitated the deployment of the largest free Public Free Wi-Fi network in Africa in the Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa. With Dudu’s leadership, Project Isizwe recently pioneered the project in connecting mining communities to free Wi-Fi in partnership with Glencore mines.
Dudu completed her undergraduate degree in Public Administration at North West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), before pursuing her Honors Degree in Political Science also at North West University, Dudu launched her professional career at the University as the Research and Support Assistant in the School of Humanities. In 2013 Dudu embarked on her Master's Degree in Public Policy and Comparative Politics at the Université Montpellier in the South of France. Upon her return, she worked in the political environment including serving as a strategic advisor to the private office of the MMC of Shared Services in the City of Johannesburg prior to joining Project Isizwe.