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Lehlohonolo Mofokeng

South Africa & University of the Witwatersrand, 2015

Lehlohonolo teaches Accounting from grade 10 to 12 at a Bloemfontein high school. His opinion pieces on all things education have featured on major publications like Daily Maverick. He has also shared his views on SABC Morning Live, SA FM, Radio 702, Power FM and Lesedi FM. To expand his Accounting teaching expertise, he was requested by Oxford University Press: Southern Africa to review their newly-published Grade 10 Accounting textbook. He's also a published co-author of Your First of Varsity and College: A Survival Guide published by BookStorm and MAD Foundation.

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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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