Fireside Chat with Olwam Mnqwazi

Propella Business Incubator - 2 Oakworth Road, South End, Port Elizabeth, 6001 Port Elizabeth
Thu, Jun 27, 2019, 6:00 PM (SAST)

About this event

Fireside Chat with Olwam Mnqwazi - Writing The Way.

Olwam Mnqwazi, the Managing Director of the Black Hat Group, has launched his first book titled, ‘Writing the Way: Lessons & Conversations I wish to have with you. The launch was held on the 3rd of May 2019 in Nelson Mandela Bay where he currently resides with his family. Olwam has previously led a number of youth initiatives such as Fruits of Democracy, InkuluFreeHeid and South African Youth Council to name a few. In 2018, he was awarded the Top Achiever Award in the category of Special Sector for Youth Development by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Olwam was one of the 2015 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans. 

He has held numerous leadership positions

in the community, church and the university, which include:

 Fruits of Democracy, NPO (Co-Founder and Chairperson, 2015 - currently)

 Board Treasurer of Empilweni TB Hospital (2017 - currently)

 Columnist at The Insight Newspaper (2017- February 2019)

 Youth Development and Leadership Researcher at Centre for Integrated Post-School Education and Training

- CIPSET, NMMU (2012-2016)

 Convenor of South African Youth Council in Nelson Mandela Metro (Nov 2015-May2016)

 Director at InkuluFreeHeid - a non-partisan youth movement (2013-2015)

 LOC member of the National Youth Engagement (Conference of youth led organisations, 2013)

 Co-founder of Fundisa Primary Fund - raises resources and helps primary schools (2010)

 NMMU SRC Deputy President (2009)


 Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Special Sector Awards for Youth Development 2018

 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2015

 SAFM Movers and Shakers 2016

 Youth Culture SABC 1 Documentary on Education (One Blood Production)


  • Olwam Mnqwazi

    Olwam Mnqwazi

    Black Hat


    Entrepreneur & Author

  • When

    Thursday, Jun 27
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (SAST)


    Propella Business Incubator
    2 Oakworth Road, South End, Port Elizabeth6001

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