Meet the Team
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DR. THABO PITSE - National CEO
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TERRY TLOPO – National Coordinator
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FANIE PRETORIUS – National Chief Operations Officer
I am Fanie Pretorius and began my career in education as a high school Economic and Management Sciences teacher in 2002 in Welkom, South Africa, where I am currently the subject head. I am the mentor of the SAGE teams which participated in the World Championships three times
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MATHAPELO NKATE – Alumni Coordinator and Eastern Cape Provincial Coordinator
I am Mathapelo Nkate. I am a 21 year old career driven young woman who is currently doing her 3rd and final year of a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. I have always had the passion of making passive income and coming up with new innovative business ideas that is when I knew that Entrepreneurship is my calling.
Provincial Coordinators
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RETLAMETSWE LOSABA – Western Cape
I am Retlametswe Losaba better known as “Tlami”. I am a 21 year old ambitious philanthropist who is currently a 4th year Medical student at the University of Stellenbosch. As much as I am academic, I am also very passionate about entrepreneurship, hence my involvement with SAGE since 2009 till present. I am driven and enjoy participating is sports and having robust dialogues with different people. I am all about making a difference and empowering women
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ALUWANI CHOKOE – Gauteng
I am Aluwani Chokoe, currently studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Johannesburg. I have engulfed student activism and the advocacy of Women’s Rights which was inspired by The Make It Happen Foundation SA, a non-profit organisation that is aimed at the betterment of young people, that I founded, and still director of, in 2012
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TSHEPISO KGOMO – Gauteng
I am Tshepiso Kgomo, a vibrant young woman, currently working at Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) under the Aids Office as monitoring and evaluation officer. I am passionate about entrepreneurship and having an impact in the change of the world’s economy. I believe that I will be an asset in the program as some of my key attributes include my willingness and ability to learn. Learning is a constant and challenging process and I consider myself to be a Coordinator of choice.
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THENDO MUDAU – Gauteng
I Thendo Mudau, a young mind with great ambitions of being a global entrepreneur. I am very social and I love helping where I can, which is why I was inspired to study Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering at the University of Witwatersrand. I love challenges, and this lead to my involvement in a lot of competitions while I was still in high school: The German-South Africa year of science, DeBeers English Olympiad, Eskom Science Expo
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MPUMELELO PHUNGULA - KwaZulu-Natal
I am Mpumelelo Phungula. I am passionate about justice and development and driven by the desire to be a positive change agent for the realisation of these two ideals. I am currently employed by the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs as an Assistant Director (Consumer Advisor).
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XICHAVO ADVICE “RAS” MATHEBANE – Mpumalanga and Limpopo
I am Xichavo Advice Mathebane, better known as “Ras”. I strive for excellence in all spheres and a firm believer of personal investment and development. I describe myself as a born leader who’s passionate about entrepreneurship and interested in anything business related, hence I have completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program, NQF Level 5
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AFRIKA MOKHOSI – Northern Cape
I am Afrika Mokhosi, I am a 20 year old who is currently studying towards a Higher Certificate in Economics and Management Sciences at the University of South Africa. I am very skilled in drawing, I am a motivator and absolutely skilled in the art of listening. I apparently give the best advice. Besides being an anime expert amongst other things, I am most interested and well informed about business developments programs, trading, investments and the stock exchange.
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LETLHOGONOLO PHUTIEAGAE – North West
I am Letlhogonolo Phutieagae, a young lady currently pursuing a Bachelor of Accounting degree. I describe myself as someone who has a great sense of humour, with the ability of getting my point across very well, with a love for excellence and unwavering commitment. A person who accepts a situation as it and is prepared to deal with it accordingly as a realist, this is who I am. I always make the best of what is within my reach or control.
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LESALA KHESENG – Free State
I am Lesala Khetheng, a Mechatronics Engineering Student at the University of South Africa. I am passionate about the use of technology in Entrepreneurship to close the poverty gap around the globe. I am an Electronics Teacher and a computer enthusiast. While coaching debating and Basketball, I am also a mentor at the Junior City Council in my community. Through my involvement with SAGE, I seek to help develop entrepreneurial leaders with the goal of shaping Africa, the mother continent.