Dr. Nompilo Ndlovu
The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Nompilo Cindy Ndlovu has graduated from her PhD programme in Historical Studies. Dr. Ndlovu is an ALC Alumna from the ALC Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women programme. She submitted her thesis on the 11th of February, 2019 and graduated on the 12th of July, 2019. Her doctoral degree was obtained through the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. The thesis is entitled ‘The Gukurahundi “Genocide”: Memory and Justice in Independent Zimbabwe'. This oral history study focuses on various aspects or concepts associated with memory in post-conflict societies, including the nexus between memory and silence; gender and memory; sites or spatialities of memory; as well as the intergenerationality of memory. Further, justice initiatives (across various actors) of the Gukurahundi atrocities in post-colonial Zimbabwe are discussed in-depth.
Nompilo is currently fulfilling a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the A.W. Mellon funded History Access programme, and is also an adjunct lecturer in the aforementioned Department/University. Prior to this, she studied and worked as a practitioner within the disciplines of Gender and Development amongst various communities within South Africa, and through networks with fellow organisations on the African continent. Nompilo is an alumna of Women’s Funding Network Bridge Builder (2010/2011).
Everyone at the ALC wishes Dr. Ndlovu well in her future career!