Lindiwe Matlali

1. What is the best advice ever received?

When I was a teenager and struggling to fit in and worried that I wasn’t cool enough to make friends. My grandfather told me to stop comparing my weakness to other people’s strength because if I do that, I will always feel insecure and inferior. He told me that who I was, was enough and any friend who thought I wasn’t enough was not worth having.

2. What gets you out of bed every morning?

Knowing that my work has the potential to inspire many young girls and some adults to raise their aspiration and, hopefully, break the cycle of poverty.

3. What are your next milestones?

Successfully implementing the coding and robotics curriculum in schools in South Africa by 2023 and then the rest of Africa.

4. What is your best analog moment?

Can’t think of a specific one.