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Africa Tech Festival - the home of AfricaCom
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 8 - 10 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 7 - 11 NovCTICC, Cape Town

Lesego Masethe
CEO at Brain Waves Company


Born and raised in Mamelodi, Pretoria, Lesego Masethe says that, looking back, there were many experiences, bad and good, while growing up that shaped the woman she is today. A top performer from an early age, Masethe’s career has had many detours before landing in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector. Inspired by her curiosity and desire to seek the truth, Masethe studied investigative journalism. During her time at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) as an intern, she received training in how to write science stories and communicate science to communities in a language that they could understand to ensure it was relevant to them. She says her time at the SAASTA changed the course of both her life and her career, as it grew her passion for science and led her to her purpose of creating exposure to STEM in previously disadvantaged communities.