Sipho Nghona

National spokesperson, Congress of the People Youth Movement

Sipho Nghona came into the public eye as the national spokesperson of Congress of the People's Youth Movement, when he represented the party's youth at public debates in the run-up to this year's general election. A lawyer by profession, he is a partner of Mindcor Executive Search, a recruitment company focused on sourcing high calibre executives, senior and middle management. Nghona is a founder member of the Black Management Forum's young professionals and served as its inaugural deputy chairperson in 2007. In the same year, he served in the Gauteng youth legislature. Nghona was on the team that discussed and finalised the establishment of the National Youth Development Agency before the draft was presented to the National Assembly. He was also a member of the African Youth Front against Xenophobia, a youth body spearheaded by the ANC Youth League consisting of youth from various political formations, business and entertainment to fight xenophobia. � Mmanaledi Mataboge

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