Munozovepi Gwata’s goal is to achieve equitable and sustainable financial economic inclusion in South Africa. She founded Kukura Capital, a platform and community that uses financial literacy to empower people so they can make informed financial decisions. “Financial exclusion is a huge contributor to financial inequality, which generates several social and economic problems that stunt sustainable development within the country,” says Gwata. Merging coding and programming to create innovative applications to deliver financial literacy, Gwata was only a 19-year-old law student when she founded Kukura. She used her legal experience to develop a keen eye for the gaps and opportunities in the African market, which led to her working with the World Economic Forum, TED and the World Youth Forum. The candidate legal practitioner at Webber Wentzel says she’s “driven by an unshaken desire to see African countries such as South Africa become the ‘Wakanda’ of the real world”.
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