Bright Hlongwane, 22, is to represent South Africa at the 2019 United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum in New York, 8-9 April.
A self-made entrepreneur is currently the CEO of his own media company and serves on several boards. It has all started with him being accepted into the Stanford University’s TrepCamp Advanced Programme in 2017. The programme was specially designed to develop entrepreneurial skills.
Hlongwane is also the recipient of the KwaZulu-Natal Young Achievers’ award.
His speech is expected to shed light on youth participation in decision making.
“We need more young ministers. Malaysia has a minister who is 26. We need to be part of decisions for our future,” he claimed.
Hlongwane hopes to make South Africa proud and plans to achieve his dream of seeing the country filled with more job makers rather than job seekers.