Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi

Software Engineer #Top15YoungGeeks - Class of 2024

Multichoice





Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi


  • Organisation: Multichoice
  • Role: Software Engineer

Fanelesibonge's Biography

Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi is known for her impactful advocacy for gender equality in sports and extensive philanthropic work with the Motsepe Foundation. She showcased innovation at the Fakugesi African Digital & Innovation Festival and excels professionally as a Software Engineer at MultiChoice. Actively pursuing education at the Henley Business School showcases her commitment to continuous learning.

Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi is making a big difference in society through various actions:

1. She spent three years at Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club working hard to make sure that men and women are treated fairly in sports.

2. She has been helping a lot with charity events organized by the Motsepe Foundation, making a real impact in reducing poverty in South Africa.

3. By joining the University of Wits DCI Intermediaries Program, she is working with women researchers from different countries, helping to increase knowledge and cooperation in her field.

4. Fanelesibonge showed her dedication to innovation by creating and presenting a VR film and AR app at the Fakugesi African Digital & Innovation Festival in 2022, offering new and exciting experiences to people.

5. In her jobs as an Ad Tech Consultant at Media 24 and as a Software Engineer at MultiChoice, she has been using technology to make positive changes.

6. She even started her own tech company with funding from Telkom and Irish Tech, contributing to the growth of the tech industry and possibly creating job opportunities, Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi is making a positive impact in different areas like equality, charity, research, and technology, showing her strong commitment to making the world a better place.


Dear South African Geeks,

To all South African geeks, I envision a future where your talents and innovations not only thrive but also uplift communities across our continent. As we march towards 2030, let's unite in the pursuit of technological advancement that not only enriches our lives but also creates meaningful opportunities for those often left on the margins. Your skills are not just for personal success but for the collective prosperity of our nation and beyond. Together, let's ensure that our successes transcend generations, inspiring and empowering those who come after us.

- Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi


Fanelesibonge's Work

  • Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi's impressive portfolio reflects her engagement in a variety of impactful projects: Leading the Gender Equality Advocacy Project at Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club for three years, she played a crucial role in promoting fairness and inclusivity in sports. Her active participation in Motsepe Foundation Charity Events underscores her commitment to alleviating poverty in South Africa, making significant contributions to various charitable initiatives. Collaborating on research projects with women researchers from Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa through the University of Wits DCI Intermediaries Program, Fanelesibonge demonstrated her dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering cross-cultural collaboration.

    Being recognized as a Black Women In Science Fellow in 2022 is a testament to her substantial contributions to science and innovation, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation. At the Fakugesi African Digital & Innovation Festival in 2022, she showcased her creativity and innovation by developing and presenting a VR film and AR app, contributing to the celebration of digital progress. In her role as an Ad Tech Consultant at Media 24, Fanelesibonge contributed valuably to advertising technology projects, leveraging her expertise in the field.

    Currently in training at Multichoice, where she leads Corporate Social Investment projects for DSTV Media with four initiatives planned for 2024, she continues to demonstrate leadership and positive impact. Moreover, Fanelesibonge's success in proposing and securing funding for her Tech Startup from Telkom and Irish Tech, and her ongoing oversight of the production phase, underscores her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to technological innovation.



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