Thulani Masebenza    is an entrepreneur at AlphaCode Explore who is passionate about making a change to 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 participate in the Latam Impact Program in Medellin Colombia

Co-founder & head of business dev.


Monewa Matlwa      is one of the youngest leaders at ABInbev, who strives to have a structured and dynamic mind-set - bringing both science and business practices to ensure organizational goals and people development are on track and front of mind. He is extremely passionate about empowering teams through continuous improvement in order achieve KPI's. He is a social entrepreneur focused on bridging the gap of youth unemployment and connecting young bright minds to tomorrow’s opportunities. 

Co-founder & ceo


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.

head of partnerships

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Zandile Masehela is a Sensory Panelist at the University of Pretoria. She has experience in quality assurance, curatorship, sensory evaluation, public speaking, music directing, event management and administration. She is a Public Management graduate of the University of Pretoria School of Public Management and Administration. Zandile is passionate about living on purpose for purpose, impacting young and old, in business, education, health, politics and finance.


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Tebogo Mphahlele  is an aspiring Chartered Accountant who studied a Bachelor of Accounting degree at the University of Johannesburg and is currently doing her postgraduate studies in Accounting. She is a Golden Key member, the Founder of Lead YoungSA and Women Network Africa, a Course Curator at Pocketfin South Africa and current Miss Mamelodi Sundowns Gauteng Princess. She is passionate about inspiring and implementing change in every aspect of their life as well as in the lives of those around. 

Finance and Public Relations

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Nyiko Mathebula is a legal professional specialising in the Competition and Data Privacy practice areas with further experience in Labour and Employment law. He holds Bachelor degrees in Sports Science and Law from the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, respectively. Nyiko is passionate about people and seeks to leverage his skills and experience to contribute towards investing in and guiding the people of today, to build a better society for tomorrow.

legal and Governance