Young Professionals Network
The YPN is a newly established branch of IFH, which we view as integral to the development of the organisation and central building our capacity to achieve our aims. InkuluFreeHeid believes its members’ growth and development throughout their lifetime can play a critical role in the success of the organisation. Through our shared relationships we enhance our impact. Together we can achieve this by:
On 21 September 2013, InkuluFreeHeid organised the Live Global Moment from South Africa with Peace One Day, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Department of Arts & Culture to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rivonia trials that led to the incarceration of Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada. According to an independent McKinsey & Company Report, 470 million people in 200 countries across the world were aware of Peace Day 2013. The Live Global Moment was broadcast live from Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg, reaching an estimated global audience of 18-million, and featuring a panel that included Mr Ahmed Kathrada, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, Ms Kay Sexwale, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba.
An accredited short course about democracy and citizenship is hosted by the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development in collaboration with InkuluFreeHeid. The course was launched in 2013 and explores the concepts of democracy and citizenship in the context of South Africa and Africa. The theoretical elements of the course is complemented with a practical component. Participants are encouraged the engage as active citizens in democratic processes in local communities and to acknowledge accountability for their continues role in the development and democratisation of South Africa. In 2015, the course will be offered at the University of Cape Town and other university campuses.
Attracted by the notion of a non-partisan political movement, Rehana joined InkuluFreeHeid in 2012 and has enjoyed being part of this dynamic, multi-layered organisation of incredible young people. Born and bred in Cape Town, she received her BSocSci, majoring in History, Economics and Sociology in 2013 from the University of Cape Town and is currently doing her MA in Historical Studies as part of the Archives and Public Culture research unit at UCT. Youth development and active citizenry have been fundamental to her numerous endeavours as part of student governance, community engagements and cultural exchange programmes.
Attracted by the notion of a non-partisan political movement, Rehana joined InkuluFreeHeid in 2012 and has enjoyed being part of this dynamic, multi-layered organisation of incredible young people. Born and bred in Cape Town, she received her BSocSci, majoring in History, Economics and Sociology in 2013 from the University of Cape Town and is currently doing her MA in Historical Studies as part of the Archives and Public Culture research unit at UCT. Youth development and active citizenry have been fundamental to her numerous endeavours as part of student governance, community engagements and cultural exchange programmes. Rehana is based in the Western Cape.
Courtney is a student at Stellenbosch University, completing a BA in Development & Environment. She is motivated and inspired by people, cultures and the environment, which has pushed her to aspire towards a positive, active role in the sustainable and equitable development of South Africa. As IFH strives to mobilise people to become masters of their own destiny, and aims to help the country achieve its full potential as a global economic, innovation and moral leader – she believes that joining the leadership of InkuluFreeHeid is one of many vital actions towards achieving that aspiration. Courtney is based in the Western Cape.
Sesethu obtained an undergraduate degree in Media, Communication and Culture and recently completed an Honours programme in Corporate Communication at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). In 2015, she is continuing her studies and pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration at the NMMU Business School. Sesethu has been and still is involved in Youth Development and active citizenship within the NMMU institution. She is the Marketing Officer for the Faculty of Engineering. She has participated and led in a number of projects inside and outside the institution which has lead her to being commissioned to facilitate other roles in various entities such as the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD). She hopes to encourage the young people of South Africa to engage with the social issues that they are facing and be informed on how to exert positive and sustainable change. Sesethu is based in the Eastern Cape.
Driven by a passion for people and seeing them fully realize their potential, Thabo was born in Umthatha (EC) 1988 and later relocated with his parents to Harding (KZN). Thabo has a strong rural grounding and became involved in InkuluFreeHeid during the pre-launch stages of the movement. His involvement at a grassroots and developmental level has have proven to him that “fundamental change is possible” through vehicles that instigate radical pragmatism while remaining true to issues that affect the youth and the poor over the long term, and that IFH has the potential to be amongst the most successful of these vehicles. Being elected to the NWG, Thabo hopes to be the bridge between grassroots activity/thought and some of the high-minded thinking that has taken to movement to global stages. Thabo, professionally and academically, has a strong background in architecture, having qualified and worked in the industry for over two years - he is currently pursuing a multidisciplinary entrepreneurial trajectory. Thabo is based in the Eastern Cape.