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After 3 failed suicidal attempts Sicelo found a way to help those that go through the same challenge

#KeepHumble and meet Sicelo short for Sicelumusa Shongwe well known as “The Dynamite” a motivational strategist, inspirational speaker and the main man behind Sicelo Shongwe Development Group (Pty) Ltd which is a company specializing in Motivation, Life Coaching, Career Coaching and Leadership and Personal Development and part of the Activate Leadership.

Sicelo started his public speaking journey back in 2012 when he was working as the Project Coordinator for USAID funded programme known as SHIPP (Sexual, HIV Prevention Programme). That is where he drew his strength and passion for working and helping people.

In 2014 he gained courage and motivation to launch a career as a Motivational Speaker because he felt that his story about three suicidal attempts was something that can change someone’s life. His company is about changing the societal stigma about all social ills and helping people regain their purpose in life.

As a social entrepreneur and that’s how Sicelo preferred to be labeled. He has grown from strength to strength but like all journeys there are set backs he has faced in the journey such as when he witnessed “DIGNITY FOR GIRLS CAMPAIGN” being destroyed by his political associates which was the most painful thing for him to witness and not being able to do anything to help the campaign.

From there he never stopped helping and being there for those in need, in 2016 through activities such as Dumbe’ Science Festival and Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone, many lives have been transformed, currently these two projects are under Sicelo Shongwe Development Group (Pty) Ltd have managed to assist above 50 learners from Paulpietersburg and Pongola to register tertiary institutions such as TUT, UKZN and UNIZULU to name a few, with hundreds lives touched through life coaching and personal development.

Besides being a Social Entrepreneur, Sicelo Shongwe is an academic giant with over seven qualifications namely, Bachelor of Social Sciences in Politics, Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Government and Politics, Masters in Public Administration and other development certificates. He is currently studying Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

In 2019 he graduated from the Activate Change Drivers program and being an Activator means he is a game changer and forefront warrior in a struggle faced by young people especially in Dumbe’ and he is forever grateful to Camila Nyembe who told him to apply for the Activate programme, causese through the programme he met so many people who are his virtual support system as they are so far yet so close, and are people that always offer him guidance in his journey to total liberation of young people.

Throughout his journey he has worked with National and International recognized institutions such as Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University of South Africa (UNISA-CSET), inspired towards Science, Engineering and Technology (I-SET), department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), South African Astronomy Observatory (SAAO), South African Institute for Chartered Accountant (SAICA) and Department of Environmental Affairs.  

Sicelo mentions that there are two things he wants to achieve or plan to do in the near future are to build a Skills Development Centre and Establish a Bursary Fund. Sicelo is a true definition of a Leader.

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