During a recent survey of which the results were published in News24 on 8 September 2022, only 25% of South African youth feel positive about the future. The youth of South Africa is currently under a lot of pressure and uncertainty in our economy, energy, climate change and others, are leaving our youth feeling stressed out and unsure about the future.
With this webinar we want to discuss various prominent aspects and issues related to the future world of work to come up with workable answers and solutions the youth is in desperate need of.
Meet Themba Robin
Take A lot, Aromat, Budget Insurance, Subaru, Telkom and many more.
Based in Johannesburg I have had the privilege of meeting and working with great directors, agencies,.fellow entertainers and crew. I have appeared in commercials for major brands such as Take A lot, Aromat, Budget Insurance, Subaru, Telkom and many more .
My voice work has allowed me to do work locally and abroad having completed projects for KPMG Global and Hyundai_ZA. With a versatile voice and the ability to grasp direction my projects are completed quickly and efficiently.
I’m currently the in-house MC for WBE Promotions, Wannado Events and The Supreme Fight League brand which is broadcast globally on Kwesé Sports. Im quickly building a reputation in the corporate space having hosted events for CTU Training solutions, Deloitte, Investec, Mazars and Joe Public to name a few.
I regularly do vocal training with the legendary Judy Page and voice over training with Producer, Director and Classic FM host Anne Williams. With a constant hunger for growth and experience, and a focus on delivering only the best service, I am the man for your next event, film or project!
Meet Tshepiso Malema
Tshepiso Malema is a multifaceted young man from the dusty streets of Ivory Park. He is currently doing his third-year studies at the University of Pretoria studying BIT Information Systems. Recently being nominated as one of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Tshepiso Malema is a 20 years old, award winning social-entrepreneur and a speaker.
Through his love and exposure to technology, he then founded a gaming company which mainly focusses on digital gaming called Gamer’s Territory, which aims to advocate for gaming in Africa through their gaming facilities as well as their gaming softwares. He is passionate about making change and serving the community which led him to starting his initiative called the Tshepiso Malema Speaks Initiative, which serves as a vessel to help young people to discover their purposes and aims on bridging the gap between high schools and 'life after matric' while instilling entrepreneurship skills. Through the work he is doing in the social entrepreneurship space, he was selected by the US Department of State to participate in the Study of the U.S Institutes 2022 program for Civic Leadership hosted at the University of Washington.
Meet Aluwani Chokoe
Gauteng Department of Economic Development
Aluwani Chokoe is a 26 year old Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law graduate from the University of Johannesburg, and a postgraduate Diploma in Public Finance graduate from the Tshwane University of Technology.
She is an Advisory Council Member of the National Youth ICT Council where she also serves as a spokesperson with a collective mandate to make South Africa a global source of Tech-Talent by taking the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Rural South Africa, and a Provincial Coordinator of SAGE(Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) Gauteng, a global platform for teenage entrepreneurs in a quest to positively contribute to the growth of the South African economy - where they teach teenagers the basics of entrepreneurship, and carry them through an incubation process.
She serves as the Provincial Deputy Secretary of the Global Youth Parliament, Gauteng Chapter, and a Co-author of
a book titled "The Africa80" - where 80 young people across Africa speak of solutions to be explored in creating an
Africa they envision. Lastly, she is a YALI Alumni - The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a signature effort
to invest in the next generation of African leaders. She has worked as a Deputy Director responsible for
Legislature Support and Community Outreach at the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, Agriculture,
Rural Development and Environment, and now works at the Deputy Director responsible for Communications at the
Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development and Human Settlements.
She was named one of Mail and Guardian’s 200 young South Africans in 2022.
Meet Tarris Arnold
Luno South Africa
Tarris is the Business Development Lead at Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company with a philosophy of upgrading the world to a better financial system. While studying financial science and business management at the University of Pretoria, Tarris was inspired by the impact of new technology, which ignited his passion to leverage it to empower communities. This led to him advising and developing over 40 leading African startups across the FinTech, HealthTech and AgriTech sectors.
Beginning his career at UBU Global and later Founders Factory Africa, he joined Lunoto accelerate the adoption of crypto and blockchain technology.
Meet Vhahangwele Tsotetsi
Project Youth South Africa
My name is Vhahangwele Jamal Tsotetsi, a 25 year old Political Science and International Relations graduate from the University of Johannesburg. I am a chairperson of Project YouthSA, also a co-founder of YUNI. My focus just immediately after my academics was the development of young people and their role in democratic processes. In 2022, I was named in the Mail & Guardian Top 200 young South Africans for my work with young people in communities. My passion for youth development and commitment to creating positive change for young people in this country has been a driving force throughout my academic and professional career. Tarris Arnold, Business Development Lead, Luno South Africa
Meet Itumeleng Mokoena
Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies
Itumeleng Mokoena is an Economist at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). As an Economist, Itumeleng has contributed to and advised on public and private sector projects across several industries, including manufacturing and financial services. Before joining TIPS, Itumeleng worked as an intern at Genesis Analytics. His broad research interests include financialisation, international trade and development states.
Itumeleng holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Cape and is completing a Masters in Economics specialising in Industrial Policy from the University of Johannesburg. In addition to many professional accolades, Itumeleng was recognised as one of 200 Young South Africa by Mail and Guardian in 2022.
Meet Farai Mzungu
Youth Health Africa
Farai Mzungu is the COO at Youth Health Africa, a youth development organisation harnessing the workforce of the future in healthcare. Farai is a 2022-2023 Weidenfeld-Hoffman Trust Scholar at the University of Oxford studying Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. She is also 2022 Mail and Guardian Top 200 young people in South Africa impacting the healthcare sector. In 2021 Farai was appointed Global Focal Point of SDG5 at the United Nations Major Groups for Children and Youth advocating for Gender Equity in health. Farai led a team that ran a national campaign to understand the cause of COVID-19 vaccine hesitance in South Africa alongside the Department of Health and multiple partners. Farai has legal academic background and is passionate about using her advocacy skills to increase access to health services and health equity for vulnerable and key populations.
Meet Abdul Soondka
Cadena Growth Partners
Abdul Soondka is an accomplished Consultant and Entrepreneur with a strong background in Distributed Ledger Technology, Digital Transformation and Innovation. He has collaborated with top-tier consulting companies specialising in developing frameworks to assess the utility and development of blockchain, 4IR and related technologies. Abdul's contribution in the field of Technologies was recognized by Mail & Guardian, naming him one of the Top 200 Young South Africans in 2022.
Meet Sarah Farrell
African Climate Alliance
I am a dynamic and driven conscious creative with a strategic mind and deep passion for socio-environmental change. My belief is that every action towards bettering our world is worthwhile. I am open-minded, dedicated, caring, and love to learn.
I have spent my entire career advocating for sustainability and socio-environmental justice. Including:
- My days at university where I headed marketing for the Green Campus Initiative
- My first job in the eco-tourism sector at "Africa's Greenest Hotel"
- Starting my own sustainability communications agency
- Using music and writing as a tool for advocacy
- Co-founding a multi-award winning youth-led grassroots organisation that advocates and acts for Afrocentric climate justice.
In 2022, I was named one of Mail and Guardian's top 200 young South Africans for my work in the environmental sector.
I am currently working as the strategic communications and fundraising manager of the African Climate Alliance and a Divestment Campaigner at Fossil Free South Africa. More can be seen on these roles in my work experience. I am also slowly completing my master's in Environmental Humanities at the University of Cape Town in which I aim to focus on music as a tool for socio-environmental justice.
Prior to starting my working career, I graduated with a BA in film and media production with a specialization in journalism from the University of Cape Town. During my degree, I also majored in classical music and was selected for the Dean's Merit List of Top Achievers.
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