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Afrika Msimang

(Republic of South Africa). Born 1969

President of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa.

As a social activist and a policy analyst, Ms Afrika Msimang engages with industry, communities and government to ensure sustainable community development. She is zealous in her efforts to remove dependency from donors and create in communities ownership of development initiatives. Afrika has also served as a development officer for CHESSA in the Free State province. She has served as a trustee member of Moves for Life, a chess organization that enjoys the patronage of South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma.

Afrika also enjoyed a teaching post as a political science lecturer at the University of Pretoria. She has served as a civil servant in several spheres of government, including a position as a strategic advisor to the mayor of the country’s capital city.

Afrika is also the chairperson of the South African Air Force Spouses Forum. She also works for Anglo American Inyosi Coal as a stakeholder relations and community development executive. Afrika holds a Masters degree in Public Administration.