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Name:  Itumeleng Tsatsi  Role/Occupation:  Lecturer, Occupational Therapy. Country:  South Africa Itumeleng Tsatsi  a lecturer in Occupational Therapy department at the University of Free State. She specialises in psychiatry and community based education. As a lecturer, Tsatsi trains occupational therapy students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to become well rounded occupational therapists...
Girl Code held their fifth annual GirlCodeHack , the largest female hackathon in South Africa from the 3-5 August 2018, at the start of the country’s Women’s Month. Girl Code is a social enterprise that aims to empower girls and women through technology and provides training opportunities for girls interested in software development. They envision impacting 10 million women across Africa in 10 years. Girl Code also aims to become...
Name:  Khanyisile Kgoadi Role/Occupation:  Researcher at the Immunology Division Country:  South Africa Khanyisile Kgoadi  is a researcher in the Division of Immunology, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town. She investigates neuro-immunological mechanisms associated with detrimental effects of central nervous system tuberculosis (CNS-TB); which is the...
Name:  Apiwe Hotele  Role/Occupation:  Technology Commercialization Specialist at SARAO, Founder of the Enlighten tutoring app and the IMBASA programme Country:  South Africa Apiwe Hotele  works as a technology commercialisation specialist at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO). Her duties involve introducing new products made at SARAO to the market as well as initiating development...
Name:  Lungile Hlatshwayo Role/Occupation:  Advanced Lead Reliability Engineer  Country:  South Africa I recently interviewed Lungile Hlatshwayo, the Lead Engineer for Reliability. Hlatshwayo was the first African in her field to make it into the prestigious Edison Program, she remembers when she first found out, “ I was on a bus home when I found out and I just cried partially because I knew this would...
Name:  Jeshika Ramchund PrEng Role/Occupation:  Civil Engineer  Country:  South Africa I recently interviewed Jeshika Ramchund, a senior engineer in the developments division at Bosch Projects in Durban, South Africa. Her work covers planning, design and implementation of civil engineering infrastructure. She fulfils a variety of roles in her current occupation from Programme Manager to Design Engineer to...
Name:  Zoleka Filander Role/Occupation:  Offshore Benthic Ecologist (Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coast) and PhD student (Nelson Mandela University: Zoology Department) Country:  South Africa A mother, wife, marine scientist, science communicator, mentor, PhD student and public servant, Zoleka Filander is a woman who wears many hats. Filander works as an offshore benthic ecologist for the South...
Name:  Miss Taahira Goolam Hoosen (MSc (Med); PGCE) Role/Occupation:  Lecturer & Humanitarian Country:  Cape Town, South Africa I recently had the privilege of interviewing Taahira Goolam Hoosen, a lecturer and a humanitarian. Hoosen has two major passions, education coupled with empowerment and curiosity of the human body. With degrees in the areas of biology, human genetics and haematology, she works as a...