Masana Ndinga-Kanga

Programmes Director

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Masana Ndinga is an economist and civil society actor with over 12 years’ experience, working on violence prevention, social cohesion, economic justice, feminist praxis and social movements. She is lead author on UNDP report (and journal article) “Forging a Resilient Social Contract in South Africa: States and Societies Sustaining Peace in the Post-Apartheid Era” and book chapter, “The Necessity of Rage in Feminist Parenting.” 

She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equality at the London School of Economics, where she produced the documentary and research series “Triple Jeopardy: Race, Class and Gender among the Black Middle Class in South Africa.” She has been recognized by aPolitical as one of the Top 100 Women in Gender Policy for her work on Feminist Movements and Leadership. In 2018, she was identified as one of the London School of Economics’ Leading Women in their #LSEWomen campaign. Published in several journals, newspapers and online fora, Masana has a multi-disciplinary background with an MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.Com. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town. 

Masana was the first Machel-Mandela Fellow at The Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg and is an alumnus of the South African Washington International Program and the David & Elaine Potter Fellowship. Masana is a Chevening Scholar from 2012–13 and an Anglo-American Open Scholarship recipient. She is fiercely passionate about feminist parenting, queer and economic justice in Africa through the transformation of the international political economy for greater accountability by governments and corporates.

Masana will be working in support of the Co-Executive Director and will be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of Sonke’s programmes in accordance with Sonke’s strategic plan. She will participate in strategic planning, resource mobilisation and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving.

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