Khwezi Matangana is a recent Honours graduate in Political and Conflict Studies at Nelson Mandela University. Having been active in student politics at NMU; he formed part of the executive leadership of the United Nations Association of South Africa NMU chapter where he served as its Vice Chairperson for the year 2020. Khwezi’s passion for tackling social issues has seen him venture into activism with a particular focus on animal rights, environmental protection, and the advocacy for plant-based living. His research interests lie in the Political Economy of the Global South, with specific focus on the SADC region.