Tshwane Hub 2014


“In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift – a more human face.”
– Stephen Bantu Biko

Is our current face human? In a year where will be flooded with statistics and data of our progress in 20 years, how do we explain and accept the Andries Tatane, Anele Booysen and the Marikana lives that have been lost. How do we explain this inhumanity? Where are the voices of our leaders to decry these wrongs?

My view is that now is the time that we the youth pick up the dropped baton. We are in the position to bestow on South Africa its greatest possible gift. The Tshwane hub can do this by inspiring and empowering this countries current generation of leaders. We have three projects that will plant the seeds for trees that will provide shade and respite for the marginalized of our country.

SInce joining the Hub I’ve been involved in two projects and recently reached out to one more. I’ve been involved in the development of the key messages for the #Shape20 Project (http://www.shape20.co.za/, which is a collaboration between all the SA Hubs.
I helped develop the DIY website (http://www.diyza.co.za/) and recently I have worked on a website for the Leaderthon project (http://leaderthon.co.za/).

Shapers in their own right are leaders, so then what is the role of the curator? The curator should ensure the cohesiveness of the hub, entrench its culture and strengthen the implementation of its work and collaboration. I’m confident that my 13 years of experience starting up and running complex programmes in the private and public sector will allow me to successfully support this role. I plan to achieve these curator responsibilities with the following core focus areas:

1. Guidelines
(Constitution, Policies, Structures, Strategies and Efficient Processes)

– Drive the revision of the Hub Constitution to include changes since initial adoption

– Finalise Flat Hub Structure and required Sub Committees

– Support the adoption of the Hub financial model and allow our projects to be sustainable.

– Onboarding/Deregistration process and criteria clarified to avoid confusion and contestation

– Roles and expectations of EXCO and Sub Committees widely understood

– Hub Engagement Processes for internal and external requests finalised


2. Inspiring & Focussed Projects

– High value, Scalable work that matches Hub Vision and Mission

– Outcomes based but with great outputs (Leaderthon, DIY, Shape Book)

– Linking of projects to leverage strengths and create a value chain

– Knowing why we are doing these projects so that we raise morale

– Work matched to skills and team dynamic so that we have effective project teams


3. Membership commitment

– Increased value/benefits of being a shaper

– Leverage members internally for personal projects

– Meet the leader programme expanded and develop closer ties to relevant YGL’s in SA (Prof Sunette, Euvin and Avril have already interacted)


4. Member Networking events

– Get to know each other better within the hub

– Regular social get togethers


5. Stakeholders

– Deliver maximum value to our partners and stakeholders
– WEF (Be recognised as a successful hub that can be used as a case study)

– Start looking for sustainable collaboration projects with other hubs

To conclude, thank you for your time and I trust that you have a better understanding about me and my plan for our success.
“This is the time, we are in a position to give South Africa its greatest gift, a more human focus”

– Aslam

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