Author            : Malebo Sephodi

Publication    : MISS BEHAVE


Malebo Sephodi is a South African writer and researcher. With over 6 years corporate and just over 20 years’ community development experience, Malebo has worked and spoken in various parts of Africa, Europe and the Americas. She has worked with many Schools, NGO’s and the private sector tackling numerous socio-economic projects.

She has been listed by Okay Africa as top 100 women in Africa 2018 and Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young People 2018. She is the recipient of the Fabulous Woman Brave Award 2018 and Gauteng Legislature Vita Basadi Award (Runner Up). She is a Wits City Institute Mellon Fellow and recipient of the Wits University Walter and Albertina Sisulu Prize. Her research interests include: Gender, Human Rights, Africa’s Economy and Human Development, and the Hegemony of Science.

Her debut non-fiction titled Miss Behave published by BlackBird Books (imprint of Jacana Media) was released in May 2017. Dubbed by many readers as “compulsory reading”, Miss Behave tracks Sephodi’s journey as a Black Woman in South Africa fighting for autonomy over her life. She addresses issues such as Patriarchy, Sexism, Intersectionality, Body positivity and Economic Quotas. Malebo is in the process of writing her second book which will be launched early 2019.

Malebo currently works for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and the Faculty of Humanities at Wits University.