Our team consists of many different people who are passionate and eager to see the youth of South Africa thrive and take full advantage of every opportunity and open door that presents itself. Their tireless commitment and dedication to our cause is evident in their passion and involvement in every aspect of our programme. From the administration and enrolments to the mentoring and assistance each team member gives, their commitment in unwavering and value never questioned.

FOUNDER & CHAIRPERSON

STEVEN ZWANE

Steven holds a BSc. Computer Science (Zululand University, S.A), MBA (Durham, UK). Steven Zwane (previously Mavundla) has defied extreme odds in a journey that has seen him scale the corporate ladder from selling basic necessities at pension payout points to a senior executive at Barclays Africa Group Limited.

Fueled by his life-long mission to help others reach their full potential, he founded the innovative and award-winning YLED (Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Programme) in partnership with PAPO Communications. Through PAPO Communications and YLED, Steven has been involved in developing leaders in partnership with high-profile organisations since 2004, benefiting over 5 000 young people across the country and earning himself the sought after Nelson Mandela Scholarship in recognition of his selflessness and Ubuntu values.

WE’RE DOING IT TOGETHER

WITH A DEDICATED TEAM

Faith Moeletsane

Deputy Chairperson


YLED 2008 Graduate, BA: Psychology & Media (Wits, 2012), Postgraduate Diploma in Management Graduate (Wits Business School, 2013)

Thabo Isaac Serame

Treasurer


YLED 2008 Graduate, BA in Organisational Psychology, Honours in Social Anthropology (Wits, 2011 & 2012), PDM (Wits Business School, 2013), Brand SA Play Your Part Ambassador, Social Entrepreneur

Tebang Ntsasa

Secretary


YLED 2009 Graduate, NQF Level 7 (ENVC) Certificate in Entrepreneurship Development (Wits Business School, 2014), NQF Level 4 Certificate in Entrepreneurship Development – New Venture Creation (2014, Wits Business School), Social Entrepreneurship Programme Delegate, Gordon Institute of Business Science, 2015

Palesa Lepule

Deputy Treasurer


Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.); LLB