Wenzile Madonsela- Msimanga is a democracy defender, an activist and studying towards her LLB and will pursue a Master’s degree in human Rights Law next.

She served as the transformation officer at the Black Lawyers Association in 2015/16 and is currently Company Secretary and Chief Ambassador at the Thuli Madonsela Foundation which seeks to deepen and defend democracy through concerted dialogues, advocacy, research and training.

At the young age of 20, she had already dabbled in politics too as the General Secretary and then later social welfare officer of the University of Pretoria branch of the EFF Student Command. During her term, her branch played an important role in the move towards the insourcing of university workers and the implementation of transformation policies during “Afrikaans must fall” campaign. She was also involved in the research required for Advocate T Madonsela’s book “Our time: No more tea makers”.

While still pursuing her studies, Wenzile is committed to serving her community and relentlessly seeks social justice. She started a Woman’s Leadership Training programme called The Princess Chronicles. The programme trains young women on self-acceptance, living consciously, acting with integrity, living purposefully, being assertive and critically, successfully adapting to the digital revolution and functioning in a global village.

Wenzile is a Co-Founder and Director at Unafundo Pty Ltd, which is a financial service consultancy that supports and develops businesses and entrepreneurs by providing services, skills transfer and an innovative approach to business. Financial and business literacy training is at the heart of Unafundo as it is a key tool for longevity and sustainability
of business throughout the continent.

Wenzile exhibits admirable work ethic– she has learnt the art of when to lead, to follow or accompany like- minded young people. She is a devoted ambassador for 67Blankets as well as Change Makers Hub.