Prof Mzikazi Nduna is an esteemed South African academic and consultant with expansive experience as an educator, trainer and advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Prof Mzi Nduna was part of the respected team at the Medical Research Council that undertook the successful Randomized Controlled Community Trial evaluating an HIV behavioural prevention intervention:the Stepping Stones. Prof Mzi Nduna has 15 years of academic experience as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mzi is registered with the South African Council of Educators and has worked in the fields of health, education and social development. Mzi has research interests in Social Cohesion including HIV/AIDS, Father Connections, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender and gender-based violence and sexual minorities. She is an alumnus of the Sexuality Leadership Development, the Carnegie and the ICP CHANGE Fellowships. She is a member of the gender-based violence Prevention Network for the Horn, East and Southern Africa, the HIV Vaccines Network, and the SANAC Women’s Sector. A receiver of multiple grants and fellowships, prof Nduna established the Net10 research working group for capacity building and research networking. Her research outputs include 64 peer reviewed journal articles, 2 books, 4 special issue journals, 8 book chapters, and several research reports. On Google Scholar,Mzi has 5888 citations and an H-index of 29. Prof Nduna is the incoming Executive Dean for Health Sciences at the University of Fort Hare.