Nosandise Mvinjana 

Age 44 

Nosandise is married with 3 Children. Since 2002 her children, husband, sister-in-law and niece all do beadwork for Monkeybiz. Nosandise together with Nosakhamzi learnt her skill from Makatiso Ngaka. 

Nosandise and her daughtersDo you remember your ancestors doing beadwork? No but I know that beadwork was used by the Witch doctors (Amaqirha). 

What has Monkeybiz meant to you? Being part of Monkeybiz feels good, because before I was suffering and today I have many things.

Do you bead full time or part time? We bead full time as a family 

Have you been to the workshops? Yes we have and have am very excited because I have experience for doing something that is different from what I was doing before 

Do you feel like artists? Yes I feel empowered and am happy that I know I can do any design, I am able to take responsibility of my family. I also learn to give back to other people. When they want to be part of Monkeybiz I show them where they can go and help them when they bead, and few of us have a shop stamp saving that we do monthly. I am also asked to come and assist at the monkeybiz studio to do new samples. 

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