Nobukho Nqaba was born in Butterworth located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She is a graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (UCT) where she majored in photography (2012). In 2012, she was awarded the Tierney Fellowship and was the recipient of reGeneration3, a photography focused initiative by the Musee de l’Elysee. Nqaba holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education Visual Art and Theory from the UCT (2013) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies (2019). She has embarked on several teaching endeavours through her role as Visual Art and Digital Photography Educator at the Peter Clarke Art Centre. Nqaba is currently a Lecturer of Photography at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business, Cape Town. Nqaba’s work explores the precariousness of home and opportunity. Using checkered plastic bags commonly known as China bags, plain grey blankets, and worn overalls, she points to the fragility and impermanence of home . Nqaba’s work reflects on personal memories of growing up in an informal settlement in Grabouw, Cape Town and the complexities of migration and labour.