Hope Matsila started her post-university career as an attorney in corporate governance and compliance management. It wasn’t until she was able to travel and work overseas that she realised the severity of the inequalities that plague South Africa and many other Third World and developing countries. This realisation became a crucial pivoting point for her. Upon returning to South Africa just ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic, she shifted focus to human rights law, and more specifically the UN Social Development Goals. The development goals she is primarily interested in pertain to poverty reduction, education and the upliftment of women in society. In pursuing these goals, she started The Mindful Catalyst blog to share her advocacy work and inspire people to use their own platforms to advocate for socioeconomic rights at grassroots level. As her blog title implies, she hopes to be a catalyst for change in South Africa and abroad.
When you reach for a challenging goal you may fail, but even in failure there is immense opportunity for growth.