Nontsokolo Confidence Mhlotshana

  • University of the Witwatersrand, MA in Cultural Policy and Management Practice
 

Biography

Nontsokolo Confidence is currently pursuing her MA in Cultural Policy and Management Practice at the University of Witwatersrand. She holds a BA degree in Drama and Theatre Arts, as well as an Honours Degree in Drama Therapy. She is passionate about education and firmly believes that art, culture, and heritage should be easily accessible to children for their overall development. She advocates for infrastructural development of creative arts in public schools as a means to foster inclusive creative learning. In addition to her various roles, such as being a writer, performer, film producer, and festival director, she has actively engaged in community work since the age of 16. With her extensive 14-year experience in the creative and cultural industry, she has established the Botshabelo Street Culture Art Festival, which serves as a platform for young artists in the townships to showcase their talents and skills. Nontsokolo firmly believes that arts can empower individuals and should be an integral part of education, particularly in marginalized schools. As Art and Education possess the power to liberate.