Mandisa Ntsinde is excited by the idea of making a difference in people’s lives, and uses her position in the music industry to do so. “What I enjoy about the kind of work that I do is being able to discover and give a voice to up-and-coming artists,” she says. As a content producer for Zkhiphani, Ntsinde writes music reviews and artist profiles; she also covers events. Besides providing a platform for young local artists, she hopes that she can play a role in documenting South African youth culture through her work. “People will look back at this era in time and recognise the richness of the culture,” she says. At just 28, Ntsinde was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Since overcoming the disease, she has shared her story with various audiences, aiming to reduce stigma and promote awareness.
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