Vodacom’s people are dedicated to Connecting for Good, and making the world a better place. And perhaps none more so than Tankiso Motaung and Dzunani Mathebula, who have been named among the 100 Mandelas of the Future.
In celebration of Mandela’s 100th birthday, Media24 launched the 100 Mandelas of the Future campaign, honouring 100 young people who are doing incredible things to change South Africa and live Madiba’s legacy.
Thousands were nominated from all walks of life, and among the 100 finally chosen are two Vodacom employees. We spoke to them about the causes they are passionate about and their inspiration.
Making dreams come true
Many people may remember a photo that went viral on Facebook in 2015, of a young electrical engineering graduate standing at the traffic lights on Grayston Drive, Joburg, with a placard asking for employment. That graduate was Tankiso Motaung, and he is now excelling in his new job after Vodacom offered him the opportunity to prove his skills.
The idea to stand at the lights came after months of looking for employment, equipped with a BTech from Central University of Technology in the Free State. Tankiso borrowed money to travel to Gauteng, staying with a friend in Pretoria and travelling to Sandto...