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UKHONA NTSALI MLANDU: FOUNDER AND IDEAS ENGINEER 

Mlandu lives between Goshen Village in the Eastern Cape, Cape Town and the world.

Her work over the past 18 years has included being the resident curator of  the makwande.republic experience and Cornerstone Institute Festival of Learning 2016 She was the curator for City Walks Saturdays for Cape Town Partnership towards the activation of public space in the Cape Town CBD. She is the concept developer and the curator of a public art live installation #100AfricanReads. Mlandu was conference chair at the inaugural conference hosted by the Centre for African Cities, University of Cape Town on Public Art and the Power of Place. She curated a 40th commemoration of June 16 at the Castle of Goodhope , Cape Town. She was part of a research team that developed a Cultural Planning Toolkit Framework with Delve and Associates for the City of Cape Town.

Mlandu has worked in management for organisation such as the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town and the Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA).

She has completed a 3 year fellowship with the Devos Institute of Arts Management formerly at the Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, currently at the University of Maryland, USA.  She was also awarded the International Society for Performing Arts Emerging Leader Fellowship in 2012. Mlandu was also part of the 2012 Cohort of Cultural Leadership Trainees for the African Arts Institute from 12 Southern African Countries funded by the European Union.

Mlandu has been a speaker, facilitator, panelist and MC for various organisations and events across the world.

She was one of 14 artists in residence for Open Lab 18 a programme of The Program for Innovation in Artform Development  (PIAD)at the University the Free State in collaboration with Modern Arts Projects South Africa.

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Photograph by Kasiinstawalks and Iskeem Semicimbi

makwande.republic offerings include:

|Retreat at Goshen Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa

|Residency at Goshen Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa

|Curator

|Content and Product Development

|Facilitator/Speaker/MC

|Consultancy

|Writing

|Performance Art

|Activism

Email: makwande.republic@gmail.com| Mobile +27 84 462 2237|Instagram: @makwande_republic| Facebook: makwande.republic|Skype:ukhonamlandu|P.O.Box 69 Cathcart 5310  -Eastern Cape – South Africa