Managing Team

Thami is an entrepreneur, speaker and student at Wits University. He was the Founding President of Wits Public Speaking Academy (Afrospeak), the first university public speaking academy in South Africa. He also served on the executive committee of the Wits Debating Union, and represented the Union on numerous platforms. He ranked second best speaker at the National Universities Debate Championships 2015. And he was a finalist at the National Universities Debate Championships 2013. Thami's time at Wits was also spent in student leadership. In 2014, he was elected as a member of Wits Student Representative Council. He was re-elected in 2015, receiving the most votes. He went on to be a contestant on SABC 1's One Day Leader Season 4; his performance on the show made him a source of inspiration and guidance for many young South Africans. He is an alumnus of the Brightest Young Minds Summit 2016. Thami is completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences and International Relations at Wits University.

Thami Pooe

Managing Director

Bongani fondly describes himself as a full-time uncle. And although that is an incredible gift, we take equal pride in his debating, public speaking and leadership talents. Bongani recently served as the Vice-President of the Wits Debating Union. Previously he served as the President of Wits Public Speaking Academy (AfroSpeak). He has received numerous honours since joining the Wits Debating Union in 2014. He is the Pan African Universities Debating and Public Speaking Champion 2016/17. And he is the Jozi Rumble Debating Champion 2017. He is also an enthusiastic entrepreneur, having co-founded Tshimong and tech platform, Campus Plug in the past two years. Bongani completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and History, and is currently completing his Honours in Development Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Busi describes herself as a feminist. During her study at the University of Cape Town, she served as the President of Lean In at the University of Cape Town, the first official Lean In Chapter in Africa. Her involvement in women's movements dates back to 2011 when she was involved in the building of V-Girls, a global anti-violence movement. In the same year, she was invited to speak about her V-Girls work at the TEDWomen conference in New York City. In 2013 she was invited to do a follow-up talk at the TEDxUCT conference in Cape Town. Busi has represented South African youth on various platforms. In 2016 she was selected for an internship at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators in Washington DC. In 2014 she was a delegate at the One Young World Summit in Dublin. In 2012 she was a delegate of the 2020 Education Summit in Oxford. And in 2011 she attended the V-Girls Action Team Gathering in New York City.