Chumile Samson is a PhD candidate in political science at Stellenbosch University, where he completed his honours in international studies. He serves as the head of communications for the South African Youth for International Diplomacy alongside his studies. “As head of communication and member of the selection committee, my mandate is the recruitment and training of South African youth delegates to represent South Africa in various youth summits,” Samson says.
A member of the International Youth Council, founded by the United Nations in 2007, Chumile has found himself in work environments where he undermined his abilities. “Whenever I am in doubt I should always strive to leverage others’ expertise and experience and not strive to work in silo,” Samson reflects, after working as a global management trainee in 2019. “Through my work I want to see a South Africa free of unemployment, inequality and poverty.”
I want to see a psychology that speaks my language and embodies my culture so that psychological interventions can be relevant to Africans – and I hope the same for all indigenous communities