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.
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.