Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa is a 2010 Rutgers University African American Hall of Fame award recipient. He invented the Universal Search Operating System software (Search OS) which has won numerous awards for innovation. In 2009 the software was included in the computer encyclopedia as a major contribution to knowledge.
Olubayi Olubayi is the author of the book “Education for a Better World” published by Amazon.com. “Education for a better world” is a collection of insightful reflections on the philosophy of education, sustainable development, coexistence, leadership, and the social-construction of race.Olubayi Olubayi has taught at Middlesex College and at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. He is an advisor and consultant to government officials in Kenya and South Africa, and to the United Nations Development Program on matters of literacy, education, biotechnology, sustainable development, global citizenship and social policy.Olubayi Olubayi is a co-founder of the nonprofit Kiwimbi International. Olubayi is also a co-founder of the widely respected nonprofit GLOBAL LITERACY PROJECT which sets up libraries worldwide and provides service learning opportunities to persons interested in international experience and global citizenship.
Our first Special Advisor, the late Zwelakhe Sisulu was a seasoned journalist, editor, publisher activist and businessman. He started his career as a Journalist for the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg in 1975 and became the Founding Editor (1986) and Chief Executive (1989) of the New Nation Newspaper. He was the Founding President of the Writers Association of South Africa (WASA) and the Founding President of the Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA). A member of the Mandela Reception Committee (1989), he was the Personal Assistant to Nelson Mandela on his release in 1990 – 1992. He was appointed Group Chief Executive of the SABC in 1994 and was a member of Tony O’Reilly’s Independent Newspapers Advisory Board from 1996 to 1998. He was appointed Deputy Chairman of New Africa Investments Limited (NAIL) in 1998, Executive Chairman of New Africa Media Holdings (NAM) in1999 and Chairman of NAIL in 2001. He holds Nieman Fellowship of Harvard University. He also completed an Advanced Management Programme at the Insead Institute in Paris. He has received numerous awards, including the Rothko Chapel Awards for Human Rights Texas, USA (1981) Pringle Award from the South African Society of Journalists (1986), Union of Swedish Journalists Award (1987), International Human Rights Law Group, Washington, USA Award (1988), Culture in Another South Africa, Amsterdam, Netherlands Award (1989) and Presidential Merit Award (1998). He died in 2012. Amsterdam, Netherlands Award (1989) and Presidential Merit Award (1998).