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Mabusi Kgwete

Career Profile

  • Experience in training, facilitation, administration, information and research, within the NGO sector since 2002.
  • Focus on child and youth development and participation.

Career History

Mabusi has been a youth and community activist since leaving school. She volunteered with community-based youth organisations and NGOs before securing her first job and continues to give her time to developmental organisations, particularly in the South Coast area of KwaZulu-Natal. For information on Mabusi’s community involvement, click here.

Mabusi facilitated the iMEDIATE Identity Project, which was piloted in Wentworth, Durban, and gave rise to the Lukka Fashion Project.

Since joining iMEDIATE, Mabusi has started to hone her writing skills, producing short stories and articles. To find out more, see the our writing section. Below is a summary of Mabusi’s career history.



iMEDIATE Development Communications (June 2006 to May 2012)

  • Project Officer and facilitator - responsible for assisting in research and development of training materials, documentation, and facilitation of workshops with children and young people.

Practical Christian Ministries (April 2004-May 2006)

  • HIV/AIDS Home Based Care Pilot Project Co-ordinator - was responsible for recruiting Home - Based care workers for the project, organising training workshops and liaising with relevant departments on behalf of the communities in addressing their immediate needs as identified by care workers.
  • Receptionist - was responsible for handling front office duties
  • Gender Programme co-ordinator - was responsible for the implementation and coordination of the programme. Organising community workshops, campaigns and assisting women groups in setting up cooperatives and other relevant issues.
  • Children and Youth coordinator - was responsible for the facilitation of the programme.

Ziphakamise LoveLife Franchise (September 2002-December 2003)

  • Debate groundBreaker - was responsible for identifying schools, recruiting learners and educators, training co-facilitators (izimpintshi), educators and learners 'The World Schools Debating Style', organising league competitions between the participating schools.


Leadership and Community Service

2009 to 2011 Board member - Amphimarket Association, Durban
2004 to 2010 Facilitator - South Coast Ecotherapy Project
2005 - 2008  Advisor or caregiver - Life Hunters Children’s Programme, Port Shepstone
2005 - 2006  Member - UGU District Municipality Youth Unit
2005 - 2006  Member - Hibiscus Coast Municipality Youth Unit
2004 - 2006  Deputy Chairperson - Ward 28 Local Youth Unit - Hibiscus Coast Municipality
2004            Accredited Observer with IEC

Other activities

Translated a children's booklet Phila iMpilo and co-translated Building Local Government Training Manual Second edition from English to IsiZulu

Wordpress and Joomla website Development

Educational Qualifications

Matriculated - Olwandle High School;
Computer Certificate - Ziphakamise Computer Centre
Project Management Certifica - UNISCHOOL
Currently doing BEd - UNISA

Other trainings

Facilitation, The World Schools Debating Style, Financial Management, Youth Development Course.