As a lawyer, Celinhlanhla Magubane could have just done his day job and still been considered a successful, upstanding member of society. Above and beyond his professional capacity, he has been recognised and awarded by the Global Law Thinkers Society; specifically sought out to design a course on professional ethics for candidate attorneys; and has had an article reviewed by a South African supreme court of appeal judge. Magubane believes in giving back. This includes speaking engagements as well as taking part in hands-on community work. He cofounded the Villagers of Africa Foundation, which focuses on uplifting the youth in rural areas. He spends much of his time building the capabilities of young people in his community, encouraging them to achieve more than they thought was possible, and helping them achieve their goals through educational and financial assistance.
Developing others and having a positive impact on their lives is a key driver for me today.