Shandukani Mulaudzi has always been passionate about telling stories. She completed her journalism degree at Wits, being awarded student of the year, followed by further studies at Columbia University, where she finished in the top 15% of her class. “Everyone said it would be close to impossible, but I just decided to show up as the best version of myself,” Mulaudzi says.
The entrepreneur now manages the Studio Nxumalo Contemporary art gallery in Linden, Johannesburg, where in her work she advocates having more black artists in the world of art fairs and exhibitions. “Art is African — we are inherently a people who draw, speak, sing, dance and create to communicate our most intimate thoughts and feelings,” she says. Mulaudzi’s dedication to empowerment also extends to her role as communications officer at Mozilla, where she enjoys working on projects at the intersection of technology and social justice.
Tech rights are human rights because of how much tech is needed to navigate this world.