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Phumeza Tshinto is currently doing an internship in the DST Youth Science and Technology Journalism programme at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). She is focusing on the Small Scale Hydropower Technology that is going to be installed at Mhlontlo Local Municipality in the O.R Tambo District Municipality.

Phumeza did her primary education at Madumelwano Junior Secondary School. After she passed grade 9, she completed high school at Thomas Ntaba Senior Secondary School and matriculated in 2004.

Between 2005 and 2009 she worked at Singisi Forestry Company (Civiculture) due to the financial situation at her home and helping her siblings to further their education.

In 2010, she enrolled at the University of Fort Hare to study a Bachelor of Applied Communication Management.  In 2013, she enrolled for Honours in Social Sciences Communication in the same institution.

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