Ms Sibusisiwe Lucia Mtshake is a graduate of Nelson Mandela University with a BA majoring in Geography and Psychology. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Bed Honours in Education Management, Law, and Policy from the University of Pretoria, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) from Nelson Mandela University Business School.
She is an activist and participated in various leadership roles on campus at NMU between 2006 to 2022: EDHE (Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education) Lekgotla main MC held at the Boardwalk Convention Centre hosted by the Nelson Mandela University, July 2022. Madibaz YouthLab, facilitator for the book launch of Ms Jackie Phamotse Bare IV: Mercy – August 2022. Madibaz Sports Awards MC held at the Indoor Sports Centre – South Campus, October 2022.
She was a Peer Helper, was part of the Mr. & Ms NMMU Local Organizing Committee in 2007, RAG Community Development Subcommittee 2007, African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Regional Executive Committee (REC) Introduced Tokyo Sexwale as the Guest Speaker at the African National Congress Youth League’s Fundraising Gala Dinner 2007, RAG Secretary General 2008, AIESEC External Relations Sub Committee 2008, Student Governance and Development Societies Merit Awards Programme Director 2008, Peer Conversation HIV & AIDS Conference Guest Speaker 2008, Matric Peer Capacity Building Workshop Mentor hosted by Businesswomen’s Association & NEDBANK supported by Die Burger.
As a young person, my hope for South Africa is that we capitalize on skills enhancement. We must ignite our TVET Colleagues to respond to the skills deficit amongst the youth as well as boost those that do. We must encourage an entrepreneurial spirit for job creation. Fundamentally more than anything to ensure that the youth is not idle.