Fikiswa Majola studied chemical engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. While studying, she tutored students at a Nyanga school in maths and science, and worked as a volunteer at the MTN Sciencentre. After graduation, she accepted a full time position at the centre.
In 2007, for four years, she took on the role of facilitator at the Sciencentre. After that Fikiswa worked as Science Communicator at Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory and as Science and Innovation Officer at British High Commission.
Since 2014 Fikiswa is Deputy Director: Space Science and Technology at Department of Science and Technology.
She was selected as one of 10 in the Science and Education category of Mail and Guardian’s 300 Young South Africans in 2009.