2018 was a year of personal growth. While I graduated from UCT, 90% of the things I learnt came from outside the gates of the university:

– I interned at various businesses in both strategic and marketing departments. The most rewarding was at Nando’s South Africa and Nfinity, where I got to learn from the likes of Doug Place, John Sikiotis and Ken Varejes.

– I attended a bunch of different conferences on anything from leadership to tech. Almost without fail, I was the youngest person there. At AfricaCom, I got to meet the awesome duo of Sharron L McPherson and Margaret O’Connor (who are both now mentors).

– I helped out a few friends with their start-up ventures. It was here that I was fortunate enough to collaborate with the likes of Seko Buthelezi and Gift Lubele.

– I then found myself in an exciting space where I was engaging with and learning from the likes of Ntsako Mgiba and Anda Ngcaba.

Zolile Ngengebule, Matthew Mercouris and I then decided to pursue our own start-up venture (which I hope to share with you soon).

Looking ahead at 2019: I have been granted an opportunity to move to Dublin (Ireland) in May to work for a company that I’ve only dreamed of joining.

So as I sit down and set my goals for the year ahead, this is my theme: 2019 = EXPONENTIAL LEARNING

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