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Democracy doesn't work without you | Kgomotso Mokoena | TEDxTableMountain
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Added Jun 30, 2016
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Kgomotso tackles the tricky subject of voting in post-colonial Africa by highlighting its fragility, fragmentation in South Africa. By emphasising the importance of democracy Kgomotso shows us who holds the real power to affect change on a national and therefore societal level.

Kgomotso is a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and CEO SpreadLuv, a non-profit organisation which provides career guidance to learners at under-resourced schools. She has worked as a legal researcher for former Justice Kate O’Regan, current Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and the late former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson of the Constitutional Court. She is a fellow of both Brightest Young Minds and the African Leadership Initiative. She is also the 2014 recipient of the Inyathelo Youth in Philanthropy Award in addition to being named one of Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young People to Watch in 2015. Kgomotso holds a diploma in Social Entrepreneurship from GIBS and practiced as an attorney at Cheadle Thompson Haysom Inc in Johannesburg for 4 years. Kgomotso holds a BA in Political Science and Law, an LLB and an LLM in IP and Media Laws, all from Wits. She has most recently been appointed as a member of the Charities Aid South Africa Board of Directors.

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