Nonqaba is an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher with expertise in research areas such as public health, economic development and policy evaluation, implementation and development. Over the years she has displayed extensive experience in economic and social development programme evaluation, management and policy analysis. Nonqaba has held roles such as Study Coordinator at the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation and has also served as a Research Associate at the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre. She has also been involved in the management of implementation science and longitudinal cohort studies, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes as well as stakeholder engagement.
Her areas of interest include traditional forms of government, decentralisation, public administration, human development, gender equality and women empowerment.
Nonqaba is affiliated with the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University.