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Rapelang Rabana

‎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

illiteracy levels.

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.

Board Roles:

Nisela Capital, South Africa

Standard Chartered Bank

Education Trust, Botswana

Meniko, South Africa

Moro Group, Botswana

Project Literacy, US

Agenda Sessions