Kayalethu Sotsha is a Senior Economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council. He obtained his MSc Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) at Fort Hare University under the supervision of Professor Ben Bester. He is currently doing his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch University under the supervision of Professor Nick Vink.
He hails from Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape, a disadvantaged rural village where many still depend on social grants. Kayalethu spent all of his childhood in rural public schools but was fortunate to make it to higher education assisted by NSFAS.