Dr Lindiwe Tsope

Dr Lindiwe Tsope is a South African and the first pupil from Oprah Winfrey’s school, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG), to obtain a PhD.


Lindiwe Tsope who obtained a BA in social science, BA Honours, Master of Arts from Rhodes University (RU), completed her doctoral degree in 2020. Tsope matriculated from OWLAG in 2012.[1]


Tsope was a lecture at Rhodes University from 2018 to 2020. She had started off as a tutor.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Chulumanco Mahamba, Dr Lindiwe Tsope is the first pupil from Oprah Winfrey’s school to obtain PhD, IOL, Published: May 5, 2021, Retrieved: May 5, 2021