Dr. Wanelisa Xaba is a decolonial thinker, storyteller and researcher from `kwaLanga in Cape Town. 18 years ago, Dr. Wanelisa Xaba engaged policy makers and the government regarding intervention for orphaned and vulnerable children as [...]

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Jennifer Stern is a multi-published non-fiction writer. She writes mostly about travel, food, culture and coffee, and A big Hand for the Spirits is her first foray into fiction. Not surprisingly, it draws heavily on [...]

As aBantu chorUS, we do what we’ve always done: we sing together as a people to make sense of all that we face, both what we welcome and what we struggle to accept.We are the [...]

Thandiwe Mtshengu was born in the Eastern Cape. Her love for reading and books was instilled by her late grandmother at a very young age. There were no public libraries but her grandmother would get [...]

Amrita Pande is Professor of Sociology at University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research lies at the intersection of gender, globalisation and the intimate, with a focus on transnational reproduction, repro-genetic technologies, and multimodal [...]

Jordan Pieters is an aspiring revolutionary deeply immersed in documentary filmmaking, writing, poetry, social activism, historiography, polemics, and cultural advocacy. As a member of the ‘Born-Free’ generation, Jordan grapples with the complexities of a history [...]

Tau Tavengwa co-founded Cityscapes Magazine, a print publication that focuses on sharing diverse ideas, narratives, and perspectives about cities and the built environment in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Since 2010, the magazine has [...]

Alan Storey is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. Storey started the The Yellow Banner Campaign in 2011 in solidarity with the Right2Know campaign and other civil society organisations challenging the [...]

Lesedi Molefi is a Soweto-born writer, documentary filmmaker, photographer, and entrepreneur. He has served as a writer and researcher for numerous broadcast documentaries, notably Lebogang Rasethaba’s popular MTV project The People vs The People (2019), [...]

Amogelang Maledu is an interdisciplinary art practitioner working between curating, research and sessional lecturing. She is a committee member of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Works of Art Committee (WoAC), responsible for the institution’s [...]

Aphiwe Ngalo is a political organiser at Ndifuna Ukwazi and their Popular Education Officer. She has a background in journalism and digital marketing, and has an interest in using various media and tools to ensure [...]

Floretta Boonzaier is Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Co-Director of the Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa. She is noted for her work in feminist, critical [...]

Nkgopoleng Moloi is a writer based in Cape Town. She is editor of ArtThrob, a leading contemporary visual arts publication in South Africa. Writing is a tool Moloi uses to understand the world around her [...]

Growing up in the sandy streets of Old Crossroads, Pumla Makeleni found books at the back of her shack where her oldest sister told stories of all the books she read. It’s in books that [...]

Olivia M. Coetzee was born in Mariental, a small town in southern Namibia and grew up in Electric City, a suburb in Eerste Rivier, Cape Town, South Africa. Olivia has an MFA in creative writing [...]

Thandiwe Nqanda is a South African-born performance poet and author. In her years of writing, she has partaken in both local and international projects, such as 16DaysOfActivism16Poets, performed her poem ‘Energy’ on totallyradio in Brighton, [...]

Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo is a veteran hotelier who holds a BSc degree in Hotel Management from Penn State University. She is currently the chief operating officer and a board member of City Lodge Hotels. As the [...]

Bibi Burger received her PhD from Stellenbosch University in 2016. From 2016 until June 2022 she was an Afrikaans lecturer at the University of Pretoria. In June 2022 she joined the Afrikaans and Netherlandic section [...]

Nomboniso Tafeni is a highly motivated person with an  interest in education, leadership and management. She has a B.Com degree with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She worked at Nal’ibali as a Provincial Administrator for [...]