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WACTH: Thabang Skwambane - Social Entrepreneur

Thabang spoke with the OD union following his achievement of being named in Adweek's top 100 most creatives. He reflects on his time at Bishops, touching on systematic racism.

Thabang Skwambane (1993F) is currently the managing director of FCB Johannesburg and in June he was named in Adweek’s top 100 most creatives in the world. Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. See the full list here. The OD Union sat down with Thabang to find out more about him.

In the interview, Thabang speaks about his past business challenges, overcoming them and how an orphaned 22 old month child gave him a completely new perspective on what is important in life. He also reflects on his time at Bishops in the context of today’s climate, specifically touching on systematic racism and the path towards educating oneself. 

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2:49 – What was your first reaction to being named in this list?
3:30 – How did you overcome your initial business challenges?
14:56 – What was your experience at Bishops like?
18:07 – Was it hard to find a sense of belonging and identity while at Bishops? After speaking with current matrics and younger ODs recently.
22:56 – does your passion for social responsibility steam from a drive to teach through positive leadership in all walks of life?
25:20 – In your opinion, how can the Bishops community go about eradicating racism so that a Bishops student will feel comfortable at the College, regardless of race, culture or ethnicity?

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