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Palesa Mahlatji

Palesa is a former banker turned into tech enthusiast empowering teachers to prepare students for the jobs of tommorow by equiping them with digital literacy skills and resources that they need to gain employment opportunities in the fourth industrial revulotion she has been able to grow the business annually her work has been recognized by several stakeholders In 2016 she was awarded with the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (Mdantsane) heroes’ award for young person of the year In 2017 she was part of the Red Bull Amaphiko academy and Ygap/spark international Accelerator. In 2017 she was awarded with the Youth in ICT Award, won the 2017 Engen pitch and polish (Umtata), GIBS Festival of ideas.

2018 she was the only candidate selected from South Africa to represent the country at the Start-Up of the Year Africa competition where she won the start-up of the year PWC- Jury Award. She is a Young African Leaders (YALI) Mandela Washington Alumni where she received an opportunity to learn Business and entrepreneurship in the USA at the University of Notre Dame.

Upon returning from the fellowship she was awarded with the SAB innovation development award. won at the GAP ICT Innovation Hub for the solar lab in a bag, and was selected by the African Women Innovation and entrepreneurship forum (AWEIF) as one of the young women to watch out for in 2019. In 2019 she will be part of the Gratitude network a USA based organisation that cultivates talent of business owners with a high growth potential. She is part of the TEDX online programme for 100 ideas, 100 millennials for TEDXJohannesburg and has been awarded an opportunity to collaborate with a fellow in Kenya on how they can partner and integrate the solar lab in a bag in Africa and the world.