Sewela Seshoene

2016 Fellow from South Africa

Mogau Seshoene has three years' experience working to promote South African culture and heritage through education about traditional local South African cuisine. Through her company, The Lazy Makoti, she currently employs rural and township women to host cooking classes in local food and to sell handcrafted, locally produced kitchen accessories. She also hosts a TV cooking show that showcases African recipes on a national TV station. Mogau holds a diploma in Culinary Arts. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Mogau plans to continue her work to empower women in rural communities to earn an income through the use of local cuisine.

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