“Doing work with adolescents…it determines the future of the country because we’re growing the leadership here. So if they’re managed properly we’ll have the South Africa that we want, that we all dreamed of. But if we lose them in the scourge of HIV [and] teenage pregnancy, then we don’t have future leadership.”

- Busiswe Nkala,
Director: Adolescents

Busiswe Nkala, RN, BA(SW), MHSc
Director: Adolescents

Busisiwe Nkala has been involved in a number of HIV prevention studies, from vaccines to microbicides, and has expertise in the effective establishment of community advisory groups in new research sites; developing, producing and maintaining new tools to guide site development; building capacity through working with project teams; and the identification and training of project staff, community liaison officers, counsellors and field workers. Trained as a nurse and social worker, Sr. Nkala holds a Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery, a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of the Witwatersrand, and received a Fogarty International Scholarship to study towards a Masters of Health Science in Bioethics at the University of Toronto.