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Nosipho Mngomezulu

PhD in Anthropology; Student Volunteer Programme Coordinator, Rhodes University

Nosipho Mngomezulu is the Student Volunteer Programme Coordinator at the Community Engagement Unit. Her work entails training volunteers and coordinating the student volunteer programmes. Nosipho has obtained a BA (law and anthropology) and BAHons (anthropology) at Rhodes University. She has a Phd in Anthropology specialising in youth identity studies. Her work has centred on contemporary Black youth identity in South Africa as well as narratives of youth and nationhood in Mauritius. Nosipho has worked in student media and activism since 2006, undertaken research for the Truth and Justice Commission in Mauritius (2010) and was a recipient of the Mandela Rhodes scholarship in 2011. She has been the Community of Mandela Rhodes Eastern Cape representative since 2012 and facilitated dialogues pertinent to education in the Eastern Cape. Her interest in student community engagement lies in creating spaces for students to learn, make meaningful contributions to their community and explore alternative solutions to interconnected challenges we face.


  • –present
    Dr of Anthropology, Rhodes University