Poloko Sindiso Ngaba

Political and International StudiesRhodes University


Poloko Sindiso Ngaba (Sindi) is a PhD candidate at the Political and International Studies Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

A lawyer by profession, she studied B Juris and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Zululand, Empangeni, South Africa. Thereafter, she was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to further her studies. She graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) from Georgetown Law School (Washington DC, USA). She has been admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa.  

Her professional experience includes; serving as an executive Head of company secretariat of the Oil and Gas Company of South Africa; Manager legal services and contracts at National Ports Authority of South Africa (both Ports of Cape Town and Saldanha); Judicial officer Cape Town University of Technology; Researcher at Community Law Centre (University of Western Cape); Legal and general administrator at E.S Mchunu & Company Law firm (Empangeni). Sindi also served as a non executive director of the following boards: Civil Aviation Authority of South Africa; Artscape Opera House South Africa and Reatile Group (Pty) Limited.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship 2019

Rhodes University

Isithwalandwe (one who wears the plumes of the rare bird): The Leadership and Ideas of Ruth Segomotsi Mompati in the Struggle for National Liberation and Democratic South Africa