Yolisa Qunta is a mentor at SAYes in the Group Care Program, designed to prepare young people currently living in, or recently exited from, Child and Youth Care Centres (Children’s Homes) for independent living. She is an administrator at SAPOC at the Table, a non-profit that fosters opportunities for skills exchange, networking, and collaboration for people of color in the food and beverage industry, and related creative industries. A published author and freelance writer, Yolisa uses her words to advocate for more inclusion, representation, and equality across the board.
Yolisa spent her formative years in Zimbabwe and Botswana as a child to political exiles and returned to South Africa with her family in 1993. Her first book was chosen for Exclusive Books Homebru in 2016. Her subsequent non fiction writing has been published in Australia, Britain, America and South Africa. In 2018 Yolisa was shortlisted for the Iceland Writers Retreat.