"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, but the next best time is NOW"

- Chinese proverb

Dr Mzi is a sole proprietary working with a highly efficient and vibrant team to provide Training, Meeting Facilitation, Research and Writing services.

  • Training
    Training and Meeting Facilitation

  • Research
    We specialize in assessment and evaluation research.

  • Writing Services & Writing Retreats
    We provide writing services and facilitate writing retreats.

  • Meeting Facilitation
    Meeting facilitation

What we do

“I have worked for 26 years and I have done big things and achieved many things. I now need to do a few, small but impactful things…” *Dr. Mzi Nduna, January 2021

We have extensive experience with research, training, workshop and meeting facilitation. Our facilitation style is engaging, aptly paced to meet the needs of participants with different backgrounds and at different levels of understanding of the subject matter. We have access to diverse facilitation skills and tools, and we mix these to suit our client/partner’s objectives for the intervention.

We specialize in assessment and evaluation research. We work with our partners to develop, implement and conduct internal evaluation of interventions and projects. We also undertake external evaluation of interventions and completed projects. We provide external support and training to research teams/departments or firms.

Meet our team

Our team is here for you every single day! We care about our partners and we do our best to make them happy.


Mzi Nduna, an author of ‘A magnifying glass and a fine-tooth comb: understanding adolescent girls’ and young women’s sexual vulnerability’ is an educator, a researcher and an advocate with a strong ethic of community engaged scholarship to bridge the gap between science, theory and practice. With a background in research psychology and public heath, Mzi has over 20 years of consulting whilst working fulltime for various employers. Mzi has vast experience in NPO boards and national technical task teams. Mzi was a finalist for the 2017 Businesswoman of the Year Award in the Education category, a recipient of the 2017 Queen Mamjoli Award for her contribution to Education for Community Development and is a 2020 SocioPreneur of the year Award winner.
Dr. Mzikazi Nduna

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Oyama Tshona holds a Bachelor’s in Human Resources from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Oyama is a pro-feminist gender and human rights Blogger covering various women’s issues in her blog called Thetha Ntombi! ("Speak Girl!") which is inspired by her work on Gender-Based Violence against women and girls in South Africa, as well as a need to positively contribute and participate in uncovering and implementing authentic solutions.  She currently serves on the Board of The BEAR Foundation. Oyama has admin and recruitment experience and joined DrMzi as an Associate Researcher. She works in the areas of Gender-based Violence and Femicide, Human Rights and Equity, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; a Training materials Developer and Facilitator in Advocacy and Community Development.
Oyama Tshona

Research associate

Lutukela Nduna has over 20 years of work experience in public and private sectors mainly in technical support in the electricity and energy sectors. He undertook the Training Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation, TRREE (Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Hong) course and joined DrMzi in February 2020 as an Associate Researcher. Lutukela is responsible for conducting interviews, undertake web-based desktop research, investigate trends and issues and develop research and training tools. He works with stakeholders including community-based organizations, funders, government officials, and the varying South African and International communities. His work contributes to social justice, in the areas of Human Rights: Gender Equity, Social Cohesion, and Racial Equity, prevention of GBV+F and attainment of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for all.
Lutukela Nduna

Research associate

Why Choose Us?


  • Client engagement

    We work very closely with our partner and understand your project objectives and the broader organizational strategy for best training outcomes.
  • Expertize in what we do

    Our facilitation style is engaging, aptly paced to meet the needs of participants with different backgrounds and at different levels of understanding of the subject matter.