What We Do

Why Choose Nacademy

Nacademy is a bespoke education provider that provides a holistic range of development programmes and services for young leaders and visionaries alike. Our programme offerings are designed to equip our students with the skills necessary to navigate through an increasingly complex, fast changing world. Accordingly, our courses are built on the pillars of innovative teaching, credible research and practical experience. At Nacademy, we believe that meaningful learning in the modern age stems from both traditional and dynamic learning sources which we collectively integrate into all that we do.

What We Wake Up For

Education is a calling. It empowers individuals and unlocks possibilities. At Nacademy, we believe in the power of education to change lives and build communities. Instiling within our students valuable skillsets combined with forward-looking mindsets is what we strive to do. By creating the conditions for rich academic and character development, we aim to produce leaders that will grow to be influential change-makers in their organisations, communities and beyond.

Zafeer Nagdee
Zafeer NagdeeNacademy Founder

About The Founder

Zafeer Nagdee completed his MBA at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School in the UK. He holds a Master’s degree in International Accounting, is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA), Registered Auditor (SA) and is also a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa. He serves as a faculty member at the University of Johannesburg as a senior lecturer within the university’s College of Business and Economics.

Zafeer has worked with some of South Africa’s largest listed companies and also developed the country’s first accredited leadership programme for aspiring chartered accountants through which he was recognised as a recipient of UJ’s Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Award. He was also selected by the South African Council of Higher Education (CHE) and the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa (HELTASA) as recipient of the country’s “National Excellence in Teaching and Learning” award which is lauded as South Africa’s most prestigious teaching award in higher education.

Zafeer is also an award-winning researcher in the fields of global accounting practice and corporate governance. He has published and presented his works internationally and was listed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as one of South Africa’s Top 35 Chartered Accountants under the age of 35. Zafeer is also a recognised international speaker having delivered talks both locally and as far afield as the UK, the United States, Japan, Switzerland and the UAE whilst notably having been invited to speak at the Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania. Zafeer has also been recognised through numerous accolades from the private sector as an advocate of responsible business practice, principled progress and innovation in addressing world-scale issues.

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