Bokang Lemaoana is studying for a BSc in logistics engineering at the Nationale Hogeschool voor Toerisme en Verkeer (NHTV) in the Netherlands. He describes himself as an altruist, a speaker, a poet, and an avid writer, with a wealth of experience in hospitality, banking and retail. He has a passion for publishing and writing; his most recent book is entitled Are you the Right Mind, Heart or Limbs for that Business? It is available on Amazon and other online bookstores alongside his two poetry anthologies A Journey to Nowhere and A Poet’s Grave Sin. He describes himself as a writer first, and he is already planning a book on logistics.
In 2016 he established Kabrio Technologies, which provides specialised IT services, solutions and products. In 2017, he co-established a company called Chronicle Ink under the entrepreneurship honours track he currently follows at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. Earlier in the year, Lemaoana won Best Idea for his African publishing house business idea in the 2017 NHTV Start-up Festival, where students get to pitch their start-ups or ideas to industry experts, fellow students and academic teams.
As a wordsmith, Lemaoana has shared the stage with poets such as Don Mattera, Napo Masheane, Masoja Msiza and the poet-rapper, ProVerb, and has recited prose and poetry all over South Africa. A great ambassador for South Africa, Lemaoana is on the board of the Erasmus Student Network, a non-profit international student organisation that represents students from across the globe. — Sifiso Buthelezi
Founder, Kabrio Technologies