THABILE MASHOLOGU

Founder and Director

Head of Social Impact

Thabile Mashologu is the founder and chairperson of Muse Afrika, a non-profit company which seeks to fight Gender-Based Violence through the stimulation of conversation, the education of the youth and the sourcing of necessary resources. Thabile has had a long standing track record in various youth leadership roles which include being Roedean School’s representative on the Johannesburg Junior Council, being a member of Roedean’s student representative council and heading the school’s transformation committee. In this capacity in particular, Thabile spear-headed various initiatives towards inter-school collaboration on issues of transformation. Thabile in her high school years also established Dear South Africa, a social media platform to encourage open and honest dialogue to educate participants on issues of transformation. By the end of her high school career Thabile had achieved a following of over 2 000 people on the Dear South Africa platform. Thabile is currently studying towards a BA degree, majoring in economics and politics. She continues in her passion for social change through her involvement in the United Nations Association of South Africa’s UCT chapter where she heads the events portfolio.

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LEAH PILLAY

Director

Head of Outreach and Administration

Leah Pillay is a Director and Head of Outreach and Administration of Muse Afrika, a non-profit company that seeks to fight Gender-Based Violence through the stimulation of conversation, the education of the youth, and the sourcing of necessary resources. Leah is passionate about giving back to the community and helping others, one heart at a time. Whenever Leah is needed she is quick to assist and often puts the needs of others above her own. Proverbs 19:17 says “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” Leah is a firm believer that there is good in everyone and that everyone has the potential to be great in life. Leah stands by the fact that the youth has the power to make a change in the world and in their lives. She hopes that with the help of Muse Afrika this power can be harnessed and used effectively for the better. Leah is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Motion Picture Medium at AFDA, majoring in Film Producing. She has high hopes that her creative degree will help bring to light the needs of the world and educate others on the importance of togetherness.

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SEBABATSO MADIBU

Director

Head of Finance

Reabetswe is an incredibly driven and hardworking young woman who is studying an Economic Science degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in order to understand the allocation of resources in our society and use this knowledge to help build systems that support economically excluded minorities such as women in the South African context. She is rooted in practicing empathy and compassion among her peers and within her community. She also harbors an extreme passion for social issues in relation to human nature and hopes to contribute to Muse Afrika by supporting women and changing the patriarchal landscape of South Africa and the world.

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KAGO MOTLHABANI

Head of Social Impact

Kago Motlhabani is a bright young woman currently studying towards a BSc in Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand. Kago believes in the power of community and conversation and, through Muse Afrika, hopes to help build a strong and supportive community of individuals who are passionate about seeing a change in their country and the world. As Head of Social impact, Kago hopes to have, and help spark, interesting conversations where every story and voice can be heard. Though Kago has high hopes for Muse Afrika’s impact, she also believes that even if Muse Afrika only inspires one person, that is one more person in the world fighting for change than before the emergence of Muse Afrika, and that is a huge victory.

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CHITONTHOZO BANDA

Head of Social Impact

Chitonthozo Banda is a compassionate Zambian woman who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Economics and Finance at the University of the Witwatersrand. Chitonthozo believes that part of her purpose is to create an impact through different methods and means in order to uplift and improve the lives of others. Chitonthozo is a socially-conscious individual that tries to constantly educate herself on the current social climate. Chitonthozo believes that Muse Afrika has the potential to stimulate conversations that will encourage people to question their own beliefs and biases and become more open and empathetic towards the realities that others face. Chitonthozo believes that through the many initiatives that Muse Afrika will pursue, Muse Afrika has the potential to create a positive impact in South Africa.

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