Siphelewe (“Sphesh”) was one of the most influential South Africans I had the pleasure to meet on my first trip here in 2011. She arose from Soweto, an impoverished township outside of Johannesburg. She was determined to break free of the cycle of poverty, tell her story to others, and have a successful career. She has since managed to do all of the above; currently, she is a forerunner of Educo Africa, a nonprofit that targets youth in poverty.
Below is a picture of the Educo Africa headquarters. We visited Sphesh there on July 27th.
It was wonderful to see her again. Our pictures together say a thousand words.