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Nosisa Ngwenyama

Kingdom of eSwatini, 2020

Nosisa Nolwazi Ngwenyama, is a gender studies master’s candidate at the University of Cape Town. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, USA, where she majored in Politics, Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies. Nosisa wrote her politics thesis on leadership as a  barrier to the consolidation of democracy in South Africa, her anthropology thesis on striving for success through the Indigenous religions in eSwatini and wrote her Women and Gender Studies thesis on the commodification of lobola and its impacts on gender relations among the Swazi, Sotho, and Shona. Nosisa wrote three theses in the 4 years at her undergraduate institution.

Since graduating in 2016, Nosisa has working in fundraising , marketing and advertising. She is still actively involved in volunteering for the UWC eSwatini National Committee, which helps to place and fund emaSwati to pursue their education at any of the 17 United World Colleges around the world.

When she is not busy with school work, Nosisa plays basketball in the MTN National Women’s League in eSwatini, enjoys watching football and attempting cooking recipes that she finds online as well as volunteering with the Sidwashini Neighbourhood Care Point in Mbabane.

Nosisa is driven by wanting to make a positive social change in her home country of eSwatini.

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