Thulani Kuzwayo

Managing Executive, Public Sector of Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)
Chair of Africa Regional Network


Thulani Vuyo Kuzwayo is Managing Executive of Public Sector at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), and primarily oversees the creation and implementation of a public sector capacity building strategy. It stems from a firm belief that in order to realise the desired scale and impact in creating better places for all people, government must lead and enable various green building interventions.

His role involves supporting urban leaders in their efforts to create a ‘built environment in which people and planet thrive’.  This includes informing green building policy, programme design and delivery, as well as fostering strategic relationships with government and State-Owned Companies.

Over the past few years at the GBCSA, Thulani has been involved in managing the Green Star SA Certification process and pre-scoping for the development of a sustainability assessment tool for sustainable precincts. This role involved recruitment and training of assessors in South Africa, as well as the sharing of experiences with and providing training and support to other green building councils on the continent such as Ghana, Namibia and Zambia.

Thulani is a designer by training. Prior to joining the GBCSA, he was part of various design teams that worked on local and international architectural projects in the hotel and resort, industrial and residential sectors. Further to building design and technical documentation, he has been involved in developing Quality Management Systems and has worked as a Sessional Lecturer on BIM (Building Information Modeling) at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand.

Thulani is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.