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Founder & CEO at Rekindle Learning
Featured on the cover of Forbes Africa magazine before the age of 30, selected as a Fast
Company Maverick, named Entrepreneur for the World by the World Entrepreneurship
Forum and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 2017 - Rapelang is an
internationally lauded technology entrepreneur.
She is the founder and CEO of Rekindle Learning, a dynamic learning tech company
that provides educational and performance support tools to improve learning
efficiency and reduce time to competency for both corporates and academia.
Rekindle Learning was profiled in the McKinsey Lions go Digital report as
a striking innovation in mobile learning. With her infectious personality and
ability to critically evaluate the use of technology in a social context, Rapelang
brings a refreshing perspective to the possibilities of educational transformation
in South Africa.
With many strings to her bow, Rapelang has served on the board of pan-African
asset management, private equity and advisory firm Nisela Capital for many years
and, as of October 2016, was appointed executive director of this burgeoning
enterprise that is geared to building more black industrialists. Amongst other
board roles, Rapelang also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of Project
Literacy - a campaign founded and convened by Pearson to address global
It is through technology that Rapelang’s childhood curiosity in the workings
of the world and sheer belief in finding more effective ways of doing things
has come full circle. As a speaker, she passionately spreads this message of
improvement through innovation and her visionary insights continue to change
the mind-sets of organisations for increased adaptability and productivity in
the working world of today.
She has wide exposure to tech and business, from telecoms through her first
startup, Yeigo; to fintech as a board member for Moro Group, an ICT and
payment services group headquartered in Botswana; to social innovation as a
Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum; to green tech as a board member
for Meniko Records Management Services, a digital records & document
management company; to financial advisory and private equity as a director
of Nisela Capital; to trend analysis as part of World Economic Forum Global
Agenda Council for Software and Society.
Rapelang regularly speaks at local and international conferences and events and has shared a stage with the likes of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Prof Mohammed Yunus of Grameen Bank.
Nisela Capital, South Africa
Standard Chartered Bank
Education Trust, Botswana
Meniko, South Africa
Moro Group, Botswana
Project Literacy, US