- SABC 1 television show One Day Leader helps boost the youth of South Africa and make them into leaders
- Zongezile Qeba won the show and is making waves as a remarkable young leader
- Zongezile is a leader in his own community and has started an agricultural business as well as a program to teach children to exercise their brains with chess
Zongezile was crowned as the winner of One Day Leader because he exhibited the qualities that the judges were looking for.
He is willing to take action to make a change in South Africa. He has a positive attitude and clear vision of what he wants to achieve.
Zongezile is passionate about agriculture and farming and in 2017 he registered his company The V-Farm Partnership.
The V stands for Verdwaal. The aim of the company is to partner those with resources to farm so they can build something.
Currently, the business has a piece of land in the North West and Zongezile wants to do more research and have his first harvest later this year.
Zongezile has also started a project that aims to teach children in primary schools how to play chess - Mind Your Chess. The children are doing really good and making him proud.
Zongezile hopes to further build on his leadership and communication skills. He wants to tell the untold stories of South Africa.
To inspire children for townships and rural areas is very important to Zongezile. He wants the youth to know that their backgrounds don't define their destiny.
One Day Leader is a South African TV show that focuses on honing the leadership skills of 6 young South Africans. The show also dives into the social, political and economic issues that our societies face every day.
From this show emerges the responsible and influential possible future leaders of our country. One of these young visionaries is Zongezile Qeba, a young man from a fairly small village in the North West called Verdwaal.
Zongezile gained many followers when he proved himself on the show.
Zongezile entered the One Day Leader competition because he felt an urgency to address the issues of people in rural areas and townships.
He is a leader in his own community and felt he could learn more and teach more through a platform like One Day Leader.
Zongezile made it to the top 20 of One Day Leader in 2015 but couldn't make it to the debate because he had an important exam on the same day.
Thanks to platforms like One Day Leader, the South African youth are groomed and moulded into responsible and capable young leaders - something that South Africa can do with.
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