Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh (born 4 January 1989) is a South African author, musician and activist. His father is Dali Mpofu a prominent advocate, former SABC CEO and Chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters political party.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Age
Mpofu-Walsh was born on 4 January 1989 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is 34 years at school old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on January 4th every year.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Education
He attended Sacred Heart College and St John’s College. He was part of the hip-hop group Entity, along with rapper AKA and Nhlanhla Makenna.
He played for the Orlando Pirates Youth Academy between the ages of 13 and 16. Mpofu-Walsh spent a year living in the rural Eastern Cape village of Qugqwala, before undergoing ritual Xhosa initiation in 2007.
Mpofu-Walsh attended the University of Cape Town, earning an Honours degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics in 2012. He was SRC President in 2010, where his SRC was the first to successfully challenge the university’s proposed fees increase, reducing it from 12% to 8%. At UCT, he co-founded InkuluFreeHeid, a youth-led civil society organisation.
He earned a Weidenfeld Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Oxford, which he earned with distinction. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in International Relations at Oxford.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Wife
Mpofu-Walsh is married to Sumaya Hendricks. Sumaya is an Analyst at NMF and a PhD candidate at the University of Witwatersrand.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Career
Mpofu-Walsh released a song called ‘Mr President’, criticising South African President Jacob Zuma for corruption in 2013. The song was featured in the Wall Street Journal. That year, the Mail and Guardian named him as one of the 200 top young South Africans. He has written on the subjects of racism and corruption for South African newspaper City Press.
In 2014, his article called “SA’s Three-Way Split” predicted that South African politics would split into three poles. Mpofu-Walsh has been a vocal supporter of free education in South Africa. He published a chapter on a possible free education model in the book Fees Must Fall: Student Revolt, Decolonisation and Governance, published by Wits University Press.
Mpofu-Walsh was also part of the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford campaign, which aimed to highlight alleged institutional racism at Oxford and called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes located on the Oxford High Street to be relocated.
The campaign was ultimately unsuccessful at Oxford and was opposed by university academics and anti-apartheid activists including Nigel Biggar, Mary Beard and Denis Goldberg. It was supported by prominent academic Noam Chomsky.
Mpofu-Walsh won the City Press-Tafelberg Award for promising non-fiction for his book Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics, published in September, 2017.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Songs
- Imbi Lendawo
- Born to Fight
- Thina Sizwe
- Sifuna Umhlaba
- Mr President
- Racism Never Died
- Opening Remarks
- We Shall Rise
- We Don’t Care
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Net Worth
Mpofu-Walsh has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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