Shakira Qwabe

Shakira Qwabe has a post-graduate diploma in land and agrarian studies from PLAAS and is currently completing her Masters in Southern Urbanism at the African Centre for Cities at UCT. As an activist Shakira has worked in areas of land and housing jus

Henriette Abrahams

Henriette Abrahams’ social justice activism stretches over a three-and-a-half-decade period which started in her youth as a high school student in her hometown Bonteheuwel.  She served in various leadership roles in student, youth, and wome

Philani Gebu

Philani Gebu is a social justice activist who occupies the role of Office Administrator and Programmes Support at Tshisimani. He started his activism in student and youth organisations in the Eastern Cape and later on joined civil society in Cape Tow

Mohammed Jameel Abdulla

Mohammed Jameel Abdulla is the Social Media Specialist and Content Creator at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. He received his Bachelor of Social Science in Philosophy and Economics before, going on to study African Studies, both at the Univ

Siviwe Mdoda

Siviwe Mdoda is the Land Justice Educator at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. He served TCOE for 11 years working directly with landless rural poor in the building of popular formations around land struggles. He also served as a National Org

Seth Deacon

Seth Deacon is the Visual Materials Developer & Curator at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. He obtained his Masters in Fine Art in 2009 where his theoretical focus was on the gaze as an agent of power in an intersectional context, especi

Wadi Dyani

Wadi Dyani grew up in the Eastern Cape in Mdantsane, East London. She currently lives in Masiphumelele, Cape Town. Wadi started her activism in high school, campaigning for community clinics to adopt a more adolescent-friendly stance under the Nation

Zulfah Ebrahim Boltman

Zulfah was born and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape. She holds a B.Tech in Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and a Diploma in Accounting. She has been a Development Practitioner for over 25 years and a specialist in financial

Alexandra Sutherland

Alex’s role at Tshisimani involves developing arts-based pedagogies for political education with grass roots movements and organisations as well as supporting these movements to incorporate the arts in campaigns, education and activism. She was an

Zelda Holtzman

Zelda Holtzman was a student and youth activist since the late ‘70s participating in worker solidarity campaigns and student and youth organisations. As a young woman in the early ‘80s, she served on the Steering Committee formed to herald the fi