PEER Fellows

Sandile Fanana

Sandile Fanana

I was born in the Eastern Cape, in a rural area called Ntibane Farms in Tsolo. I studied my primary, junior and senior in the rural area and moved to work in a supermarket after matric where I worked for 10 years. Following this I went to further my studies in college where I did business management for 18 months. I then went to work for a restaurant as an Assistant Manager for 2 years then I moved to work for sales companies to earn more income doing freelancing. I had to speak to myself about my purpose in life, what, how, and when I can be a person who works in community development projects, and now I work as a freelancer in community engagement purposes and I’m also a facilitator for participatory video, a storyteller and a poet. I also found out that I’m intersex because I’ve been struggling with body and gender issues. My dream is to do research about how African people deal with the gender issues in the community and to look at how people can be supportive towards each other in these issues, and now I live in Cape Town, in Vrygrond township, Muizenberg.