We Need Innovative Support Strategies to Sustain the Future of our Country: An Interview with Dr Thobeka Makhathini

 25 October 2023

In our ongoing Venture Builder (VB) series highlighting black women in the world of tech, we are honoured to feature Dr Thobeka Makhathini, a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT). Dr. Makhathini’s journey through the often uncharted territory of STEM has been marked by brilliance, resilience and a passion for innovation. In this interview, she spoke to us about how she got involved in engineering, some of the challenges she encountered as an black woman academic and industry practitioner, and her growing contributions to the field of engineering. We left the conversation confident and excited about the trail which she is blazing for future generations of black women in her field. Read more

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