Meet Matlhako Mahapa, a social entrepreneur with a vision to empower youth

Matlhako Mahapa is a social scientist who is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Witwatersrand.

At 26-years old, she is a director at ‘Wise-Up’ Foundation and head of Monitoring and Evaluation at Wisecomms.

As a social entrepreneur Mahapa, started an initiative called Kasi Career which uses the concept as the well known career indaba, with the aim to connect young people in low income areas who are not exposed to global opportunities.

Anybody who is passionate about youth development would actually come to townships and speak to the youth that needs opportunities offered.

Matlhako Mahapa, social scientist

Kasi Career encourages big businesses to invest in youth empowerment, especially in youth that's based in the township rather than giving to people who are already in an advantaged positions.

To hear more of this inspirational talk with Raisibe Matlhako, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Meet Matlhako Mahapa, a social entrepreneur with a vision to empower youth


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