Tšhegofatšo Ndabane

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South Africa
University Of Pretoria, University Of Cape Town
Culinary Tips & Techniques, Indigenous Foods & Nutrition, Diet & Mental Health
  • Tšhegofatšo has interviewed notable South African food personalities, such as the owner of the handmade African ice cream cafe Tapi Tapi, Tapiwa Guzha, and Queen Finxa, creator of The Sorghum Agenda.
  • She is an avid baker who loves to host baking lessons for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
  • Her particular interest in indigenous ingredients is informed by her background in psychology and exploring the relationship between food and mental health.


Tšhegofatšo has been passionate about storytelling since writing an advice column for her high school digital magazine. As an undergraduate student, she joined the independent student newspaper as a copy editor and later went on to write about health and wellness for digital publications like HuffPost, Refinery29, Greatist, Blood & Milk, and many more. As her interest in food writing emerged, Tšhegofatšo started writing for digital food publications, including Food52 and Life & Thyme, before joining Alb Media in 2022. When she's not working, she can be found exploring the cultural arts and food landscapes while traveling, experimenting with a range of indigenous grains to bake desserts, and savoring warm beverages after her hikes.


Tšhegofatšo has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pretoria, majoring in psychology and criminology. She also has an honors degree in psychology from the University of Cape Town, where she is completing her master's degree in clinical psychology.
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