Tšhegofatšo Ndabane

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South Africa
University Of Pretoria, University Of Cape Town
Culinary Tips And Techniques, Indigenous Foods And Nutrition, Food And Mental Health
  • Tšhegofatšo has interviewed notable South African food personalities like Tapiwa Guzha, owner of Tapi Tapi — a handmade African ice cream cafe, as well as 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 Refinery29, Greatist, Blood & Milk, and more. As her interest in food writing emerged, Tšhegofatšo started writing for digital food publications including Food52 and Life & Thyme before joining Static Media in 2022, where she has written features for Mashed and the Daily Meal. When she's not working, she can be found experimenting with a range of indigenous grains to bake desserts while guzzling copious amounts of tea.


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 currently completing her master's degree in clinical psychology.
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