NGILA MICHAEL MUENDANE is an ex-political prisoner, a published author, life coach& inspirational speaker and the founder and Executive Member of SOULTALK, as well as the African Institute for Personal Excellence and Leadership (AIPEL).
Ngila Muendane studied Economics and Political Science while on Robben Island, where he was imprisoned from 1963 to 1970, as a political prisoner. He subsequently left the country and became Chief Representative in the Middle East, and Western Europe. He returned to South Africa after liberation and served as a member of parliament from 1997 till 2000.
During his time in exile, he addressed several organisations on liberatory issues, including the UN Special Committee on Apartheid, The OAU, ILO, Non-aligned Movement, Anti-Apartheid Committee and the African Organisation for Trade Union Unity.
Ngila Muendane is one of the consulting editor of an encyclopaedia on Africa, ‘Know Africa’ and in 1997 produced and he presented the SABC TV youth programme "Switched On". As part of his consulting work he runs courses on personal transformation for individuals, in the corporate world, government and educational institutions of higher learning.
He also runs coaching sessions and self-mastery seminars for the following categories of people, parents, University students, lecturers and administrators and the South African Police, Members of the South African National Defence force, Youth in general and Emerging famers.
He engages himself with education in South Africa by helping to improve the culture of learning and teaching.
He is an army officer in the SANDF, and carries the rank of Lt. Colonel.