Chumisa Ndlazi is a Marketing and Communications Practitioner working at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Currently, she is responsible for managing all marketing, media and communication activities for the CSIR National Laser Centre. As a Marketing and Communications professional, she has played a pivotal role in increasing the public awareness and media engagement for Project Aeroswift - world's largest and fastest 3D printer.
As an executive board member of the Black Science Technology and Engineering Professionals (BSTEP) Organisation, she volunteers her Media and Communication expertise to assist the organisation with their advocacy
Chumisa completed her BA Honours degree in Corporate Communication with Nelson Mandela University in 2015. As part of Coega's Human Capital Development programme, she received a scholarship to study with the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) where she studied Thought Leadership for Africa's Renewal. She is also an alumni of the Fort Hare & Friedrich Stiftung School of Democracy & Political Economy and former Programmes Manager that contributed to the conceptual and implementation phase of Madibaz Radio, a Nelson Mandela University radio station.
Chumisa is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and is the recipient of the Professional Support Excellence Award - CSIR National Laser Centre.