Register Now! – enke: State of The Nation Dialogue Session

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enke: Make Your Mark would like to invite YOU to our inaugural enke: State of the Nation Dialogue Session on Saturday 28 September 2013. Panelists at the event will include Amukelani Mayimele, Ayabonga Cawe, Calvin Makhubela, Khadija Patel and Lesley Masibi – dynamic young people with a shared vision for a brighter future for South Africa.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage and interact with these five inspirational individuals as they discuss issues, matters and themes that are currently influencing young South Africans, guided by the key question:

What is the current state of the nation
and how does it impact young South Africans, today?”

To secure your spot, please register by sending an email to more [at] enke [dot] co [dot] za with the subject title “enke: State of The Nation Dialogue Session” by 5:00pm on Thursday 26 September 2013. Space is limited, so don’t delay!

Date:                                Saturday 28 September 2013
Time:                               1:45pm – 4:00pm
Venue:                             7th Floor Heerengracht Building, 87 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, JHB
Entry requirements:  Be 18 – 35 years of age with a passion for making a difference and social change.


Panelist Bios:

Amukelani Mayimele:  She is the founder of youth led development agency Zayrah, an organisation that seeks to alleviate poverty and motivate and inspire Africans.  Amukelani ‘s passion lies in post-conflict reconstruction, as well as providing African solutions to the African people.

Ayabonga Cawe:  He is Chairman of the Young Economists for Africa, a youth initiative aimed at offering alternative approaches in economic policy on the African continent. Calvin is also a poet and a writer and has written regularly for online youth platforms on a range of social and economic issues.

Calvin Makhubela: He is the founding member of Tosaca Rising, an organisation seeking to promote the culture and mind-set of entrepreneurship within the foundational stages of education. Calvin considers entrepreneurship as one of the primary ways in which to alleviate poverty and youth unemployment in the world.

Khadija Patel: She is a journalist and columnist with The Daily Maverick, an online South African publication. An English and Arabic graduate, Khadija specializes in writing about  international relations, human rights, women and politics, with a shifting focus from South Africa to Africa, to the rest of the world.

Lesley Masibi: He established the Lesley Masibi Leadership Foundation which is aimed at developing leadership skills amongst young people and providing tools that will assist them to become effective leaders . Lesley is also a chemical engineering graduate, as well as the winner of the first season of the SABC1 reality competition One Day Leader.


  • I also have passion for making the positive impact in my community. I have drawn a plan help the around my community. I would like to know if you are able to assist and mentor me to implement this plan

  • Hello Surprise, it’s great that you have come up with a plan to have a positive impact within your community.

    I can’t guarantee that we will be able to assist, but please email us through your idea and take it from there: more@enke.co.za

    We look forward to hearing from you!

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