Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg
Ntsoaki Phali is the visionary behind Beyond Ability Talent Solutions, a recruitment company specialising in the recruitment and placement of people living with disabilities into formal employment, sensitising employees to employers on disability matter subjects and conducting workplace disability audits. She holds a Diploma in HR, various education, training and development qualifications, and has been in the HR industry for the past 13 years. Phali is also the co-founder and Director of two NPOs that teach children innovation and invention skills. She is the guest host of a weekly radio show on disability subjects and has been featured on various media platforms and speaking stages advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities and the power of entrepreneurship. Phali spends some of her time mentoring and coaching more than 20 SMMEs and entrepreneurship students in Liberia. Through her efforts, more than 500 career seekers with disabilities have been placed into various economic opportunities, earning her various accolades and awards by an assortment of industry bodies.