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WikiMzansi is South Africa's free online information resource profiling the continent's prominent leaders.

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Wendy Silinyana

Wendy Silinyana is firstly a connector, a futurist, a strategic thinker, an activator, an intellect, a contributor and focus driven Social Entrepreneur with over 12 years hands on experience in a number of fields. A driven self-starter who established her own company, Virtue Business Solutions in 2009, a social enterprise development and business support services with the… read more »

Kiara Ramklass

Kiara Ramklass is an exceptional candidate for the Forty under 40 Awards. As the founder and leader of the social enterprise, Marimba Jam, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship, and a deep commitment to uplifting communities in South Africa. What sets Kiara apart is her genuine passion for promoting cultural understanding and bridging the socio-economic… read more »

Unathi Sonti

Unathi Sonti started as a peer educator through the loveLife program in year 2000 and then in 2001 he became part of the first loveLife GroundBREAKERS Cohort, the skills he acquired from such a program laid a foundation that led him to venture into a number of businesses or programs. Coming from humble beginnings, Unathi… read more »

Fidaah Edries

Fidaah Edries is a Registered Counselor. Life coach. Youth development specialist. 2nd Dan black belt kickboxing. Muay Thai coach. MMA coach. Blue belt jiujitsu. He works hard every day to motivate and empower others, from children to women to elders. He works every day and only gets to spend time with his family on Sundays…. read more »

Samantha Wright

Sam “Tech Girl” Wright is a South African woman making a global impact in a male dominated industry. She holds a BA Journalism Degree majoring in Politics from the University of Johannesburg as well as a BA Honours Degree in Media Studies from UNISA. She started her career as a sub-editor in the News Room… read more »

Daniel Quinta

Daniel Quinta deserves to be nominated for the Forty under 40 awards in the category of sport due to his exceptional achievements, dedication, and impact in the sporting world. Here are the key reasons why he stands out: 1. Leadership: Daniel has demonstrated remarkable leaderahip in his role as CEO of Accelerate, working hand in… read more »

Darshani Persadh

With over 15 years of experience as an e-Technology expert with extensive practice in helping businesses stay secure, Darshani Ranjith Persadh is a highly accomplished engineer and is currently the Technical Co-founder of DARJYO, an emerging technology R&D startup with a key focus in; Cloud, AI, Data Science, the Internet of things, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, 5G… read more »

Ulrico Grech-Cumbo

Ulrico is an entrepreneur, conservationist, immersive filmmaker, technologist, and public speaker. He has found the intersection of his passion for technology, nature, storytelling, and problem-solving, and used that to create impact for our planet. He is using immersive experiences – virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms, and installations – to help reconnect people to nature and… read more »

Rufaro Mapanda

Rufaro Mapanda is a philosophile, who enjoys being  an academic, entrepreneur, technologist, businessperson, creative and adventurer to the fullest – he was named as one of South Africa’s Top 100 Brightest Young Minds in 2006. He holds a Bachelor with Honours in Finance, Statistics and Economics from the University of Cape Town and is reading… read more »

Arash Rezaei

Arash Rezaei is a young entrepreneur who is driven by a vision to help others to succeed and write their own epic success stories. Someone whose business aims to help others to succeed. Young, startup businesses look for funds and the right partners to help them flourish, grow and succeed. Assisting and helping to establish… read more »

Habib Noorbhai

Prof. Habib Noorbhai is a Professor in Health & Sports Science and Director of the Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technology (BEAHT) Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Prof. Noorbhai is a registered Biokineticist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). He is currently a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher and… read more »

Dr. Boitumelo Ramatsetse

Dr. Boitumelo Ramatsetse is currently a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) in the Office of the Presidency (Republic of South Africa). In addition, he is a Lecturer & NRF Y-Rated Researcher in the Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) as well as Research & Innovation Associate at the Faculty… read more »

Saadiq Effendi

Saadiq Effendi is the Founder and CEO of LIONLEAD, a 100% black-owned Real Estate agency situated in De Waterkant, Cape Town. Saadiq is a graduate of UCT Graduate School of Business where he received a diploma in Management Practice, specialising in business improvement. He spent 10 years working as a Human Resources professional within the… read more »

Feziwe Mpaku

Feziwe Mpaku was born and raised  in Soweto, Senaoane. Her love and passion for construction was cultivated by her parents. She is the Co-founder and CEO of IGBE Pty Ltd which she co-owns with her twin sister-Fezeka Mpaku Her company IGBE Pty is a construction company that focuses on General Building, Civil Works and has… read more »

Mtho Xulu

Mtho Xulu holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). His areas of specialization include Commercial Law and Corporate Governance. After completing his LLB degree, Adv. Xulu was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2011. As… read more »