Xolani Nkosi is the Project Coordinator for DIRISA.
He holds a Masters Degree in Development Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has interests in Research and Development (R&D), Strategic Management and Policy Development. Xolani has experience in community-based projects, research (both qualitative and quantitative) and has conducted research for the Policy and Programmes Directorate at the National Youth Commission, Government Communication and Information Systems, South African Qualifications Authority and was Research Executive at Ipsos Markinor.
Before joining DIRISA, he worked for the Meraka Institute’s Strategic Research Innovation Management unit at CSIR. This unit focused on improving the quality of life of South Africans and Africa, through technological innovation and R&D work.
Outside work, his interests range from politics, social issues, and sports (having played football at the highest level for Wits University’s reserve team and SA Universities national team).