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Aurum's Dr Lindiwe Tsobe honoured among 2021 Heroic Women

Aurum's Dr Lindiwe Tsobe honoured among 2021 Heroic Women

Being named as one of the 2021 Heroic Women is a honour Dr Lindiwe Tsobe is both proud of and encouraged by.

The 27-year-old Project Coordinator in Aurum’s Implementation Research Division, was recently named one of South Africa’s Heroic Women in the category of Academia and Education, by the Sunday World newspaper. 

“I am truly honoured to be nominated among such incredible women, some of whom I look up to myself. For me, as a young person, it is an affirmation that I am on the right track and that greater things await,” said Tsobe.

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The Heroic Women initiative honours women who have; “embarked selfless struggles to bring about change in their communities and South African society in general.”

This comes just months after Tsobe obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology from Rhodes University, becoming the first matriculant from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, to graduate with a PhD. She also lectured Social Research Methodology at Rhodes before joining The Aurum Institute. 

“I always wanted a career where I would make a difference. I wanted to work for an organisation that would give me an opportunity to continue learning while also making an impact. As someone who values a people-centred approach to research and improving the health of developing communities, Aurum was the best match for me,” said Tsobe.


With all her achievements and accolades, Tsobe says she is continuously seeking ways to grow, learn and serve. “At Aurum, I found like-minded people who are passionate about the work they do in improving the lives of others through health research. So far I have found it most fulfilling to be working with and learning from so many brilliant and passionate people.”