Dr Ndzwayiba was born and bred in Umtata in the Eastern Cape. He completed his matric in Umtata High School in 1997 and subsequently pursued studies in Human Resource Development/Organisational Learning and Development at various Universities including University of South Africa, North West (Potchefstroom) University, and University of Johannesburg. He eventually obtained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand in December 2017.

Professionally, Dr Ndzwayiba has more than 13 years’ working experience in the field of Human Capital Development, Organizational Transformation and Change, and Corporate Diversity/Inclusion. His experience spans over various industries including Aviation (Airports Company South Africa – ACSA – ORT Tambo International Airport), Healthcare (Netcare Ltd – South Africa), Legislature (Parliament of the Republic of South Africa), Hospitality (Three Cities International Hotel Group), and the Education Sector (Services Sector Education and Training Authority – SETA). Currently, he is the General Manager: Enterprise and Supplier Development for Netcare Limited.

His leadership contributions include being a Board Member of the Health and Welfare SETA; Chairperson of the Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Committee, Chairperson of the Corporate Services Sub-Board Committee, and being one of the Directors of the Netcare Foundation. He has also formed part of the panel of judges for the Top Empowerment Awards (2018), National Business Awards (2017) and the Top 500 Companies (2018). He is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Future of HR Hall of Fame Award, the highest accolade in the human resources field that recognizes one’s significant contribution to their own organization and society at large.

Academically, he is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, Henley Business School and the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interest is in the development of human potential, socio-economic reforms, equality and justice for all. His notable publications include:

  • A Different Kind of Human: Essentials for Codetermination in South Africa (book chapter)
  • Doing Human Differently: A Critical Analysis of Appraised Diversity Discourses in Corporate SA. (PhD Thesis).
  • Debunking the myth of job hopping amongst black professionals in Corporate SA. (International Journal of Social Economics);
  • The Complexity of Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: A South African Perspective. (Co-author: Emerald Publishers).
  • The Deadly Elasticity of heteronormative Assumptions in Workplaces. (Approved for publication by the International Journal of Social Economics)
  • Co-determination: alternative approaches to industrial relationship through Integral African philosophy

He described himself as a Social Justice activist.