Qhawe is a Masters in Psychology graduate from the University of the Western Cape. Amongst other things, he was the co-founder and president of the Psychology Student Forum. He is a Clinical Psychologist at the Emthonjeni Student Wellness Centre at Nelson Mandela University. He is part of a team that offers Mental Health Resources to students at the university. The department collaborates with various other departments to promote and ensure a healthy and supportive transition for students into University life.