Mzi Nduna is an educator, a researcher and an advocate with a strong ethic of community engagement. Mzi is affiliated to a variety of academic and civil society movements and initiatives aimed at bringing the gap between science and practice. She supports the civil society, NGOs and a community radio station: Khanya FM in the Eastern Cape. She was a member of the conference scientific committees for the First Trans Medical and Advocacy Conference in Africa in 2011; the 4th, 5th and the 6th Sexual Health and Rights Conferences in Africa in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and the SA 7th AIDS Conference.

A former Board member of GenderDynamix, Mzi seats in the boards of the National Shelter Movement, IRANTI and Sonke Gender Justice. She was an expert panel member of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Women’s Sector. She is currently a member of the technical advice team for the Medical Research Council’s Gender & Health HIV prevention intervention research, the national GBV and Femicide Interim Steering Council, SafAIDS’s Transforming Lives Programme, and the Women, Peace and Security Steering Committee.