Kopano Matlwa Mabaso
Occupation: Author/Medical Doctor
Occupational Position: Ona Mtoto Wako, Health Systems Global, Transitions Foundation
Kopano co-founded Transitions Foundation in 2011, an organisation that attempts to improve the performance of young South Africans across the spectra of educational needs. Through tutoring and mentoring programs, summer and winter camps and master classes with some of South Africa’s most impressive young talent, Transitions Foundation provides young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds with the skills to transition from hardship to personal fulfilment and happiness.
Kopano Matlwa Mabaso is a South African medical doctor and novelist. She is the author of Coconut (Jacana Media, 2007) and Spilt Milk (Jacana Media, 2009) and the winner of the European Union Literary Award (2007) and joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa (2010).
MBChB degree awarded with distinction University of Cape Town; MSc in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, UCT, 2009
2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow