Entrepreneur | Social Activist
Shaka Sisulu is an entrepreneur, a social and political activist. A connector, he seeks to leverage access to decision makers, opportunity and resources for the benefit of African society at large. He is a public speaker and gives talks on Africa, Politics and Philanthropy. He read for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at GIBS in 2004. Shaka is pioneering media technology start-ups across the continent. He is a 2011 Archbishop Tutu Fellow, a fellowship developing emergent African leaders in conjunction with the University of Oxford (Said). He serves on the policy and communications committees of the African National Congress (ANC). He was appointed to the interim leadership task team of the ANC Youth League.
He is the founding member and former CE of Cheesekids which has mobilised over 20,000 young people to volunteer with various causes throughout South Africa. Cheesekids also hosts annual Mandela Day events uniting thousands in volunteerism and community service. Shaka serves on the board of Africa’s largest HIV/AIDS youth prevention NGO, LoveLife.
He serves on the board of David Phillips, a renowned publisher of seminal South African works and 6 time winner of the Alan Patton awards. He was a 2012 delegate to the Academy of Achievement’s 50th Anniversary in Summit in Washington DC. He is regularly featured in media, he has been named one of Destiny Man’s Power of 40 (2011) and the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans (2012).
A TV judge on youth development TV show, One Day Leader (SABC 1), Shaka writes regular columns for weekly newspaper, City Press as well as Destiny Magazine. He is a talk show host, formerly with Talk Radio 702, and Kaya FM two of Johannesburg’s most influential radio stations. He published his first book in June 2012, a series of reflections on life as a young South African, entitled “Becoming” (PanMacMillan).