Mamatsabu Maphike

Mamatsabu Maphike is passionate about the challenges we face as a country but refuses to complain about them — she’d much rather be part of a solution. Believing South Africa’s issues will not be solved by government alone, this chartered accountant left her career as a development banker and co-founded Motheo Chartered Accountants, a firm of young accountants dedicated to building a foundation for sustainability and economic development within South Africa. Under her directorship the business has grown to include offices in North West, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Maphike works with several charity organisations, including women’s lobby group New Faces New Voices and the Isibani Education Fund, and is a mentor at Business Partners and at the Goldman Sachs-Gibs 10 000 Women Certificate Programme. Her grandparents were her biggest inspiration, infusing her with strong moral values and motivating her to leave a meaningful legacy that contributes positively to and changes people’s lives. — Billy Rivers