Asanda Ngoasheng is an award winning speaker, political analyst, academic, and diversity trainer.
Speaker: I speak on various topics which focus on identity including race, class and gender. I have spoken and facilitated panels, dialogues and conferences across the world.
Academic: I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Rights and Justice at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. I am also a curriculum developer and have written academic journal articles on curriculum development at Universities of Technology (UoTs) and universities. I have also written a chapter in a book used in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education at Rhodes University. I developed an apartheid spatial planning curriculum intervention, which included a two-day tour of different communities in Cape Town for the architecture department at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). I also lecture in a ‘Co-creating Across Difference’ course under the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), which includes Stellenbosch, UCT, CPUT and UWC academics and students in their courses.
Political Analyst: I was one of the official political analysts for the 2019 Local Government elections on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). I have also done live political analysis on the State of the Nation for enca and News24.
Diversity, Transformation and Inclusion Expert: I am well versed in various coaching and facilitation methodologies including Time to Think, Design Thinking and World Cafe methodologies, which I use to facilitate transformative workshops and difficult conversations on race, gender and class at universities, schools and companies.
Career Highlights: Eskom Book Bursary (2003), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (2004), Clive Menell Media Fellowship, Duke University, North Carolina, USA (2007), PRISA PRISM Bronze Awards (2011), Rising Star Finalist in Entrepreneurship Category (2014), British Council Researcher Links UK-SA workshop participant (2017), Austrian Leadership Programme (ALPS) (2018), and the CPUT Riftal Research Grant (2018).