Nozuko was born in Port Elizabeth but grew up in Cape Town. Her first job as a research assistant was with Teen Talk, Young Carers under Dr Lucie Cluver for three years. She continued working as an assistant researcher for Sinovuyo parenting under Clowns Without Borders South Africa translating, collecting data, conducting home visits and interviews, and screening participants. Currently she works for Mzantsi Wakho under the supervision of Dr Elona Toska collecting and capturing data, conducting fieldwork around Western Cape. She enjoys what she is currently doing.