A Spring-Welcome to our new Tshwane Hub 2017/18 Curatorship! Read up on them below to get to know them a little better, engage with them and partner with them on their journey of taking the World Economic Forum Global Shaper Community to the next level.
Tshwane Hub Curator – Thembile Ndlovu
Thembile Nonhle Ndlovu is originally from Durban and is passionate about seeing people develop themselves. She currently works within Microsoft, placing fresh graduates in internships across the continent and exposing them to jobs in technology, under the Microsoft Interns4Afrika program. She is the co-founder of an organisation that seeks to empower young girls through dialogue sessions called Authentic Chicks Talk (ACT). ACT encourages girls to share their stories to empower one another, to self-actualise, to love one’s self and ultimately become ACTive citizens of society.
Moving to Pretoria, she knew she wanted to be a part of something, an initiative, a project that is making a difference in society. Having been involved in and led numerous volunteer projects in her university years, she learnt that the best way to learn about a community and a city is by understanding the pressing issues and working with the locals to address them. She joined the Global Shapers Community Tshwane Hub in 2015, later served as the incoming curator in 2016 and now is serving as the Curator.
“I look forward serving Tshwane and working with the great leaders in the curatorship. The time is now for us collaborate in addressing local/global issues by working with all stakeholders; government, private sector and civil society. The time is now for us to influence policy and to truly make an impact on the continent, we can no longer turn a blind eye as leaders.” – Thembile Ndlovu
Tshwane Hub Media Director – Lerato Selialia
Lerato Ntloeakhabo Selialia is a young and driven Entrepreneur and Management Consultant – born in Free State and bred in Tshwane. He joined Tshwane Hub Global Shaper Community with aspirations of contributing to shaping Africa’s education and health systems. He was later elected as Media Director of WEF’s Tshwane Hub in August 2017 and plans on building on the foundation laid by his fellow hub-members. His background includes channel marketing, brand management, communications and strategy development. He is driven by solving problems and enjoys exploring creative spaces and outdoor activities.
“I look forward to serving my home community and welcome all engagements relating to building a better Africa for all. We are currently in the process of building partnerships with media and marketing stakeholders! If you are interested in working with us, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ☺” – Lerato N. Selialia
Tshwane Hub Incoming Curator – Rivonia Pillay
Rivonia Pillay is a determined South African who would eagerly try to contribute to addressing all injustices in the world today and as a start has focused on Water and Sanitation, and LGBT issues. She was born in Durban to a family already practising ‘seva’ or ‘selfless service’ (so she had a great start), grew in her activist endeavours in Cape Town and Michigan, and has now found purpose with the Global Shapers Tshwane Hub. Rivonia was recently elected into the role of Incoming Curator and hopes to work with hub members to understand and tackle South African struggles head on, and hopefully encourage positive change around Africa and the world.
As a civil engineer, at the Department of Water and Sanitation, she’s worked in municipal planning and on Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Water and Sanitation). Rivonia was able to bring her passion for water to the hub by joining the Sani4Schools project currently being worked on. She’s looking forward to start working on LGBT tolerance in Tshwane in the following months. Aside from that, Rivonia loves dancing (which doesn’t necessarily mean she’s good at it), outdoor concerts and good books that make long commutes enjoyable. She’s excited about the existing projects and about starting new projects with the impressive hub members!
“I’d love for you to grab the opportunity and join the team if you’re interested making positive changes with a group of motivated people! We’re working on being more dynamic and representative of the Tshwane community so we’d love to have your voice heard. Thanks☺”
– Rivonia Pillay