Nomthandazo Mankazana-Mokoa started her career working as an intern in 2011 and promoted to various portfolios within the organisation including being the Gender and Governance officer, Executive assistant, Alliance and Partnerships South Africa officer as well as the Gender Justice officer. Nomthandazo has been a part of the research teams that compiled the 2013 and 2015 South Africa Gender Protocol Barometer, is the contributing country author of the 2013, 2014, 2015 SADC Regional Gender Protocol Barometers.

During her time away Nomthi completed her Bachelor of Social Science degree from Monash University in South Africa, where she majored in Criminology and International Studies.  volunteered at the Kwa-Thema Trauma Centre located at the Kwa-Thema Police Station; consulted with South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and worked as the EU project coordinator at the National Shelter Movement of South Africa based at Nissa Institute for Women’s Development office.

She has contributed and gathered data for research conducted by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the National Shelter Movement, Housing women who have experienced abuse: Policy, Funding and Practice: Profiling shelters in KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape.

Nomthi returns to GL as the grants coordinator on the Women’s Voice and Leadership Project.