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Tuesday, 17 August 2021

#CPUTWomen2021- Nonele Ganyile

STUDENT LEADER: Nonele Ganyile STUDENT LEADER: Nonele Ganyile

Central SRC secretary-general, Nonele Ganyile became involved in student politics to be a servant of students, a voice for the marginalised and a beacon of hope for suffering students.

The Master of Construction student was introduced to politics when she was a first-year student at Walter Sisulu University’s Ibika campus and joined the Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (PASMA).

“I have continuously dedicated my life to the struggle of the poor as guided by Pan Africanism and its pillars.”

She is inspired by a number of women.

“I look up to my mum, a God-fearing woman, a prayer warrior who survived heavy storms and always rises like a Phoenix. She has taught me and my siblings the importance of education, to believe in ourselves and unconditional love,” she says.

“Secondly, I draw inspiration from women like Clara Zetkin who teaches us the importance of women in the struggle of liberation and who dedicated her life advancing the struggle for women liberation and equal opportunities for women.”

She completed her National Diploma: Building at WSU before enrolling for BTech: Quantity Surveying and BTech: Construction Management at CPUT

Asked what Women’s Day means to her, Nonele replied: “It means another day to continue fighting for women's liberation and humankind as we draw strength from our fallen martyrs, the likes of Mam' Nomvo Booi, Boniswa Ngcukana, Veronica Sobukwe, Neo Esther Chepape, Mmanthatisi, etc.”

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za