Yolisa Qunta

Yolisa Qunta
 Yolisa Qunta



Cape Peninsula University of Technology


STEM subjects

Online learning

Philanthropy and nonprofit organizations

Cooking and lifestyle


  • Articles have appeared on sites such as Tenderly, Bloomerang, Restless, and Laura Clery.
  • Studied chemical engineering at CPUT, worked for Chevron for three years and then transitioned into writing and editing.
  • Is a published author and was shortlisted for Iceland Writers Retreat in 2018.


As a freelance writer and editor since 2010, Yolisa's articles have appeared in print and online publications in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and South Africa. She covers topics ranging from social justice and art to finance, health, and travel. Yolisa believes in representation and hopes that all the subjects of her writing truly feel heard. 

When it comes to fact-based articles she presents the information clearly and with no jargon so readers can make decisions easily. Since 2018, Yolisa has volunteered at SayYes Mentoring, an organization that helps youth make informed decisions about education. Currently splitting her time between Florida and Cape Town, Yolisa surfs with more enthusiasm than skill and thoroughly enjoys it. 

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Yolisa has a chemical engineering degree from CPUT and is currently studying a BA in Creative writing through UNISA.

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