Mpho Motshegoa joins Harambee

Harambee announces the appointment of Mpho Motshegoa as its talent and culture head.

Mpho Motshegoa has been appointed as the talent and culture head at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. Mpho has over 20 years of working experience,17 of which are in human capital.

In her role at Harambee, Mpho is responsible for organisational strengthening by driving innovative people processes and a culture that delivers on its system change goals, including on talent management, leadership development and people engagement initiatives.

Mpho says about her appointment: “I started from humble beginnings and am familiar with the ecosystem challenges and barriers that unemployed youth face. “During the discussions before joining, I found congruence with in the Harambee way of working, their values, leadership competencies and culture and so I am very excited to be part of another values-driven organisation."

She says the work Harambee does is rewarding and high impact as it brings positive social change. “It’s amazing to be part of an empowered movement that is changing the narrative from despair to hope for the youth through a systematic approach as articulated by Harambee,” says Mpho.

Harambee CEO Kasthuri Soni says about Mpho’s appointment: “We are so excited to welcome Mpho to the Harambee team and look forward to the contributions she will make to solving what is arguably one of our society’s biggest challenges.”

Lebo Nke, chief culture officer, says Mpho’s passion and energy coupled with the vast experience she has gained in leading people teams across numerous industries “is exactly what we need to strengthen our organisation and culture”.

Mpho holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and social services, an honours degree in counselling psychology and she is looking forward to completing her research in M.Phil, in personal and professional leadership.

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is a not-for-profit social enterprise building African solutions for the global challenge of youth unemployment through partnerships – including government, the private sector, civil society, and over three million youth.

Harambee advocates for youth economic inclusion and is committed to changing the system by removing the barriers that keep millions of young South Africans locked out of opportunity with a vision of a growing economy and a society that works, powered by the potential of young people.