- Amonge Sinxoto has featured amongst global influential thinkers on a special BBC podcast
- The podcast series featured other esteemed contributors, such as The Pope and The Dalai Lama
- The 18-year-old is social entrepreneur and co-founder of Blackboard Africa as is regarded as an influential thought leader
A remarkable South African teen has made it amongst a panel of esteemed global influential thinkers.
Amonge Sinxoto is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Blackboard Africa, who was named amongst the 100 Most Influential Young South Africans of 2019 by leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media.
The talented 18-year-old has already earned global recognition as an influential thought leader.
Amonge was recently invited by the BBC World Service to imagine the most inspirational and meaningful changes that might result from the Covid-19 pandemic.
She was one of a select group of individuals who contributed to the BBC Rethink podcast.
Briefly.co.za noted that other notable contributors to the Podcast included The Pope, The Dalai Lama, Caleb Femi, Lady Hale, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Andy Murray and the South Korean foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha.
The podcast is made up of a series of short essays sent in by the likes of academics, philosophers, national security advisers, and poets.
Amonge's podcast shone a light on racial prejudice and gender inequality within South Africa and across the globe.
Her powerful message was that nations should apply the same rigour to these issues, as was done to combat the threat of the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Shoni Masutha, who hails from Nzhelele, is one inspiring young woman.
Shoni has also made her mark globally, as she graduated with a Master's degree in sports administration at the Russian International Olympic University.
Masutha also holds several other degrees, including a Masters in public health.
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