(Image: Portrait of Silas Nkosi by © Nathi Khumaloi)

Silas Nkosi, recently Appointed Manager of Curriculum and Training

Silas Nkosi is an entrepreneur, academic, and photographer.

As an entrepreneur, he is Shareholder & Group CEO / Executive Creative Director at Nkosi Media Group CC (1998 to date), and Shareholder & Group CEO / Academic Director at Nkosi Education Institute (PTY) LTD (2011 to date).

He is an academic who worked as a lecturer in different disciplines of photography for Tshwane University of Technology (2003,2004,2018), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2006-2010), Pearson Institute of Higher Education (2001-2002), and Independent Institute of Education (2019-2020). He has experience in online teaching and learning in higher education using Blackboard. He also served in a number of boards, committees, and panels at faculty level and departmental level (2000-2018) for quality assurance, curriculum development, teaching and learning at the mentioned universities and Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography.

As a photographer he freelanced (1990 to date) for different publications, corporates and  organizations including the Nelson Mandela Foundation, True Love Magazine, Sunday Times, City Press, Sowetan, FCB Advertising, and NEPAD/ African Peer Review Mechanism among others.

He is currently a MTech: Photography candidate at Tshwane University of Technology. He has a BTech: Photography qualification from Tshwane University of Technology. He also has a Higher Diploma: Higher Education and Training (cum laude) honours equivalent qualification from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

In line with the Market Photo Workshop’s vision, Silas Nkosi intends to bring a blended education model where the physical classroom and e-learning are integrated with specific focus on streamlining e-learning to one leaner management system where facilitators and students can interact with content from different platforms. He also intends to influence policy to make sure that there is cohesiveness across all courses from short courses to long courses. He will also assist with accreditation of courses although this is a long and complicated process that may not be completed during his 3 year contract, he believes engaging with the process will add value to the Market Photo Workshop