Matshidiso Lencoasa

  • Researcher , SECTION27
  • Sussex University, MSc in International Education and Development


Matshidiso Lencoasa is a budget policy analyst and researcher at SECTION27, where she advocates for fiscal policy and interventions that advance the Constitutional rights to basic education and access to health care for all in a climate change context. Her focus areas are gender-responsive budgeting and utilisation of budget policy to advance socio-economic rights. She currently serves as Chairperson of the Budget Justice Coalition, on the steering committee of Imali Yethu, and forms part of the Fiscal Openness Accelerator advisory group for the National Treasury. She graduated with a Master’s in International Education and Development (University of Sussex) and a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Witwatersrand). She was a Mandela-Washington 2023 Fellow based at Cornell University.