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Country Of Origin

South Africa


Rekgotsofetse Chikane has been involved in youth development for the past four years. He is currently the national president of InkuluFreeHeid, a non-partisan youth-led organization that works to enhance social cohesion, deepen democracy, and create solutions to socio-economic problems. He has worked on youth-focused policy development at both a national and regional level and continues to host active citizen workshops. Rekgotsofetse has been a Mandela Rhodes Scholar and is a current board member of the South Africa-Washington International Program. He is currently completing is master’s in Management at the University of Witwatersrand's School of Governance. On completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Rekgotsofetse plans to further establish InkuluFreeHeid as a leading youth-focused policy development organization in South Africa.