Dr Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe



Dr Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe, Africa’s youngest female PhD holder.

In 2017, at age 23, she became the youngest female PhD graduate in Africa after obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology from the North-West University, South Africa.

She was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Botswana and currently resides in South Africa.

Her PhD thesis passed without corrections and focused on The Management perspectives on a talent value proposition for academic staff in a South African Higher Education Institution.

Dr Saurombe started her undergraduate studies with a BCom at the age of 16 which she completed at 19. Leading to her postgraduate studies, she obtained her Honours and Master’s degrees with distinctions at the age of 20 and 21 respectively.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Free State. She is also a member of numerous global organizations and a well accomplished Researcher with numerous publications to her name, which have been presented at a number of international conferences.