Executive Director of Mzansi Empowerment Enterprise & Social Cohesion Advocate at the Department of Arts and Culture | SOUTH AFRICA

Dr. Rajendran Govender is the Executive Director of Mzansi Empowerment Enterprise, a consultancy that focuses on skills development and training, research development, diversity management, mediation and reconciliation, and project management. Dr. Govender also serves as a Social Cohesion Advocate with the Department of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa and have been tasked to head a Rapid Response Task Team to address issues related to racism, xenophobia, gender-based violence and other social ills that confront society.

Dr. Govender was the past Chairperson of the Ford Foundation International Alumni Association

for three terms where he was responsible for developing leadership for over 450 Ford Foundation Masters and PhD graduates. He regularly features on National TV and radio as a cultural commentator and a newspaper columnist. He is the Founder Member of Prioritizing Education Now (PEN). Dr. Govender received numerous awards including the Four Outstanding Young South Africans Award, Minister’s Award for the most outstanding official in the Department of Arts and Culture, the Love to Live Nelson Mandela Peace Award, the King Shaka Award and the BMW Supertech Business Award for the best Government Department in KZN in 2014 and 2015.

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