Dineo Baloyi is the founder of Dineo Foundation, based in New Eersterus, Hammanskraal. The Dineo Foundation aims to assist youth from previously disadvantaged background with, career planning and actioning, entrepreneurship workshops, empowerment and transformational events, reading competitions, alumni structure implementation, enrichment holiday programmes and sanitary towel drives amongst others. Inspired by poverty stricken environment where youth pregnancy among girls is high and drug consumption among young boys is prevalent, Dineo is convinced her intervention although modest will make a difference.A passionate, eager and talented young lady, Dineo completed her matric at Bokamoso High School situated in Hammanskraal in 2007. She obtained a Call Centre certificate in 2008 and in 2010 completed a: CompTIA A+ (IT Technician) & CompTIA N+ (Networking) Certificates Boston City Campus and Business College. In 2011 she was one of the privileged individuals chosen to study System Support at Bytes Technology Group through a Learnership programme, where she learned on hardware and software development.
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Ntombikayise Precious Bhenguis the director and the co-founder of The Mentees Ark NPC. The Mentees Ark NPC is a tutoring and career development mentorship which exist to increase the number of public school students who qualify to study in higher institutions. The founder is very passionate about education and she believes that poverty can be eradicated through education and most of the damages that were caused by apartheid can be corrected through education and through providing each child in South Africa with quality education, this is the core reason why The Mentees Ark NPC was founded.She is the peer review winner for YGAP South Africa in the 2018 August Cohort. A Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry, Honors in Materials Sciences graduate from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a Master’s of Sciences candidate in Chemical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). A Mathematics and Physical Sciences tutor, with over 7 years teaching experience. She has taught pupils from grade R all the way to University first year students. When she is not in a classroom teaching, working on her research project, reading or attending workshops which will improve her leadership skills she likes playing chess or taking selfies with her nieces and nephews.
Lindokuhle Duma is the founder/cofounder of Iziko Stoves which trains recovered drug addicts to start their own business, how to get job ready and get back to school and getting them to become producers of Iziko Stoves. Lindokuhle has a zeal for entrepreneurship and seeing young people reach their full potential in business. He got his ﬁrst taste at being an entrepreneur by joining the 5 time winning National Championship and international student organisation, Enactus UKZN, where he served as a Project Manager. His passion for social entrepreneurship and human development led him to be selected as the 2015/2016 LED Champion in the Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative by the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Cooperative Governance & Traditional aﬀairs.Lindokuhle has received numerous awards in his short term as a social entrepreneur, some of the awards he has received are: The Inkunzi isematholeni competition by Ithala Bank, SAB Foundation social innovation award, Life Co unltd social impact entrepreneurs, and the Yunus and youth fellowship 2018.
Sarah Madingwana is the co-founder of Daveyton Book Club. Her initiative Daveyton Book Club is a registered non-profit organization which establishes libraries and book clubs in disadvantaged communities.
Sarah as an entrepreneur, community developer & speaker was selected for the Top 100 Young Mandela’s 2018 by News24, featured on Forbes Africa Magazine in December 2017 for the January 2018 edition on her entrepreneurial & community development journey. She is also a YALI Alumni (Young African Leadership Initiative) graduating in Public Management and Governance and has vast experience in Events Project Management 2012. She received a Jill Wilson Trophy for best speaker of the year. She received a Recognition Award For Youth Owned Business on the Move which was issued by: City Planning and Economic Development, Executive Mayor Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. She was recognised for her commitment towards job creation and promotion of economic growth in the city of Ekurhuleni.
Mokgadi Molopa is the founder/co-founder of Zamula Self-help projects which focuses on education, training and capacity development programs. Mokgadi is a single mother and a Social entrepreneur who works with communities and individuals within communities to achieve self-sustainability and economic empowerment. She has gained knowledge and experience through volunteering, workshops and courses. Professionally Mokgadi is a teacher and aspires to become a psychologist. She is also the Center Manager for Zamula Community Networks.Mokgadi was first compelled to begin the self-help project after visiting informal settlements within the greater lanseria with her mother who is a community development worker. She believes she has a gift is to serve others and that if she can make a difference in at least one person’s life then she will know that she has planted a seed of good deeds. Her values are deeply rooted in spirituality with hopes that she will live out her purpose and not just a dream. The Zamula Community Networks organizes training, support the incubation process, monitors the effectiveness of services and efficiency of resources used with everything operating from the multipurpose co-operative.
Wade Schultz is the Founder/co-founder and Managing Director of Brownies & downieS in South Africa. The primary goal is to train people with special needs in the area of hospitality and retail. Wade is an avid believer of positive improvement through consistent learning. He Matriculating in Cape Town, he started developing his own entrepreneurial flare from his early years, while gaining experience in hospitality, retail, distribution, importing and manufacturing. Wade has a degree in business management, and various shorter courses in trading, marketing, leadership and IT. Believing in hard work and working smart, Wade is grounded in leading by example. He believes in giving others opportunity to shine, and assistance to continually be the best version of themselves they can be. Belief, trust, faith and positivity are important attributes to him which has sculpted him into the man he is today.
Three of his greatest accomplishments so far has been (1) losing weight to improve his health – and even becoming a health and fitness coach for a time, and (2) starting Brownies & downieS – which was an immense undertaking, of which many thought couldn’t be done and sustained, and (3) playing a pivotal role in obtaining first place stature and R1 million grant funding from SAB Foundation Disability Empowerment Awards in 2017.Wade believes in reinforcing his skills outside of work, and enjoys leadership roles in bands, gaming and competitive sports like rugby and paintball.
Molemo Seane is the founder/co-founder of KOS an organization that seeks to share knowledge of solar cookers to empower the poor, established in 2017. He has recently donated KOS solar cookers to underprivileged communities in Soweto. His main aim is to be able to create more of these KOS solar cookers and donate to more people and be able to teach them how to build and maintain the solar cookers
Molemo is a Politics and International relations student, entrepreneur, and leader. He is a young person who is passionate about being a social leader. The future of his venture revolves around developing ideas for affordable and clean energy in order to create a world that embraces natural ways of producing energy.
Tshepiso Seleke is the founder of I SEE BEAUTY EVERYWHERE a photography foundation that helps to equip youth with visual media skills. And as Creative Director of Soldering Iron Concepts, he has worked on campaigns for brands and organizations such as workshopnewtown, alutsunglasses, newtown junction mall, Sunbake and many more. a professional cinematographer, qualified IT technician, wild filmmaker and photographer born and bred in Soweto Orlando East.
He has an incredible creative mind and a fresh eye for creative conceptual content. His hunger and passion for creativity makes him standout, as he does whatever it takes to deliver on set targets and goals. Tshepiso has been in the media industry for 10years being behind the Camera on projects such as Kalahari Meerkats in 3D, Safari Live for National Geographic’s USA BIG Cat Week Prime time, Its ok were family SABC 3, Rustic Chakula SABC 3, My World SABC 1, Hot Plate Mzansi Magic and many more. His creativity brings in a unique and amazing perspective about brands as he loves telling stories with images.
Moepi Setona is the founder /co-founder of ‘Lets Talk”. Moepi is bridging the gap between the community and government, by the development of a mobile app, which fundamentally aims to connect government to the people. The app provides communication channels to mayors and MEC’s offices across provinces and will bring community challenges to the provincial level for debate and resolution. As one who is passionate about uplifting townships and introducing technology as a tool to develop and ‘transform ordinary citizen’s lives’ he has most definitely tapped into the void of service delivery and realizes that inclusion and communication are at the heart of cohesion.Moepi meaning ‘Philosopher’ is a soft-spoken entrepreneur, who is boldly taking over the tech space and an innovator who has often been referred to as ‘Diddy’ by colleagues and peers alike. With his skills and expertise, he extended into his software company Saya-Setona which specializes in security and governance solutions, infrastructure and mobility. He is the winner of the 2017 TEA Business Pitch and the Township Business Innovation seminar, he believes that communication between government and the people is usually amiss or completely absent.
Proud Shoko is a Founder of The Golden Drifters Education, Sports and Youth Development Academy.The The Golden Drifters Education, Sports and Youth Development Academy is a is a registered Non-Profit Organisation and a Registered Public Benefit Organisation. Golden Drifters aims to address issues affecting the youth from a tender age in different informal and formal communities in and around Johannesburg. The Organisation address issues such as adolescent pregnancy, drug use, education, skills development and sports development. The Organisation have five programmes currently running; school visits, pregnancy prevention campaigns, after care education programme, sports development academy and online site access registration with agencies like Harambee and Tshepo 1Million. The organisation have five sustainable goals that it aims to achieve; No poverty, Zero hunger, quality education, sustainable communities and partnership for the goals. Proud uses certain approaches to achieve the above mentioned objectives or goals; information technology, media and communication, sports and youth engagement and also social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter and actively on WhatsApp. Proud is an undergraduate student at UNISA currently studying towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Education for Senior and FET Phase, he sides in Zandspruit on the Weatrand.