In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Zintle Koza, a visiting fellow with the Wilson Center’s Africa program.  She describes South Africa’s current political and economic landscape twenty-five years after democracy was established. Koza also analyzes the results of the recent general election and expectations for President Ramaphosa’s first full term. 


Zintle Koza is a Visiting Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Africa program. She is an international relations practitioner with over 13 years in the South African civil service. She currently serves as the Director of International Organizations at the National Treasury.  In this role, Ms. Koza is responsible for South Africa’s continued engagement with and participation in the World Economic Forum, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Before joining the National Treasury of South Africa, she served in the Foreign Service for 11 years and was responsible for portfolios that included the African Union and European Union. Ms. Koza holds a Bachelor's in Journalism and Political Studies from Rhodes University, and is currently completing a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Pretoria. During her fellowship year, she would like to focus on public sector leadership, with particular emphasis on global policy and its governance, strengthen her skills and knowledge to advance socio-economic transformation in South Africa. 


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.