KA­BELO CHABALALA

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Age 27

WHO I AM

I am the chair­per­son and founder of the Young Men Move­ment (YMM). I do mo­ti­va­tional talks un­der the theme #Vil­lageBoyTalks. I’m a so­cial ac­tivist. I am a staunch fem­i­nist, con­tribut­ing to the agenda by be­ing vo­cal about the so­cial­i­sa­tion of young boys, es­pe­cially in tra­di­tional black com­mu­ni­ties. I am a jour­nal­ist, colum­nist and a preacher. I ob­tained my the­ol­ogy cer­tifi­cate from the Jo­han­nes­burg Bi­ble Col­lege.

WHAT I DO

I spend my time in the vil­lage of Pankop (a place I call home), em­pow­er­ing boys to be the next gen­er­a­tion of men to trea­sure. I love writ­ing.

JOUR­NEY SO FAR

Born in the Vil­lage of Pankop, Mpumalanga, at­tended Pri­mary School at Phopolo Pri­mary, I pro­ceeded to Mpoko Maloka Com­bined School, and com­pleted Ma­tric at Ratl­ha­gana High School. Yoh, the hard­est phase of my life was 2009 when I couldn’t go to univer­sity due to lack of funds. Poverty al­most de­fined my self-worth. I am a TUT alumni. Yippee! To­day I am the 2018 Fin­nish Schol­ar­ship win­ner, I will be the only South African rep­re­sen­ta­tive to at­tend the three-week course in Au­gust. I’m also at­tend­ing The Obama Foun­da­tion Lead­er­ship Pro­gramme: Africa in Jo­han­nes­burg in July.

FU­TURE PLANS

To be a renowned so­cial en­tre­pre­neur and build a pro­gres­sive church in South Africa.

WHAT DRIVES ME

I be­lieve that to ob­tain eco­nomic free­dom we have to be so­cially eman­ci­pated and fully com­pre­hend our so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity as a peo­ple.

WHAT I DRIVE

Eish, this is sad, I got into an ac­ci­dent last year in Oc­to­ber, the car was writ­ten off. I got another one in March, guess what, it was writ­ten off. Damn, I miss both cars. In my fu­ture garage I see a Volk­swa­gen Tiguan and Isuzu KB.

ON MY AU­DIO SYS­TEM

Shek­inah’s Suited! I think it is about me and my girl­friend, Puse­letso Khalo, be­cause we are suited.

SA ROADS WOULD BE BET­TER IF

Our roads will be bet­ter if mo­torists stop tex­ting and driv­ing and start in­di­cat­ing.

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