Thandolwethu Xongo


“Here is a tree rooted in African soil, nourishedwith waters from the rivers of Africa. Come andsit under its shade and become, with us, theleaves of the same branch and the branches of thesame tree”

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe


I am a young visionary from a small village townin Eastern Cape who has always been passionateabout touching lives and being able to participatein the process to eradicate the variety of scourgesthat continue to plague our societies. My keeninterest is on leadership and socially responsibleentrepreneurship where everyone wins,particularly the historically excluded section ofour society from economic participation. Mybelief is that African problems need Africansolutions. I owe my being and world view touMakhulu wam (my grandmother) who continuesto be my pillar and cistern of knowledge.


  • Bachelor of Commerce(BCom) in Economics
  • FinanceBCom (Hons) in Economics


  • UKZN Finance Society President, 2020 –Present
  • UKZN SRC, Westville Campus Finance Officer,2019 – 2020
  • UKZN Finance Society Vice President, 2019
  • UKZN Finance Society CSR, 2018Oval Residence House Committee Treasurer, 2018