Thokozani Ndaba is a South African theater practitioner, activist and performer, whose work comprises of activism, education, and research. She is a former Ford Foundation Fellowship recipient who completed her Masters Degree at NYU’s Steinhardt Educational Theatre. Ndaba holds a BA in Applied Drama and Theater from the University of Witwatersrand. She specializes in facilitation and teaching.

Thokozani does excellent work on social justice issues using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and a range of other applied theatre methodologies. She uses theater as a facilitation tool in communities and as an educational tool within the classroom.
Ndaba currently works with the University of South Africa (UNISA) Psychology & Research Department where she uses theatre of the Oppressed to create safe spaces and enable dialogue with different marginalized communities with the hope of bringing about behavior/social change, healing and personal growth.

She is the founder and director of Ntethelelo Foundation and Kuumba Applied Theatre Initiative in Johannesburg, where she works with disadvantage youth with the main focus on self…self-love and self respect. Ndaba works with different institutions and organizations in the Southern African Region, nationally and internationally where she tackles human rights violations. She also uses theatre to explore homophobia, violence & GB violence, hate crimes against the LGBTI community in Africa. She raises awareness through theatre on LGBTI issues by training service providers such police officers, health workers and educators.

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