Sanelisiwe Ngcobo is from Pietermaritzburg in Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is currently a science journalist intern for the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), hosted by uMgungundlovu Community Radio station.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in Media& Writing and Gender studies from the University of Cape Town.
Her very first engagement with science was in movies, seeing science competitions with volcanoes and all sorts of fascinating things. At that point it became something she wanted to see and explore every day, up to a point where she wanted to be a scientist but life happened and she fell in love with writing.
She has worked in the science, technology and innovation sector where she regained her love for science. SAASTA has given her the opportunity to merge science and journalism through the Youth Science and Technology Journalism Internship Programme.