I studied Acting and Contemporary performance at Rhodes University. I also studied Processes of Performance at the University of Leeds (UK).While I was there, I assisted in directing, creating and facilitating work for WAST (women seeking asylum in the UK) in creating ‘City of Sanctuary’ (theatrical entry in refugee conference). After work across South Africa with different theatre companies and productions, I have launched an NPO, KaMatla that is focused on education and early childhood development. My work with the NPO and the projects close to my heart are all grounded in wanting to make a difference to the lives of young black women in South Africa.
I was born in East London in the Eastern Cape, which is where my interest in community-focused work began. I started my first NGO project in grade 9 at the Curt Warmberg Haven and Wellness Aids Centre and was also involved in community outreach programmes with the Interact Society at school. After my studies I volunteered as the Marketing and Communications officer of the Peggy Nesta Foundation, whose core focuses are the youth, elderly and disabled. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Management Science degree at IMM Graduate School of Marketing and working at Groupon where I manage the ticketing and live events accounts as well as the Charity Committee. Women , Children’s and education Rights which are all close to my heart.
Art has always been my passion and I couldn’t imagine being separated from paper. I chose to study architecture after school as a challenge to what I understood form, structure and visual art to be. I am currently completing my masters in landscape architecture it at the University of Cape Town. I like to explore a variety of techniques in my drawings, and am fascinated by portraiture in particular. I also use photography as a reference point and enjoy experimenting with my 35mm film camera .Double exposure, and a twist of warped realities layered with images and paint are the dreamscapes I enjoy creating.
I studied BSocSci PPE at UCT (2010) and BPhil Honours in Journalism at Stellenbosch (2012). I have worked in the South African media industry as a features writer and editor for the past 5 years, with a focus on women's magazines having worked at both ELLE and Marie Claire South Africa. In that time I have worked on special campaigns for Marie Claire that included focuses on breast cancer awareness, feeding schemes for children, anti-violence against women campaigns and various features about outreach projects around the country. I am currently a freelance writer, editor and production manager and would like to put my skills and experience to use in a range of different projects and initiatives.
I am a photographer first, everything else supplements my love for it. I am mostly moving through life by trial and error, but I think I’ve found my fit. I’ve had the privilege of being exposed to everything that interests me – politics to the arts to digital media. I studied a Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Media Studies (Rhodes) , am a Senior Contributing Photographer - Vuvu On Style (2013 – present), In 2015, I was a Legislative and Social Media Aide - Texas Legislative Internship Program (2015). Currently, I am the social media manager at Woolworths Group (Africa).
I studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University and graduated in 2015. During my time in Grahamstown I performed at the National Arts Festival from 2011- 2013 in works such as Moor which won a Standard a Bank Ovation award. In 2014 I directed my debut documentary entitled “Soweto Rising- The dialogue on street culture”. The documentary is described as a dialogue on street culture in Johannesburg that takes an insightful look at a community that has been a birthplace for political activism as well as socio economic change. The documentary went on to be featured at the Kiss the Concrete festival in Amsterdam. The film was also nominated in the Jozi Film Festival for best student production. I am an online video journalist at News24Live and am pursuing my passions tackling social inequality issues, gender politics as well as creating visual content to address the above.
I grew up in Malawi and it was there that I discovered my appreciation for art and design. I worked for the NGO, Nchima Trust which focuses heavily on the education of young women and girls in Malawi. To that end, I started a community based project called Bapepa where women from the surrounding areas learnt how to make paper using natural fibres from the area. This turned into a sustainable business model where these women would create their own stock, package it and sell it at a profit. I then went on to study fine art at Rhodes University and while I was there, worked as marketing brands manager of art and literature magazine Jiggered that has featured artists such as Umlilio (Mzansis kwaai diva). I am keen to keep exploring my passion for innovative art and design that speaks back to communities and looks to find practical solutions for tangible problems.
I like my mom and dad and my brothers. I like myself and mermaids and my dog and to sing, watch movies and to listen to stories. I also like roses and flowers and to read books. When I grow up, I want to be an animal doctor. I also like parties.