Linzito Inspires is a company created by Lindsay Moshesh-Van der Byl, a motivational speaker committed to arts, culture, sports and fitness. He wants to inspire people to grow beyond their circumstances and become the best versions of themselves. One of his greatest passions is literacy — in a country where 78% of grade four learners cannot read for comprehension. “I’ve dedicated my life to this particular problem by cycling every year from the Union Buildings in Pretoria through the hinterlands, promoting the love of books and reading through my other organisation, called #Cycle4Change,” he says. One highlight was cycling 502km from Johannesburg to Babanango in KwaZulu-Natal to donate 50 boxes of books to the community. #Cycle4Change also helps to build libraries in rural areas to help raise literacy in South Africa to match First World countries. Moshesh-Van der Byl’s third project is #CoachLinzito, which runs cycling, running and other cardio classes.
Until the kind of society we wish to live in has manifested, our role is to constantly build it to be what we want it to be, and to conscientise our people to understand that they, too, are worthy.