Nkanyiso is a Programmes Intern within ACCORD’s Preventative Action and Mediation (Peace-making) Unit.
In 2021 he was Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/Foundation (KAS) scholar and research intern at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). He worked under the African Governance & Diplomacy Programme, focussing on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). He was also a Guest Speaker/Panellist at the Democracy Development Programme (DDP)’s “5th Annual Youth Indaba Conference” in Durban.
Nkanyiso holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political & International Studies and Law, and an Honours degree in Political & International Studies from Rhodes University. He is currently pursuing a master’s in political studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. His thesis assesses the role of independent candidates in South Africa’s multiparty democracy. His research interests include African Governance, Elections, and Youth.