Sizwe Mpofu Walsh Biography
|Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh was born on 4th January 1989. He is a South African author, artist, and activist. Mpofu-Walsh was the Student leader of the University of Cape Town Students’ Representative Council in 2010. He holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford. In September 2017, Mpofu-Walsh distributed his introduction book, Democracy, and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics. Alongside the book, he released his presentation rap collection, likewise titled Democracy and Delusion.|
|Born||Sizwe Mpofu was born on 12 April 1989 (29 years old as of 2018)|
|Other names||Vice V|
|Parent(s)||His parents are Theresa Oakley Smith and renowned Advocate Dali Mpofu|
Sizwe Mpofu Early life and Education
Mpofu-Walsh was born in Johannesburg, the child of a black father Advocate Dali Mpofu and a white mother Theresa Oakley Smith. His folks were politically active in the early 90s in the struggle against Apartheid. He went to Sacred Heart College and St John’s College. He was a piece of the hip-bounce bunch Entity, alongside rapper AKA and Nhlanhla Makenna. He played for the Orlando Pirates Youth Academy between the ages of 13 and 16. Mpofu-Walsh put in a year living in the provincial Eastern Cape town of Qugqwala, before undergoing initiation into adulthood in Xhosa 2007.
Mpofu-Walsh went to the University of Cape Town, acquiring an Honors degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics in 2012. He was SRC President in 2010, where his SRC was the first to effectively challenge the college’s proposed expenses increment, decreasing it from 12% to 8%. At UCT, he helped to establish InkuluFreeHeid; an adolescent drove common society association. He earned a Weidenfeld Scholarship to seek after a graduate degree in International Relations at the University of Oxford, which he earned with distinction. He is as of now seeking a doctorate in International Relations at Oxford.
Sizwe Mpofu Writing, Activism, and Career
Mpofu-Walsh released a song in 2013 entitled ‘Mr. Prsident’. The song was to criticize the then South African President, Jacob Zuma for corruption. It was featured in the Wall Street Journal. That year, the Mail and Guardian named him as one of the 200 top youthful South Africans.
He has written on the subject matter of Free education for public institutions in South Africa. He published a chapter on means in which the government can actualize free education for public institutions in his book Fees Must Fall: Student Revolt, Decolonisation, and Governance, published by Wits University Press
Mpofu-Walsh has been a vocal supporter of free instruction in South Africa. He foresaw a future where education would be free in public institutions in his book Fees Must Fall Student Revolt, Decolonisation, and Governance, distributed by Wits University Press.
Mpofu-Walsh was additionally part of the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford crusade, which planned to feature affirmed institutional prejudice at Oxford and required a statue of Cecil Rhodes situated on the Oxford High Street to be migrated. Mpofu-Walsh was cited as saying:
There is something profoundly amiss with the way Oxford presents itself, with the way it has inclinations against individuals and we are raising that, and out of the blue we are constraining the college to face that issue and likely doing a better job than any age before us.”
The crusade was at last unsuccessful at Oxford and was opposed by college scholastics and anti-apartheid sympathizers activists including Nigel Biggar, Mary Beard, and Dennis Goldberg. It was upheld by prominent scholar Noam Chomsky.
Mpofu-Walsh won the City Press-Tafelberg Award for promising verifiable for his book Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics, distributed in September 2017.
Sizwe Mpofu Books
- Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics 2017
Sizwe Mpofu Social Profiles
Day 1 standing in for Eusebius today from 9-12 on @Radio702. You can go behind the scenes of the show with me via my IG stories and watch live on 702 FB page. Let’s make it a memorable two weeks! #MondayMotivation
— Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh 📚 (@SizweMpofuWalsh) October 15, 2018