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Gamuchirai Mudehwe

Zimbabwe & Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2020

Founder and CEO of AlterSkills, a start-up building a unique fluid skill-building and tech career development platform like no other.

We empower young professionals to build their tech skills profiles and showcase them by integrating everything they need to build, validate and activate cutting-edge digital skills through our skills intelligence, and use AI to accurately match them to our hiring partners as well as upskill.

An entrepreneur who is passionate about closing institutional voids, AI technology, and Tech Law. Working with an incredibly passionate young team to change the experience of learning in Africa.

Co-founded and was the Managing Director for Ziggy's, a last-minute student convenient shopping and delivery startup. (Former)

Worked with the United Nations Women (UN) on projects of developing integrated systems of upskilling and closing the unemployment gap.

Class of 2020 Alumni of the prestigious Mandela Rhodes Foundation. The Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young leaders from across the African continent a chance to become part of Nelson Mandela’s legacy of transformative impact.

He has been awarded an Outstanding Leadership Award by Nelson Mandela University.

Masters' candidate in AI and Data Privacy Laws.

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Could you be a Scholar?


We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

On 1 January 2024, I will be between the age of 19 and 29

I am a citizen of an African country

I have an undergraduate degree with above-average academic results (70% + or Upper Second Class Honours)


We look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.


Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition - as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?


Do you admire Nelson Mandela’s ability to bridge historic divides through our common humanity? Do you believe that reconciliation and reparation are the key to transforming our societies so that everyone can have equal opportunity to thrive? And are you prepared to begin by grappling with your own internal divides and difficulties first?


Do you have excellent academic results, but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference to others? And do you understand that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?


Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?


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