Mzikayise Mgijima joined TIPS in May 2018. He has been seconded to the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) as a Stakeholder Relations officer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development and Management (majoring in Public Governance and Politics with Law subjects) and an Honour’s degree in Political Studies from the North-West University (NWU). He previously worked as a Stakeholder Relations intern at the dti in the Economic Research and Policy Coordination directorate. As part of a delegation representing Government at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), he worked with the social partners (organised labour, business and community constituency) in informing and guiding the development of legislation geared towards transforming the South African economy.