The Game Changers

Monewa Matlwa

CEO & Co-founder

Monewa Matlwa is an experienced Professional across senior operation roles with a key focus on business strategy, business growth through leading diverse teams, organizational development and stakeholder optimization management. Operations leadership experience from revenue management, people growth, projects & operations optimizations across multiple sites and regions.  His personal and career journey was shared through his TEDx talk.

Tebogo Kopane

COO & Partnerships

Tebogo Kopane heads partnerships at Young Aspiring Thinkers. She is part of the inaugural McKinsey Forward Africa and a YouthxPolicyMakers ambassador. She qualified with a Masters in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand and continued to further her studies at the George Washington University. Tebogo is an experienced research analyst, consulting in various sectors including education, mining and information communication technology.

Virginia Nkadimeng

Programme Manager

A Political Sciences graduate hailing from the University of Pretoria. A passionate educator who holds a PGCE (senior phase and FET) and is currently completing a BA Honours in Development Studies at the University of South Africa, majoring in Policy Development, focusing on DEI education. Virginia played an active role in co-creating the Global competencies programme for all 109 ADvTECH schools which led to her passion for Curriculum development. She is an expert in education, history, social sciences and politics. Throughout her young career at Southdowns College she wore quite a few leadership hats namely: head of subject and head of outreach. Her hobbies include getting involved in CSI projects, debating and petitions.

Thulani Masebenza

Co-founder -CEO

Thulani Masebenza is an entrepreneur at AlphaCode Explore who is passionate about making a change in broader society. Before his entrepreneurial journey, he was a management consultant at Ernst & Young. He studied a BA in International Relations & Politics at the University of Witwatersrand and a PDM at Wits Business School. His efforts in the entrepreneurship space led to him being selected as a participant in the Latam Impact Program in Medellin Colombia.

Precious Mmofsoa

Improvement Lead

Precious Mmofsoa supply Management Specialist at ABInBev Africa. Have over 5 years of working experience in process engineering, operational management, and continuous improvement aimed at cost reduction, conservation of natural resources, career development, and growth. Hold an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, a Diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (United Kingdom), Certificate in Project Management Foundations from University of Cape Town (GetSmarter) and currently doing Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering at University of Witwatersrand.

Percival Mabunda


Percival Mabunda is our intern. He is a 2nd year Information Systems and Business student at Nelson Mandela University. He believes that the youth should be given opportunities to discover their talents.2nd-year