Nthabiseng Molefe matriculated from Lenasia Public School and completed a B.Social Sciences degree, majoring in Psychology, at the University of Johannesburg. During her undergraduate studies, she was selected as a member of the university’s prestigious Golden Key International Honour Society. Nthabiseng holds a postgraduate (Honours) degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa and holds certificates for the following programmes:
- Managing Change in Project Environments
- Data Analysis using Statistical Package for Social Sciences
Nthabiseng began her research career as an intern at Health and Development Africa which exposed her to various research projects across the SADC region focusing on Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Health and Education. She then joined Development and Research Africa and led a team of fieldworkers in the collection and management of data for the Second National Communication Survey in 2009. A year later, she worked as an Independent Research Consultant for Health and Development Africa on the Market Assessment Microbicide Study. The project entailed in-depth interviews and focus group discussions which sought to uncover men and women’s’ perceptions on microbicides, in order to identify the underlying factors which dissuade women from utilising microbicides as a prevention mechanism for HIV.
In 2011, Nthabiseng joined World Vision and gained extensive experience in the Advocacy Team where she was responsible for technical support, research, the documentation of best practice, publications and networking. Nthabiseng also supported World Vision executives in her capacity as Executive Assistant, where she contributed to the effectiveness of the Southern African programmes and projects.