Thabang Makgakwe

Youth in Arts, Culture & Sport

Nominee's Province:
Limpopo

Age:
21

Project Name/Description:
Tshweni Empowerment

More info:
https://www.facebook.com/rickyt.makgakwe

Thabang Makgakwe, 21, is a young hero from Dennilton in Limpopo who is popularly known as Thabang wamo Afrika. This young unsung hero’s mission is to empower youth in his community through art project and helping youngsters create brands. He’s a co-founder of two initiatives – Dennilton Talent Show and Tshweni Empowerment. Through Tshweni Empowerment, which was founded in 2019, Makgakwe has been instrumental in opening a space where young people in his community could come showcase their talent. “I realised that youngsters in my community needed to explore their talent. However, due to a lack of opportunities, it is difficult for them to reach for their dreams. I came up with an initiative to drive their vision and that’s how Dennilton Talent Show came about,” says Makgakwe, who is also a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador, a creative director, model and actor. He is a go-getter with big dreams. “Dreams do not become reality through magic. It takes sweat, positivity, determination and hard work to get to the top. I am guiding my peers to reach for the new frontiers, and that makes me aim higher.”

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