Thembiso is a recipient of the Margaret Hirsch Heroine Award 2017, A World Economic Forum Global Shaper, A TEDx Speaker and Spark* International Alumni. Thembiso holds a Bcom Degree in Accounting. She’s spent the past five years evangelizing an industry-wide shift that seeks to prepare South African Youth for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
A calculated risk-taker with deep tech industry knowledge, Thembiso has championed taking computer programming to township and rural areas; her channel incentive models have motivated hundreds of partners locally to not only embrace coding but to make it a necessity in education.
Thembiso is recognized for designing, landing, and leading the strategic workshops that have in the last 14 months impacted 685 scholars, across three provinces with 87.9% of them showing a minimum of 25% increase in their maths and science scores. Throughout her tenure as Founder and Chair of Social Coding, Thembiso has built a reputation for developing business strategies, incubating new business models, and building out channel programs.