An orphan turns into a global pioneer icon

by Lwazi Nyanakancesh Nongauza

Born an orphan, this is the real the life story of a 25 year old South African, Bruce Dube.

by Lwazi Nyanakancesh Nongauza

Born an orphan, this is the real the life story of a 25 year old South African, Bruce Dube.

This township born boy, now a young man, lost both his parents at a young age, but despite this he went on to achieve a great deal.

How?

As a young man Dube had a passion for media and youth development. After a brief stint as a Media Project Coordinator, Dube decided to venture out on his own as a social entrepreneur using his passion for the media and youth development.

That’s how many of his business interests were born.

Today, Bruce Dube is a founder of a number of  youth related ventures. These include Youth Village South Africa, Youth Social Media Biz and Youth Jobs, Botswana’s Youth & Job Portal, Youth Village Africa and Online Learning Community

He is currently the Managing Director of one of the fastest growing companies in South Africa, Concept Media and Youth Village. Dube’s company is working tirelessly around the clock to improve lives of poor African citizens by constantly creating, devising and mediating service delivery matters.

The Johannesburg born young leader’s work has crisscrossed the world, giving advice to many powerful government leaders. One of his major assignments was presenting on the subject “Capitalizing on Africa’s Demographic Dividend” at the Friends of Europe Summit, Brussels Forum.

Over the last few years,  Dube has been nominated in a few categories. These include  World Bank’s Top 5 most prominent young people, a Tech4Africa finalists UNAIDS Youth Movers & Shakers, SA best Enterprise Elevator winner, World Bank & German Marshal Fund Young Professional Summit moderator, British Council Global Change Maker and DHL’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Programme.

Does that sound too much to you? Guess what inspired this young, humble, but great mind?

He has said it many times, “I attribute my achievement to all the ordinary struggling men and women in Africa.”

Dube always maintains that he draws inspiration from his struggling people’s testimonies, particularly those from disadvantaged communities.

So if he inspires us, it surely means we have extra ordinary abilities to excel.

But, what is stopping us from doing just that?