Yandisa Sikweyiya is a Specialist Scientist in the Gender and Health Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). He has worked at the SAMRC for close to 15 years. Yandisa holds a Master’s in Public Health degree from Umea University in Sweden. In 2006 (May to October) he was a Fellow in the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI), then jointly offered by the Universities of Pretoria and KwaZulu-Natal. He obtained his PhD (Public Health) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a member of the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC).