Kagiso’s Chevening Award brought her to the UK in 2011 to study for an MA in Media and Communications at Cardiff University. Before her Chevening year, she worked as journalist for the Sunday Standard in Botswana, while still a university student, and also completed a work fellowship at the Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany.
After completing her Master’s degree, she worked as lead researcher in Botswana for the African Integrity Indicators Report – a partnership between the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Global Integrity to measure the transparency and accountability of governments in Africa. She then went on to work as a lecturer at a local university.
Her journey into social entrepreneurship began before her Chevening Scholarship but, her post-scholarship years have driven Kagiso to go one step further. She founded and is the Chairperson of the Nayang Association, an organisation that caters for the needs of under-privileged people in remote areas of Botswana. Kagiso and her associates have grown the association rapidly and her 5 year dream is to see the Nayang Association brand in different parts of Africa. To achieve this dream, she is donating 5% of the profits of her first published fiction book (a realisation of another dream) to Nayang.
Her book is Tales of Survival: Stories from the heart of Botswana which has recently hit the ‘shelves’ of online book retailers around the world.