“Passionate about all things motherhood.”
These words not only embody the creed by which Palesa is motivated but are also the clarion call that drives her to action. As a wife, mother of two children and a daughter to a midwife, Palesa believes in the sanctity of the bond between mama & child. For this reason, Palesa who is currently an entrepreneur, founded Sondela Baby, a business which emphasizes baby-wearing as a means of strengthening maternal bonding between mama and baby.
Based in Johannesburg, where she was born and raised, Palesa holds a law degree from Wits University and a certificate in public relations from the University of Cape Town.
Her background incubated a personal philosophy of social justice which led her to seek communion in the fellowship of like-minded people that is Mamandla. Within the broad range of issues affecting motherhood and mothers’ rights, she has a particular interest in breastfeeding, the laws regulating maternity leave and early childhood development.