Atlholang Pooe

If I were elected mayor: I would focus on improving our education system and conduct research on the reasons behind high school and tertiary drop-outs. Atlholang is a leader in his community and is developing others as well as himself � and he is just 20 years of age. His dedication and love for his work is inspiring. Before he was appointed a groundBREAKER he was a volunteer mpintshi at Tlamelong Clinic. Each day he travelled from his home in Klipgat, a rural area in the North West, to Mabopane by taxi without any transport allowance. When the cross-border municipal transitions were completed, he was appointed the first groundBREAKER in Klipgat, where he initiated loveLife programmes. He was able to establish many partners in the area, and even had one company issuing certificates and prizes to the best-performing mpintshi on a bi-monthly basis. Atlholang is a guy with initiative who has big dreams that will most certainly come true. He has never flown in a plane before but he sees himself travelling the world and opening his own tourism company. He has plans to develop Klipgat and mar- ket it across the country as a cultural and entertainment destination. In the mean- time Atlholang is studying, working, volunteering and planning to make his move.

Lunch spot: Matshola; Marks Place, Mabopane township