It is with great pleasure that we announce that Noxolo Ntaka, an OWLAG alumnae has been named one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 young South Africans among other trailblazing South Africans.
Noxolo Ntaka has not only landed a managerial position straight after her graduate studies at the tender and exciting age of 25, but she has also served as the as co-chair of the 2018 Oxford Africa conference while completing her studies at the acclaimed institution. Prior to joining the Democracy Works Foundation, she worked at the South African Institute of International Affairs while completing a second master’s degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research focused on chairing Model United Nations (MUN) debates and providing training to high school learners in MUN debating style.
“Coming from a disadvantaged background, I have witnessed the power of debating and how it has transformed me into becoming a critical and engaged leader,” she says.
As project manager at the Democracy Works Foundation, she is tasked with the important responsibility of implementing and managing the democracy works academy, an annual initiative launched by the foundation in partnership with the in-transformation initiative.
The Academy offers a seven-month civic education and dialogue programme centered around increasing youth participation in South Africa’s democracy and it is geared towards youth across the country, between the ages of 19 and 25. It consists of three five-day residential seminars throughout the year and an online learning curriculum.
Read more about Noxolo on the Mail and Guardian website