Linda Vilakazi is an alumnus of the University of Witwatersrand, a qualified teacher, whose passion and love for education remained dominant throughout her work life, even long after she left the classroom. She later worked for the Education Development Trust, the Young Women’s Network, Thebe Investment Corporation, Oliver & Adelaide Foundation, CSIR, African Leadership Group, City of Johannesburg and Wits School of Education where she co-founded the Executive School Leadership Program, with over 820 school principals graduating from the program.
Linda successfully completed several certificate courses including the Human Resource Management Program (Wits Business School), Finance for non-financial managers (Wits Business School), Gender and Development in Southern Africa (Univ of Botswana), and The Art of Leadership (Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts).
Linda is a Visiting Associate at the Wits School of Education; an Aspen Institute Fellow (ALI-South Africa); a UN award winner (UNIFEM); Thebe Foundation Trustee; Telkom Foundation Trustee and SAIDE Trustee; Johannesburg Rotary Club member; and holds a National Security accreditation (ensp. South African National Defense Force).