Education

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Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Lehlohonolo Ntlatlapo, 26

Lehlohonolo Ntlatlapo, 26

Medical doctor
Help Me Up Foundation

Lehlohonolo Ntlatlapo is passionate about health education and youth development. He started the non-profit organisation Help Me Up Foundation as a response to the plight of disadvantaged students who struggle to get into institutions of higher learning due to lack of...

Tshegofatso Mathe | mg.co.za
Ntokozo Ndlovu, 34

Ntokozo Ndlovu, 34

SANDF soldier Founder
The Web Foundation

"When you see someone in uniform, it’s often difficult to imagine the life they lead beyond their occupation. Ntokozo Ndlovu spends his days working as a soldier in the South African National Defence Force, a job made all the more difficult with the onset of the...

Scott Dodds | mg.co.za
Dr Ndumiso Vusumuzi Mazibuko, 34

Dr Ndumiso Vusumuzi Mazibuko, 34

Senior agricultural economist

Senior agricultural economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council, Dr Ndumiso Vusumuzi Mazibuko believes patience is key to building a career you can be proud of. Inspired by effecting the change he wants to see, one of his proudest achievements was being...

Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | mg.co.za
Palesa Lengolo, 33

Palesa Lengolo, 33

Finance professional and author
Palengo Holdings

Palesa Lengolo is a finance whiz and the author Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You, which was published last year. The book looks at how investing in stokvels can boost the economy and make money for individuals. Lengolo says that writing a book was...

Shaazia Ebrahim | mg.co.za
Dr Lwando Mdleleni, 31

Dr Lwando Mdleleni, 31

Researcher: social innovation and development
University of the Western Cape

Having a dream is all very well, but it’s far better to have a vision says Dr Lwando Mdleleni, a senior researcher in social innovation and development at the University of the Western Cape. With a vision you can paint a clear mental portrait of where you want to be...

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za
Moeletji Mapheto, 27

Moeletji Mapheto, 27

CA(SA) trainee and founder
Ga-Mphahlele Home-Coming

Moeletji Mapheto doesn’t see growing up in the rural community of Ga-Mphahlele in Limpopo as a disadvantage. Instead, Mapheto sees her upbringing as filled with opportunity. “Success doesn’t mean making it out of the village,” she says. “Sometimes success is going...

Sarah Smit | mg.co.za
Phakiso Masooa, 24

Phakiso Masooa, 24

Director
The Mentees Ark

Masooa and his twin brother, who were raised by their taxi-driver father and stay-at-home mother, are the first and only matriculants in their family. He is also the first family member to attend university and is studying for a BA degree at the University of the...

Theresa Mallinson | mg.co.za
Mahlogonolo Phahlamohlaka, 27

Mahlogonolo Phahlamohlaka, 27

Founder
Help Matriculate Centre

Upliftment begins with education. This is the maxim by which Mahlogonolo Phahlamohlaka lives her life and drives her career. She is the founder of the Help Matriculate Centre, an organisation that upskills young residents in Tsimanyane Circuit, Limpopo Province. Her...

Luke Feltham | mg.co.za
Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo, 29

Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo, 29

Lecturer
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Transformation in a country begins with transformation in the education sector, and Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo is involved in this. His academic record — graduating cum laude with his master’s in social sciences and last year getting his PhD in education — has...

Scott Dodds | mg.co.za
Wilson Tsakane Mongwe, 29

Wilson Tsakane Mongwe, 29

Front office quantitative analyst
Standard Bank

Wilson Mongwe, who is completing his PhD in artificial intelligence at the University of Johannesburg, hopes his research will further Africa’s position in the fourth industrial revolution. “Artificial intelligence is the key that will drive innovation in the coming...

Sarah Smit | mg.co.za
Sizi Matthews Botsime, 32

Sizi Matthews Botsime, 32

Education activist
Sizi Botsime Foundation, CISE

Education activist Sizi Matthews Botsime says that he wants to see a South Africa that’s diverse in every sphere: “A society in which people look, embrace and unite in their diversity ... that each person will be getting an opportunity without any bias.” It is in his...

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