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Sibusiso Nkomo

Senior advisory team
Sibusiso is the external partnerships manager at Afrobarometer.

Biography

Sibusiso Nkomo is the external partnerships manager. Sibusiso is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and providing strategic guidance on partner engagements across a range of actors: civil society groups, government institutions, research institutes, and private organizations. He also provides high-level guidance on aspects of partner assessment, identification, screening, and capacity building.

Previously, he held roles at Afrobarometer as head of communications, deputy communications manager, and communications coordinator for Southern Africa, respectively.

Prior to joining Afrobarometer, he worked as a researcher on African Politics and editorial assistant at Good Governance Africa. Before that, he worked as a journalist focused on hard news and politics for Independent News and Media in South Africa.

Sibusiso is a registered chartered public relations practitioner (CPRP) with the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA).

He holds degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (MA), and a BA and postgraduate diploma from Stellenbosch University.

Publications

Dispatch
AD496: Despite doubts about government response to COVID-19, majority of Mozambicans want vaccination
10 Dec 2021
Policy paper
PP74: Violent extremism in Africa: Citizen perspectives from the Sahel epicenter and periphery
7 Jul 2021
Policy paper
PP65: Violent extremism in Africa: Popular assessments from the ‘Eastern Corridor’
26 May 2020
Dispatch
AD254: Land redistribution: South Africans prioritize land taken in forced removals, support ‘willing seller’ approach
13 Nov 2018
Dispatch
AD157: Zambia at a crossroads: Will citizens defend democracy?
19 Jul 2017
Policy paper
PP42: Public service delivery in South Africa: Councillors and citizens critical links in overcoming persistent inequities
4 Oct 2017
Dispatch
AD126: South Africans demand government accountability amid perceptions of growing corruption
21 Feb 2022
Dispatch
AD120: Despite criticism of economic performance, Swazis optimistic about future gains
21 Feb 2022
Dispatch
AD89: As South Africa’s local elections approach, public confidence underpins system in turmoil
21 Feb 2022
Publication
AD85: Strong public support for ‘watchdog’ role backs African news media under attack
21 Feb 2022
Dispatch
AD84: South Africans generally tolerant but report racial discrimination by employers and courts
21 Feb 2022
Dispatch
AD73: Majority of South Africans want a workers’ party as alternative to ANC
21 Feb 2022
Dispatch
AD41: International Youth Day: Despite interest, African youth not connecting with political processes
21 Feb 2022