Sihlali - Sociologist - Johannesburg, South Africa

Nokwanda Sihlali

Johannesburg, South Africa

Summary

My passion is people, which are reflected in the courses I have completed at varsity. Industrial and economic Sociology has been the major I have taken to postgrad level and it is more than the study of societies; it is in my opinion the study of how to change societies. As a social scientist I come with optimism that societies can be bettered through the economy and business, only if economic insatiability and disregard for environmental and human rights can be erased. Emanating from two universities renowned for their high standards, Wits and Rhodes has refined me into a studious, self-motivated, determined and often exhausted zombie. However, because of this pressure I have learnt how to prioritise my time and work smart rather than hard. I have two years research experience, which requires and reinforces dedication, good work ethic and from the analytical tools supplied to me during my tertiary education, I have gained the skill of critical thinking.

Services

Sociologist

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Summary:

I have two years research experience, which requires and reinforces dedication, good work ethic and from the analytical tools supplied to me during my tertiary education, I have gained the skill of critical thinking. I am tenacious and do not give. I am ambitious, professional and very creative and great investment of human capital.

Work History

Work History

Work Reference: Mr. Johnathan Moyo
Company: L. N Ncube attorneys

Junior research assistant

Geniusworks

I research content on relevant topics for the company.

Projects

Literature Review Honours research

Abstract

The Black female body has been the most socially devalued body throughout most of time; as it is both black and female. Through the use of hair weaving black females try to escape the clutches of racism and sexism, situating their hair within genderised and racialised paradigms. In this paper I have examined the phenomena of the weave stylisations which black females appropriate as a means to let others know that they are also, beautiful. Through, interviews conducted with twelve self-identified “weave queens”; the investigation looked at globalisation as a transporter of beauty ideals. Initial discussions about weaves and weave habits, led to broader topics surrounding the devaluation of African hair.

Qualifications & Certifications

Industrial psychology and Industrial Sociology

The University of the Witwatersrand and Rhodes University

Wits University

Rhodes University Community Engagement programme

Springs Girls' High School

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