Sanele Ntshingana

Sanele Ntshingana is a PhD candidate at the Historical Studies department under the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative. His study investigates how the Xhosa African intellectuals of the 19th and early 20th century conceptualized the pre-colonial Xhosa-Khoi governance system as they were grafting through the turbulent times of colonial subjugation and missionary enlightenment project. Furthermore, his study looks at how these intellectuals imagined how governance could look like in a just and inclusive society. Sanele is also a founding member and activist in a story-telling and reading development initiative, Makhanda Black Kollective that is based in Makhanda, where he was born and raised. Makhanda Black Kollective is a Black Conscious and Pan-Africanist organization that grapples with the post- 1994 struggles that face young people in South Africa through conceptualizing and implementing educational programs that are aimed at creating new vistas of critical thought restore collective memory and healing of the soul. Sanele holds a Master of Arts in African Languages from Rhodes University. He is a 2019 Mandela-Washington Fellow and completed his Leadership in Civic Engagement Course at the University of Georgia- Fanning Institute for Leadership, USA.


Ntshingana, Sanele. William Wellington Gqoba’s Isizwe Esinembali Xhosa Histories And Poetry (1873 – 1888) . May 03, 2018. (accessed April 04, 2020).

Ntshingana, Sanele. "Thinking through my Language to Recover Indigenous Epistemologies and Contest Dominant Truths ." 3rd South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) Science and Society Symposium . Port Elizabeth : Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2017. 2.