Qobo Ningiza is a Deaf man from South Africa. He holds a BA law degree from the North West University and an LLB from the University of Cape Town, where he also completed coursework for LLM. He has served at the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He sits on the board of various civil society organisations in South Africa, including the Sign Language Education and Development agency that is responsible for distributing sign language education related material to schools across South Africa. His expectations from this program include but are not limited to forming strong partnerships with other human rights advocates from across the continent with whom he intends to collaborate for the advancements of human rights and freedoms. He also expects engaging seminars and to gain in-depth knowledge and exposure to contemporary African issues and thorough discussions of ideas to advance the continent.