Sizwe Nxasana

Sizwe Nxasana


Bachelor of Commerce – The University of Fort Hare

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting – The University of South Africa

Chartered Accounting (CA) SA qualification – Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB)

Mr. Sizwe started his career at Unilever and in 1989 he established Sizwe & Co, the first black-owned audit practice in Kwa-Zulu Natal. In 1996 he became the founding partner of Nkonki Sizwe Ntsaluba, now called Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo (SNG-Grant Thornton), which is the fifth largest audit firm in South Africa.In 1998 he joined Telkom SA as Chief Executive Officerand was responsible for its listing on the JSE and New York Stock exchanges. Sizwe was the CEO of FirstRand Banking Group since 2005 until he retired in September 2015. Sizwe serves as Chairman on various Foundations and Trusts. He is the Co-founder and Chairman of the National Education Collaboration Trust. He is Founder and Chairman of Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) which funds and supports students who come from poor and “missing middle” backgrounds. He is now a social entrepreneur who recently founded Future Nation Schools, which is a chain of affordable private schools in South Africa.  He also founded Sifiso Learning Group, which is involved in EdTech, academic publishing and real estate. Sizwe Nxasana has been conferred with Honorary Doctorates by the Universities of Fort Hare, the Durban University of Technology, the University of Johannesburg and the Walter Sisulu University.