SALGC is hosting a leadership discussion on gender-based violence with our esteemed guest speaker, Nomawele Njongo. Read more on her biography below. She will be hosted by the Chairman, Mr Bo’ Tlabakoe.
Biography – Nomawele Njongo
Nomawele Njongo, a South African writer and publisher born in the small rural town of Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape Province. She is a Gender and Scoliosis survivor. Her story begins in the precinct of our parliament where she became a victim of GBV as a 21-years-old woman, in the hands of the then political big wig. According to Maya Angelou, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women”. Her activism was birthed.
In advocating for GBV through written work, she wrote her true account, which a story of many girls and women in society who are subjected to abuse by those who are in power. Her book is called Abortion by the Womb of Democracy first edition was published in 2019 and was published by her publishing enterprise called KwaziThina. She also wrote a second edition which will be released late this month. It is joined by a growing list of titles from different authors, which are: Wars Within by Thina Njongo, Memoirs of a Teen by Kwazi Njongo and Amahla Ndenyuka Obom by Zizipho Happiness Zide, (all published in 2020 and will be released before the end of October) .
She is a mother to two sons, aged 15 and 13 years and as a mother she successful managed to motivate and influence her sons in reading and writing. Hence, they are also now authors.