Civil Society 2020

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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. 

Ramphele Mawelewele, 31

Ramphele Mawelewele, 31

If you take the time to listen to the stories of others, you can find a well of motivation to get involved and help. That’s the hope of Polokwane-based Ramphele Mawelewele, who, through her journey and advocacy, is hoping to improve the lives of people who live with...

Funzani Mtembu, 29

Funzani Mtembu, 29

“I wish to see a South Africa that has complete economic sovereignty. A South Africa with economic policies that are about economic development that centres people and their social needs.” Funzani Mthembu is an investment/ economic analyst and an activist advocating...

Alia Kajee, 30

Alia Kajee, 30

Justice and equality are at the heart of what drives Alia Kajee. The technical advisor on climate change believes that there can never be environmental justice without social and economic justice. Kajee says the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated...

Palesa Madi, 29

Palesa Madi, 29

In reflecting on her recent achievements, Palesa Madi makes a point to note the room for self-improvement, “Although I am proud of the last three years of my life – having raised a three year old, lectured, and being appointed as acting deputy director at one of the...

Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse, 25

Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse, 25

Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse is the founder and chairperson of Black Womxn Caucus, a non-partisan movement for black women established in 2017. The movement was formed in response to the increasing prevalence of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against women, children...

Noncedo Madubedube, 29

Noncedo Madubedube, 29

Making effective change starts with the education of the youth, and that’s something that Noncedo Madubedube understands all too well. She is the general secretary at Equal Education, the membership-based movement of learners, post-school youth, parents and citizens...

Enrique Hermanus, 21

Enrique Hermanus, 21

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Enrique Hermanus has partnered with nonprofit organisations, business and churches to lead a R1-million feeding scheme, providing children with food, sanitary products and educational material. Spiritual development is an often...

Mpho Seipubi, 27

Mpho Seipubi, 27

We’re living in uncertain and extraordinary times. One day we’ll look back at this period as a defining moment in history. But some stories may not be told. Writer and editor Mpho Seipubi is on a mission to capture those stories that may be lost in the chaos of the...

Lorraine Khoza, 23

Lorraine Khoza, 23

In the work that she does through her foundation, Lorraine Khoza aims to be a reliable advocate for marginalised groups and a champion for gender equality. Earlier this year, the Lorraine Khoza Foundation received a presidential honour for their contribution to the...

Brown Lekekela, 35

Brown Lekekela, 35

Brown Lekekela is doing the work required to deal with gender-based violence where it’s most needed. He runs the Green Door shelter in his backyard for women and children in the Diepsloot informal settlement in Johannesburg. He set it up in 2013, after volunteering as...

Tsietsi Morobi, 32

Tsietsi Morobi, 32

Tsiestsi Morobi says he wants to see art become part of the school curriculum. He is a performer and drama teacher who sees art as a vehicle for social change, especially for those who were previously disadvantaged. Morobi studied a dramatic arts degree at the...

Jhono Bennett, 33

Jhono Bennett, 33

According to Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong and Jhono Bennett and his fellow students learned that lesson the hard way. In 2010, led by the Slovo Park Community Development Forum (SPCDF), Bennett, his colleagues and a group of Slovo Park...

Muhammed Choonara, 23

Muhammed Choonara, 23

Wanting a better future is a most admirable goal and the work required to achieve it comes from only the most dedicated and passionate. At just 23, Muhammed Choonara is leading the way in this regard. He’s currently volunteering as the head of media, communications...

Ian Mangenga, 26

Ian Mangenga, 26

Ian Mangenga is a designer and the founder of digital hub Digital Girl Africa. She wants to see more women entrepreneurs running businesses online, more content created by women for women and women having an equal stake in the digital economy. She pushes that agenda...

Makgatla Thepa, 36

Makgatla Thepa, 36

Makgatla Thepa-Lephale describes herself as a social activist, academic and occasional writer, and is renowned in her village for founding and growing the Ponelopele Reading Club — an initiative that teaches local children how to read and write. Originally housed in a...

Advice Chuma, 27

Advice Chuma, 27

Once you experience the satisfaction of making a positive difference in a person’s life, dedicating your free time and resources to non-profit work becomes the obvious decision. Advice Chuma works as a publicist intern at Empire Entertainment and fully embraces his...

Allan van der Meulen, 24

Allan van der Meulen, 24

Allan van der Meulen, who was born in the Cape Flats, wants to see people in his community living without poverty, able to pursue their dreams. To this end, Van der Meulen co-founded Zlto, an app that rewards young people in South Africa for volunteering; in exchange...

Zanele Melissa Simango, 20

Zanele Melissa Simango, 20

As a student, an organiser and a scientist, Zanele Simango has achieved a lot in a busy few years: “My proudest moment was winning the Most Outstanding Society in the Social Cluster for the work I did in Activate Wits, a student society that strives to create a social...

Ashraf Booley, 29

Ashraf Booley, 29

The work Ashraf Booley does today is the product of the many challenges he faced and the resilience he showed in overcoming them. As the president of Impulse Cape Town, he strives to create and foster an entirely inclusive community for queer people, one which will...

Pelontle Mosimege, 26

Pelontle Mosimege, 26

Pelontle Mosimege uses the growing medium of podcasting to inform her listeners about women in South Africa who are doing great things. Her platform, She Brigade, has hosted women entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and creatives to share their success stories....

Chulumanco Mihlali Nkasela, 20

Chulumanco Mihlali Nkasela, 20

In assessing her busy last few years, Chulumanco Mihlali Nkasela highlights the self-assurance that has propelled her presence in student politics and the fight for social justice: “The biggest mistake, which I have learned a great deal from, is to never despise my...

Karabo Mokgonyana, 23

Karabo Mokgonyana, 23

At just 23, Karabo Mokgonyana has a very clear idea of who she is, and where she’s going. She’s one of those people who makes doing it all look easy: while studying, she balanced full-time study with side jobs, running a nonprofit organisation and advancing an...

Keabetswe Letsholo, 33

Keabetswe Letsholo, 33

Keabetswe Lesholo, from Hammanskraal in north Gauteng, founded Tag-A-Sister in 2016. This organisation is focused on empowering women and young girls, especially those affected by teenage pregnancy and poverty-linked issues. Lesholo herself was a teenage mother, and...

Chaeli Mycroft, 25

Chaeli Mycroft, 25

Being in a wheelchair has never held Chaeli Mycroft back. In fact it’s propelled her forward, turning her into an ability activist heading an initiative to support disabled children and their families and lobbying society to become more inclusive. At the age of nine...

Mandima Qunta, 31

Mandima Qunta, 31

Mandima Qunta specialises in bringing people together. It’s gone beyond a profession – it’s now a matter of pride. “Watching how people engage and interact with whatever I have curated, is such a fulfilling and motivating feeling,” Qunta says Qunta creates safe spaces...