Hlonipha Mokoena received her Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town in 2005. She is currently an associate professor and researcher at WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She recently published a book, titled Magema Fuze: The Making of a Kholwa Intellectual, which is about Magema Magwaza Fuze, the first Zulu-speaker to publish a book in the language.