Dr Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya

Dr Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya is the Project Director for the Global Economic Governance Africa Programme.

Work Title
Head: South African Foreign Policy and African Drivers Programme
Areas of Expertise

South African foreign policy in Africa
US-South Africa relations
Diasporas and development


German (elementary)


Dr Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya was appointed as the head of the South African Foreign Policy and African Drivers Programme in September 2009.  She previously served at the South African Secret Service and lectured in International and African Politics at the University of South Africa.  She holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Stellenbosch, an MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Recent publications:

  • Ngwenya, NX. 2011. ‘South Africa in Africa’ in Conley Tyler, M and W Hofmeister (eds.) 2011. Going Global: Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea and South Africa in International Affairs. Canberra: Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Ngwenya, N. 2010. ‘African Expatriate Communities in Africa: their Size, Lifestyles and Relationship with their Sending State’ in Africa Insight. Vol. 40 (1) June 2010, pp. 5-18.

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