Tshepo Ricki Kgositau was born in Gaborone- Botswana and was raised between Botswana and the North West Province in South Africa where her family originates from.
She is a passionate human rights advocate for transgender and transsexual persons and communities. Human rights, diplomacy and social justice was the focus of her studies while being a passion at social level. Protection for the rights of transgender and gender variant persons began in her undergraduate years while in the student representative for more protective measures for persons presenting gender variant behaviour on campus who were often targets of bullying and harassment on campus.
Tshepo recently began her new role as the Executive Director of Gender DynamiX on March 16th 2016, and it is in this role that she sits on the Steering Committee of the SATF as Secretary responsible for all communication for the SATF and various stakeholders. Tshepo Kgositau is passionate about developing young and upcoming trans rights activists through various capacity and leadership enhancement initiatives that will be commissioned through the SATF and the regional program of Gender DynamiX. Tshepo is also a 2016 Mandela~Washington Fellow, a platform she intends using to profile her work, that of Gender DynamiX as well as that of the SATF internationally while at University of California for her residency.