The ‘Meet the Leader’ sessions is a platform for the Global Shapers and other young change-makers to interact with leaders from various sectors in order to learn from their personal journeys and to gain insight into key issues affecting the Republic of South Africa. These sessions enable the youth and their leaders to exchange thoughts, ideas, visions, lessons learnt and inspiration in the spirit of building the nation.

Read more about these exciting sessions below.

  • Meet The Leader – Elisa Masilela In October, the Hub was greatly privileged to host Elias Masilela at our last Meet the Leader for 2018. Despite being humble and quiet by nature, Elias is a force to be reckoned with in South Africa’s political and economic landscape. His bio makes for an awe-inspiring read. Director of DNA Economics and a part-time commissioner on the National ...
  • Meet The Leader – Katlego Malatji On the evening of Tuesday, 21 August 2018, the Tshwane Hub hosted a Meet the Leader session with Katlego Malatji, Co-founder and CEO of HomeComing Events and Tailormade Legal Solutions. HomeComing Events is a “fully black owned company that specializes in event organisation, consultancy, sponsorship procurement, brand management and activations, marketing and lifestyle solutions.” One of their ...
  • Meet the Leader – Kurisani Maswanganyi The Tshwane Hub had an intimate and inspiring Meet the Leader session with Ms Kurisani Maswanganyi, Managing Director and Founder of Kulani Engineering Consultancy. Maswanganyi a civil engineer turned entrepreneur, shared her leadership journey with the hub, highlighting some of the key lessons she has learnt along the way.   Some of the major highlights from her talk are: • “Success is ...
  • A Pretoria Women-Run Powerhouse To a pass-byer, Pretoria may appear to be a sleepy little town filled with Blue Bull supporters, Friday evening sokkie gatherings and Sunday afternoon family braais. Comfortable, quiet and rather stagnant compared to the bright lights and hustle of Jozi just a couple of kilometers away. Oh, but how wrong that perception would be! 
  • Meet the Leader – James Mwangi James Mwangi is Dalberg's Global Managing Partner (http://www.dalberg.com/), overseeing the activities of the firm's 11 offices and more than 120 staff from his base in Johannesburg. He has served a wide range of clients including governments, multilateral institutions, private foundations, major investors, and corporations across Africa and around the world. James has helped new organizations ranging from think tanks to private equity funds to develop business plans and implement launch strategies. James has also led strategic reviews of several financial institutions seeking to stimulate development in Southern Africa via their investments. He has advised East Africa's largest bank on its overall strategy and helped two West African heads of state to create new decision-making processes.