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Busisiwe Catherine Seabe is an Author, Gender and Social Justice Activist, Entrepreneur, National #FeesMustFall Student Leader and runner up of SABC 1’s One Day Leader Reality Show. She is currently completing a Master’s degree at Wits University in Critical Diversity Studies, another one in African Politics through UNISA and a PDM in Security through Wits Business School. She also works as a researcher at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.
Busisiwe is also a Political analyst and Commentator for various Television news programs and radio stations in South Africa and the SADC Region. Busisiwe is also the Founder of an Early Childhood Development Centre and Social Development NGO called Hadhi. She is a former Girls and Boys Education Movement (GBEM) member and has subsequently worked with UNICEF, Generation Earth, LeadSA, DBE and various other departments as an ambassador. She is an ambassador for the Always Keeping Girls in School Campaign by Proctor &Gamble and an ambassador for the Wildlife Foundation. Busisiwe was awarded the Cosmopolitan Change Agents award by Cosmopolitan Magazine in 20018. She has also worked for the Thabo Mbeki Foundations Youth Hub and is an Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) Alumni.
Busisiwe is also the former Deputy Chairperson of the South African Youth Parliament; and the official African Youth Representative for COP17. She is the former Secretary General of the Southern African Universities Debating Council. Busisiwe is intrigued by the role of media in the pursuit of justice and this inspires her to write for the Black Republic Publication under the Fourth International Organization. She is passionate about social justice and education and this has led her to form part of various organizational structures that work with disabled, poor and marginalized black people in the SADC region and most recently West Africa.
She is passionate about ensuring that the girl child has adequate opportunities and access to good quality decolonized education and sanitary protection that comes with puberty education. She is an avid reader and this inspires her to publish with UFAHAMU: A Journal of African Studies on various topics and has most recently concluded a serious of Masterclasses where she lectured on Education, Black Radical Feminism and an array of subjects that are central to the decolonial project with the African Leadership Academy and various higher education institutions in Canada, the UK and India. Her passions her led her to Policy and Legislation making in the Province of Gauteng where she intends to change socio-economic disparities in our society through adequate, pro-black legislation.