Alma-Nalisha Cele

Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele is a doctor in public practice, having graduated from Wits in 2016. She has a strong interest in the socio-economics of health as it relates to public health and plans to pursue further studies in this area. She is also the co-founder of The Cheeky Natives a literary podcast primarily focused on the review, curatorship and archiving of black literature. An avid bibliophile who has been reading since the age of 4, she credits books as having saved her life countless times and given flight to her imagination. She counts feminism and the radical act of re-imagining one’s self as her driving forces moving forward.  In 2019, she was named one of the Mandela  Washington Fellows to undertake a prestigious fellowship in the United States. She was also named one of the top 200 Young South Africans in 2019