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Koketso Marishane

Koketso Marishane

Social Entrepreneur. Philanthropist.

Born in South Africa

An exploration of the craft of writing, from the perspective of a bibliophile who fancies himself a poet.

Goals: to use progressive and innovative tools to find Africa centred ,gender aligned solutions to achieve global impact

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Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Interview with the Canadian Poet Laureate, Dr. Ste...

in Education: Arts & Culture

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Current Position(s)

Youth Ambassador (2030 Brand Ambassador) | NDP | The Presidency: DPME
Polokwane, South Africa | October 2017 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Co-Coordinator (South Africa) | Advocacy | African Artists Peace Initiative
Johannesburg, South Africa | July 2015 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Youth Officer | Stakeholder Relations | Limpopo ICT Forum
Polokwane, South Africa | March 2014 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

Researcher | Communications and Media | National Digital Repository of South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | July 2009 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Previous Position(s)

Trainer & Facilitator | Youth Development | The Catalyx Foundation
Pretoria, South Africa | July 2017 - September 2017

Academia, Education and Training

Connector (Network Facilitator) | Youth Development | Activate! Change Drivers
Polokwane, South Africa | January 2015 - December 2015

Social Development and Community Services

Facilitator (Camp Steward) | Youth Development | National Department of Sports & Recreation + Love Life
Vendaland, South Africa | October 2015 - October 2015

Academia, Education and Training

Report Writer | Media and Communications | United Nations
Bali, Indonesia | August 2014 - August 2014

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Portfolio Chairperson: | Finance & Stakeholder Relations Management | Organisation of African Youth
Johannesburg, South Africa | May 2013 - December 2014

Social Development and Community Services

Intern | Research and Policy Development | The Trade Collective
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2013 - 2013

Consulting and Project Management

Consultant | Communications | Es'kia Mphahlele Foundation
Polokwane, South Africa | November 2012 - May 2015

Academia, Education and Training

CSI Executive | Community Board | Limpopo Online
Polokwane, South Africa | January 2008 - December 2010

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Advisor to the President | Presidency | Organisation of African Youth
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - May 2013

Social Development and Community Services

Public Relations Chief | Community Board | United Minds for Peace Society
Polokwane, South Africa | 2008 - 2012

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Forum and Events Manager | Communications and Media | City of Polokwane
Polokwane, South Africa | 2007 - 2008

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Provincial Youth Rep and Project Facilitator | Community Board | Business Against Crime
Polokwane, South Africa | 2007 - 2008

Social Development and Community Services

Co-Founder and Director: Marketing and Communications | Communications and Media | Black Writers' Forum
Polokwane, South Africa | 2006 - 2010

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Educational history


Northern Academy High, Polokwane, South Africa (2003)



Brand Ambassador | 2017

Endowment to champion the National Development Plan of South Africa 2030 Vision.

10 Top Outstanding Young Persons in SA (Cultural Achievement - Honorary) | 2017

JCI TOYP program serves to formally recognise young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in the world. This is also part of actively participating in promoting the Africa Union's Agenda 2063 which is a global strategy to optimize the use of Africa's resources for the benefits of all Africans.

Civil Society Leadership (Social Cohesion) | 2017

The award, awarded by the NYDA and The Presidency, recognises individuals leading CSOs.

SA Winner: ICT IDC Datacenter | 2015

SA Winner: IDC & T-Systems Cloud Computing and Data Centre | 2013

Shortlist and nomination

Tomorrow's Leaders Convention Fellow | 2015

Standard Bank Rising Star | 2017

SA Migrants Mkhaya O R Tambo Nominee | 2015

UNAOC Alumnus | 2014

Rising Star | 2014

media exposure

Koketso Marishane | 2013

Koketso Marishane has appeared in many news items as a writer, spokesperson and also in his current capacities.



International Youth Council

Member, July 2014 - September 2017


Activate! Change Drivers

Fellow, January 2014 - present

World Economic Forum

Ambassador, July 2014 - present

White Ribbon South Africa

Ambassador, June 2014 - present


Licensee (Organiser/Convener), March 2014 - present

We bring global TED experience to the community through a combination of live speakers and TED Talk videos.

Ambassador, January 2014 - present

Limpopo Reads Foundation

Co-Founder & Secretary, January 2014 - present

National Eisteddfod Academy

Adjudicator, 2013 - present

Other Activities

National Youth Development Agency

Mentor, January 2016 - present

2015 South African Presidential Poet Laureate

Spokesperson, January 2015 - present

The Enchanting Verses International Literary Review

Editor (Interviews), 2012 - present

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