Tsakani Ngomane completed her PhD in Agricultural Extension and Education in 2004 at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. She is a Gestalt facilitator qualified in International Organization and Systems Development (2006) with the Cleveland Institute.
She has extensive practical, managerial and academic experiences in the disciplines of rural development, education and youth civic engagement based on her work in South Africa and elsewhere. Her profile include Deputy Director General for Education; Chief Director for Agriculture; Lecturer, UKZN and Senior Lecturer for Extension, University of Pretoria. She has served from 1999 to 2001 as the first female President for the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CTA) Advisory Board – a technical development centre for the EU/ACP.
Tsakani has been a recipient of several awards, including the 2004 Penn State Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Dissertation, and the top USA/SA Fulbright Scholar Award for the year 200