Nondumiso Hlwele holds a Diploma in Education, an artist and activist that was part of the ASRU initiative is best known for producing ‘body maps’ which recorded the lives of 12 HIV-positive women who were among the first South Africans to receive antiretroviral treatment through the Medécins sans Frontières (MSF) Khayelitsha clinic, and she currently works for the CSSR and Mzantsi Wakho Project as an Administrator.

Nondumiso Hlwele was one of three women whose figures and life stories in mosaic grace the Medical School’s library wall at the University of Cape Town.

In 2010 Nondumiso Hlwele was invited to Vancouver as a major contributor for the INBODY: MOA Global Dialogue International Symposium at the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. The Winter Olympic 2010 Games provided the ideal opportunity to explore expectations and definitions of the body. Nondumiso Hlwele in 2015 was invited to speak at conference, “Women and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Medicine, Art, Activism” at Birkbeck, University of London and to participate in an exhibition “Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa” at the Peltz Gallery, University of London.