Motshidisi Matela

  • University of Cape Town, MSc Clinical Science and Immunology


Motshidisi Matela is passionate about the discovery of better therapeutics and diagnostics for infectious diseases, which are a significant burden in Africa. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical science and Immunology; her main focus of research is Tuberculosis which is the second highest infectious killer after COVID-19. Outside of academics, she is passionate about assisting students with their own courses. She volunteers as tutor, and a mentor to assist first-time university students with adapting and navigating university life. Motshidisi hopes to achieve her dream of being an excellent clinical researcher while also being an entrepreneur.