Videos 2018

Sechaba Gqeba (30)

Sechaba Gqeba (30)

Listeners familiar with the voice of Sechaba Gqeba are enjoying the visuals as well, as this popular radio presenter has now switched over to TV. Gqeba has been hosting the female-friendly show Motswako on SABC 2 since April. “I thoroughly enjoy hosting this talk...

Thulisile Volwana (26)

Thulisile Volwana (26)

Thulisile Volwana is the co-founder of Tuse — a company that has developed technology to allow people to communicate in places where there is no signal. Innovation and “new ways of improving the way we currently work” are what drives her. Volwana’s company is the...

Michael Marchant (29)

Michael Marchant (29)

The private sector’s complicity in human rights violations often go unaccounted for in the broader discourse of corruption and human rights. “It is the possibility to challenge this impunity, and make life a little more uncomfortable for the powerful, that I love...

Dawie Bornman (31)

Dawie Bornman (31)

“Don’t die with your music still inside you” is the motto that motivates Dawie Bornman to “think bigger, and never stop pursuing” his dreams. As senior lecturer, researcher and post-graduate supervisor in the department of business management at the University of...

Taahira Goolam Hoosen (27)

Taahira Goolam Hoosen (27)

Beyond the textbook: teaching and empowering, one person at a time. This is the motto health sciences lecturer Taahira Goolam Hoosen lives and works by, whose calling merges teaching and learning with community development to create positive implications for society....

Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane (26)

Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane (26)

Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane just completed his master’s in law from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He earned his LLB from Stellenbosch University in 2013, serving as a tutor and an on-campus residence academic mentor. He made it to Stellenbosch through...

Lusanda Mgoduka (33)

Lusanda Mgoduka (33)

A dearth of black female role models in the film industry meant Lusanda Mgoduka had to go to Los Angeles to realise what could be achieved. Mgoduka wanted to be a director, but she was afraid that breaking into the field would be impossible, so she majored in...

Andile Mthombeni (25)

Andile Mthombeni (25)

“I am an evolving, God-fearing, intellectual young woman, who is a product of mentorship,” says Andile Mthombeni. Her job as a research co-ordinator came about as a result of mentorship. In the second year of her undergraduate degree, Mthombeni attended a psychology...

Sanele Lukhele (26)

Sanele Lukhele (26)

Nursing is in Sanele Lukhele’s blood. Her grandmother is a retired theatre nurse. One of her aunts is a neonatal critical care nurse specialist and the other is a paediatric nurse. “It therefore did not come as a surprise when I decided that I would like to follow...

Zukiswa Nee-Whang (32)

Zukiswa Nee-Whang (32)

Zukiswa Nee-Whang began her political career in 2017 as a provincial campaign director for the Democratic Alliance in Gauteng. In addition to that, she also has a passion for early childhood development (ECD), a passion which has driven her to serve as the head of...

Jeshika Ramchund, PrEng (32)

Jeshika Ramchund, PrEng (32)

Jeshika Ramchund is a professional civil engineer with a BSc in civil engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a member of the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) Young Professionals Forum (YPF) Steering Committee and is the...

Dr Sahba Nomvula Besharati (31)

Dr Sahba Nomvula Besharati (31)

‘The passion I have from my work as a neuroscientist and for my family comes from the same source: my belief, as a Baha’i, that the main purpose of our lives is to be of service to others and work towards shaping an ever advancing society,” says Dr Sahba Nomvula...

Kgothatso Montjane (32)

Kgothatso Montjane (32)

Limpopo-born Kgothatso Montjane is a wheelchair tennis player currently ranked number eight in the world in the women’s division. Born with a congenital deformity of one leg and hands, Montjane’s other foot was amputated when she was just 12 years old. Despite her...

Sphumelele Sibeko (33)

Sphumelele Sibeko (33)

Fans of TV shows like Date My Family, Utatakho and Yobe have Sphumelele Sibeko to thank for helping to develop and bring these much-loved productions to life on M-Net. Sibeko is the head of Reality & Entertainment at M-Net, and it’s her job to source and develop local...

Philisiwe Precious Nduli (32)

Philisiwe Precious Nduli (32)

hilisiwe Precious Nduli is head of technical marketing at Discovery Insure, reporting directly to the chief executive. In this role, she is a point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, while also working to create new business propositions for the...

Pamela Mondliwa (32)

Pamela Mondliwa (32)

A second-year microeconomics course sparked senior economist Pamela Mondliwa’s interest in economics. Today she works as a senior economist at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg and is a member of...

Dr Preya Pillay (29)

Dr Preya Pillay (29)

“Social justice is my passion. Every project I get involved in has to be about empowering people and challenging assumptions about race and gender,” says Dr Preya Pillay. “Gender transformation is important for social cohesion and social justice to the perceived...

Sagwadi Mabunda (25)

Sagwadi Mabunda (25)

Sagwadi Mabunda is a 25-year-old third year PhD candidate at UWC, currently working on the South African Cybercrimes Bill. She has a master’s in International Criminal Justice and is working hard to build a career around the prevention of cybercrime. Her goal is to...

Mokone Finger (26)

Mokone Finger (26)

Born in the small town of Qwaqwa in the Free State and raised by his two older brothers after his mother passed away, Mokone Finger graduated with a law degree from the University of the Free State with a speciality in medical law. At varsity, he was involved in...

Reginald Witbooi (29)

Reginald Witbooi (29)

When Reginald Witbooi isn’t examining rivers to report on pollution he might be in the Karoo covering the progress of the world-leading SKA (Square Kilometre Array) radio telescope. Witbooi is a radio and TV journalist for the SABC, and has won several awards for his...

Avuyile Mbangatha (20)

Avuyile Mbangatha (20)

Born in KwaZulu-Natal and raised in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, Avuyile Mbangatha grew up in a community where socioeconomic and health issues were rife. Since he was a young boy, Mbangatha has always been motivated to find innovative solutions to address these...

Simphiwe Zanele Mthimunye (28)

Simphiwe Zanele Mthimunye (28)

Simphiwe Zanele Mthimunye is a phlebotomist who has already been recognised in her field as excelling in her line of work and her commitment. She was the first black woman to receive the award for Excellence in Phlebotomy by the Society of Medical Technologists in...

Sindisiwe Ndlovu (33)

Sindisiwe Ndlovu (33)

Sindisiwe Ndlovu has been involved in regional political structures since 2003, when she was 19 years old. A member of the Young Communist League, she is the personal assitant for the MEC of sports, art, culture and recreation in KwaZulu-Natal Bongiwe Nomusa...

Kgomotso Setlhapelo (33)

Kgomotso Setlhapelo (33)

Kgomotso Setlhapelo’s upbringing has shaped the person he is today. When Krugersdorp Town School rejected him several times due to the quota system of the 1990s, he and his father, who had spent a period in exile under apartheid, challenged the school’s reasoning that...