Guest: Sibongile Mongadi, Founder and overseer of Uku’hamba
Nam’Ngiyakhona Podcast Episode 6: If it’s going to be – it’s up to me.
Nam’Ngiyakhona is the podcast by the E-cubed Initiative of the Department of Education, that is inspiring young people in South Africa to be entrepreneurial. Creating millennial entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurials!
What does it mean to be entrepreneurial? We bring you incredible young people from across the country that are innovating, impacting, and disrupting their space for a better country and world. They are entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, entertainers and academic trailblazers and they are here to share their journey and tell us how they have been entrepreneurial.
This week your host Buntu Majaja has a conversation with Sibongile Mongadi, Founder and overseer of Uku’hamba.
She studied Entrepreneurship at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 3D Printing, Innovation Management and Data Science at the University of Johannesburg, and she is currently enrolled at UNISA to pursue degree in Paper & Pulp Technology. Ms Mongadi has been involved in the Call Centre, Financial Services and Retail sectors for more than 5 years now with companies such as the Ackermans Group, FFG Empowered Consultant, Integricall Insurance Brokers, ML Assets, Eyesure Financial Services.
In the year 2017 Ms Mongadi formed an initiative called Soweto Young Women Empowerment Advocate who believes in the power of transforming societies and drive change worldwide. In 2018 she graduated from an organisation Activate Leadership as she was part of 2 500 young leaders in South Africa driving change.
Some of Ms Mongadi’s accolades and recognitions for her work include:
- Top100 South African Shining Stars in Science and Technology 2019
- Top 50 Inspiring women in stem 2019
- AfricaCom’s Female Innovator of the Year 2019 Finalist
- National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Young Trailblazer 2020
- Top 200 Mail & Guardian Young South Africans 2020
- SEDA Fem-in-Tech Winner 2020