John Molepo has dedicated his professional career to good governance and promoting effective service delivery. He is a senior lecturer and programme leader for the public administration department at the University of Mpumalanga. In this capacity, alongside his executive directorship of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management, he seeks to elevate professionalism, scholarship and practice as they pertain to public administration. In his personal capacity, Molepo founded Thusangwanageno, which translates to “help your brethren” and is a programme intended to assist students across the country. Through this initiative, more than 600 students have received assistance through tuition and registration fees, driver’s and learner’s licence fees, facility refurbishments and mini-library donations. Through his work, he wants to see more young South Africans achieve their goals, and hopes to be able to say that he contributed to a better South Africa.
The greatest impact would be seeing the township economy in the hands of the township youth.