Public Speaking Facilitator
Siphokazi Jonas holds a Masters degree in English Literature as well as an undergraduate degree in Drama and English from UCT. Siphokazi is a storyteller and ordinary lives fuel her work in poetry and in the theatre.
Her work engages questions of faith, identity, gender-based violence, cultural and linguistic alienation, black women in rural spaces, and the politics of the everyday. She was recently nominated for the 2016 Broadwayworld.com South African Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the theatre production, Around the Fire. She has ten years of experience in tutoring and facilitating in schools, universities, and adults.
She has been a Drama and English tutor at UCT and UWC, and facilitator in a ‘Becoming a Professional’ course at UCT Medical School. She currently runs poetry workshops and is a guest teacher at an elementary school in Gainesville, Florida, where she teaches spoken word and performance.