Nonkosi Tyolwana





Director: Transformation, Social Cohesion & Diversity

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Symphony Road

Bellville 7535

021 -959 6931

072 606 4348



Name of Institution : University of Free State: Bloemfontein
Qualification : Master of Arts (M.A), 2003
Area of Qualification : Governance and Transformation


Name of Institution : Stellenbosch University: Stellenbosch.
Qualification : Master of Arts (M.A.),1994
Area of Qualification : African Linguistics


Name of Institution : Rhodes University:  Grahamstown
Qualification : Bachelor of Education (B. Ed),1996


Name of Institution : University of the Western Cape: Bellville
Qualification : Bachelor of Arts Honors (B.A. Hons),1989


Name of Institution : University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University)
Qualification : Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),1986


Name of Institution : Mt Arthur Girls’ school, Lady Frere
Standard achieved : Matric
Year : 1981


Name of Organization : Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
Director : Transformation, Social Cohesion & Social Cohesion
Period : 01 March 2018 to date


Name of Organization : Department in the Presidency Responsible for Women
Occupation : Director: Mainstreaming & Advocacy,
Period of Employment : 01 June 2011- 28 February 2018


Name of Organization : Department of Co-operative Governance& Traditional Affairs (COGTA)
Occupation : Director: Gender & Disability
Period of Employment : 1 October 2007 – 31 May 2011


Name of Organization : Office of the Premier: Eastern Cape
Occupation : Manager: Transversal &Language Services
Period of Employment : April 2004 – September 2007


Name of Organization : Office of the Premier: Eastern Cape
Occupation : Manager: Transversal &Language Services
Period of Employment : April 2004 – September 2007


Name of Organization : Parliament of South Africa: Cape Town
Occupation : Unit Manager: Hansard &Language Services
Period of Employment : June 1999 – April 2004


Name of Organization : Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature
Occupation : Assistant Head: Hansard & Language Services
Period of Employment : May 1997 – May 1999


Name of Organization : Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts& Culture
Occupation : Assistant Director
Period of Employment : September 1996- May 1998


Name of Organization : Rhodes University: Grahamstown
Occupation : Lecturer
Period of Employment : Jan.1990- September 1996


Name of Organization : Mtirara Senior Secondary (Lady Frere)
Occupation : Teacher
Period of Employment : J Jan.1986- December 1988



  • Gender and Sustainable Development Goals Training – UNWomen, Pretoria
  • Women Empowerment & Gender Equality, UnWomen, Pretoria
  • Gender and Climate Change Training, UNDP, Kenya
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the Public Service: Palama, Pretoria
  • Mainstreaming Equity in local government, Halogen, Cape Town
  • Project Management Program, Regenessy Univ.Pretoria
  • Safe and inclusive spaces Training, UNFPA, Pretoria

(c)  Certificate in Copy Editing: J. Linnegar Publishing, Cape Town

  • Leadership & Management Practice: Rhodes University: Grahamstown
  • Women Research & Documentation, Univ. of Connecticut, USA




Authored the following books:

  • Uvimba – Vivlia Publishers
  • Iziqhamo zokufunda – Vivlia Publishers
  • Masinkcenkceshele – Macmillan Publishers
  • Illtha – Maskew Miller
  • Adult basic Education material- Maskew Miller


Co-authored the following:

  • Interpreting in the Community: Maskew Miller
  • Voices of Our Own: Women In Writing Publishing
  •  Anthology of women stories: Women In Writing Publishers



Read and participated in the following activities:

  • “Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS): a tool for rural women empowerment: An exploratory perspective: Paper read at the Rural Women Symposium: Port St Johns, Eastern Cape
  • “Gender mainstreaming as a tool for governance and political transformation: Bloemfontein: Free State
  • Lullabies: An African wisdom- South African Folklore Society Regional Conference: Fort Hare University: East London
  • Gender Based Violence: A missing dimension in Millennium Development Goals: Pretoria
  • Participated in Commission on the Status of Women 57 &58,59, New York (NY)
  • Congress of Parties: COP17 (SA),
  • Eighth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8) (Addis Ababa), IBSA (India) SADC Protocol (Harare)
  • Feasibility study on women empowerment and Gender Equality organized by JICA, Osaka, Japan
  • IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) Women’s Conference, New Delhi, India
  • International Women’s Conference, Bangalore, India
  • African First Ladies Peace Summit, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Training on Gender and Climate Change, UNDP, Kenya
  • SADC Women Minister’s Seminar on Gender Protocol, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Women in Peace and Security: Resolution- 1325, Equatorial Guinea