Nqabakazi Mathe

Director, Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA)

Nqabakazi is a social activist who leads the work of activists fighting against abuse and victimization of women, especially sex workers and victims of gender-based violence. She has 16 years of program management experience empowering and transforming communities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, land reform, orphaned and vulnerable children, human rights, and economic development.  She also has experience in working with international and local funders focused on social justice and sustainable development.

Nqabakazi is passionate about the healing of marginalized groups and realization of their potential to lead transformation.  She holds an Honours degree in Social Science and is enrolled with University of Kwazulu Natal for a master’s in public administration.

Rise Up Cohort: South Africa 2020