Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo is the Interim Director of the Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Prof Vil- Nkomo is the co-founder and chairman of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) a leading South African Think Tank. The MISTRA was ranked as having had a global impact - placed as one of the Top 10 Best New Think Tanks Globally, according to the 2013 Global Go-To Think Tanks Report produced by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP). MISTRA continues to attract leading national and global thinkers.
In 1994, Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to serve in the first democratic government as the Public Service Commissioner. By then, he had already been part of the bi-laterals and the Multi- Party negotiations that ushered democracy into our country.
His name is inscribed in the Hall of Fame among notable alumni at Lincoln University like Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, Kwame Nkrumah, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and others.
The Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo Annual Lecture is delivered in his honour at the South African Association for Public Administration and Management
He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Joseph R Biden, Jr School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware.