Sibusiso Malinga

Country representing

South Africa

Languages

English
English

Education

  • University of Johannesburg
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Current organisation

Investec Bank limited

Current role

Private banker

Skills and Expertise

Activism
Campaigning
Politics

Areas of interest

Business
Leadership
Sustainable Development
Youth Unemployment

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

I have co-founded a two organizations. The first of which is called Amaqhawe (meaning “Heroes”) Men’s Forum. This organization seeks to re-engineer the mind sets of men in underprivileged communities such as Soweto and Eldorado Park where the social ills of poverty and abuse are rife and most often it is the male figure who is the perpetrator. We host bi monthly seminars with an attendance of 50 men on average per seminar. We invite prominent motivational speakers to address the delegates and share their personal stories of how they have overcome some of the challenges men face on a daily basis. The second organization I co-founded with my wife and our local community church is called the PPC Recovery program. The programme was also established to address the social ills of substance abuse but is extended to include other family issues such as divorce, depression, rape and aims to rebuild families and ultimately the community by providing families with recovery skills on how to cope with the challenges they face. We are currently equipping volunteers by teaching them recovery skills so that the programme can be introduced to the community within the next few months. We hold weekly sessions every Thursday and we currently have 15 volunteers in attendance but often find people who are already seeking help joining our group. The material covered is created to assist people in confronting the catalyst to their personal war with addiction, depression and abuse. The support group seems to be quite successful and continues to grow. I was also involved in mainstream politics with the official opposition party in South Africa called the Democratic Alliance and the last position I held was the interim Deputy Chairperson. I decided to move away from Politics and focus my efforts more on the initiatives discussed above as it is outside of the media's eye, which is where good should remain, in the shadows where the impact is genuine and true.