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Mamandla 2024

Zethu Manyati

To be a Mamandla fellow means that I’ll be able to build a community, drive a valuable narrative that comes directly from those who’ve walked the journey of motherhood and use my platform together with Mamandla and tell these stories.

Vuyokazi Ngemntu

The fellowship is a fertile environment to further my passion for using creative writing to assist victims of GBV to find healing justice.

Vuyiswa Kumalo

I am looking forward to gaining knowledge and developing key skills through this fellowship. My goal is to contribute to our shared cause, which I believe is crucial towards creating a more supportive and empowering environment for mothers and their communities.

Thandekile Khumalo

Being a Mamandla fellow means that my role in society has just become bigger, the promised growth of the fellowship will enable me to lead with caution, create lasting environments for mother’s to fully embrace their Mothership role despite the difficulties of raising a special needs child.

Nozuko Poni

I am most passionate about environmental rights and the rights of women and children, and enjoy putting together advocacy projects that translate complex legislation into palatable information to spark active citizenship and better the lives of women and children.

Natasha Mushonga

Becoming a Mamandla Fellow holds profound significance for me. It means joining a community committed to empowering and supporting mothers during their early motherhood journey. It’s an opportunity to amplify my impact, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and contribute to positive change on a broader scale.

Motlalepule Sarah Banda

As a Mamandla Fellow, I find profound significance in engaging with a community of passionate women dedicated to uplifting and holding space for mothers. It offers me a platform to share my ideas on how best to serve women, amplifying my advocacy and fostering meaningful connections within the maternal support community.

Lutendo Lishi

Being a Mamandla fellow means committing myself into being the backbone for mothers who need support in dealing with challenges of motherhood. It means getting on the ground, collaboratively working with mothers, empowering them to improve their lives.

Khensani Shivambu-Mabasa

Being a Mamandla Fellow/Alumni means everything to me – it represents a community of strong women driving social change and advocating for mothers’ rights. As a Mamandla Fellow, I’m committed to continuing my work and amplifying marginalized voice.