She is the first to admit that it can be difficult to work with people who have disabilities, especially those with intellectual disabilities but she brings with her empathy, pragmatism and knowledge on how to give her patients and their caregivers the tools they require to make both their lives a little easier and helping them to have a better quality of life.
One of the funniest things to ever happened to Nosakhiwo was, while caring for an unwell patient at their home, the patient thought she was the president of the UDM and kept asking her some really funny things.
She considers Shannon Morgan, Programme Co-ordinator of RAP, to be her role model because she is a ‘cool boss’. She also feels that Shannon is unfailingly patient and kind and leads by example.
Nosakhiwo has incredible insight into her community and with the knowledge that she has gained through training, she is able to work with her clients, as well as her family, to create positive change. She is very passionate about her role in the community and will always go the extra mile. It is very important to Nosakhiwo to educate those she comes into contact with to treat people with disabilities with respect and care.
In her own time some of her favourite things to do is spend time with her children, harvesting her vegetable garden, and ensuring her washing is up to date.