Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh

Here’s to surprising ourselves – Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is a conscious scholar who explores various perspectives from a Millennial mind with Arye Kellman.



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Nelson Mandela once said education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is certainly determined to use this powerful weapon to enhance his own human experience and that of those around him.

A man driven by determination and justice, Sizwe is a true activist. Both an Oxford University scholar and University of Cape Town graduate, Sizwe is focused on broadening his perspectives and channeling what he believes is important.

A man dedicated to youth leadership, political activism and fighting social injustices. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is a name to remember.

Written by Ruby Chikwiri


Q: How are you getting involved in aiding the debate around inequality and current perceived racism in South Africa’s democracy?

A: I think that’s a great question. Right now my main social project is the #RhodesMustFall in Oxford project. I think that has direct bearing on the question of South Africa. Obviously Rhodes must fall originated in South Africa and we took the idea and expanded it in Oxford. What I hope it will achieve is, if we are able to discredit the idea of racial domination in the exact place where it was born then that will have direct ramifications not only for Britain itself, but for the whole world. If Rhodes falls not just in Cape Town, but if he falls in the exact place where his maniacal ideas were hatched, then that has significant implications for the way that we look at the world from South Africa and the way that Britain looks at the world from Britain. I think we shouldn’t limit that question just to projects. I think that is a life long question.

Q: If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?

A: I like this one. I would give a certain amount to people close to me who I know are in need. What I would do with the rest is set up a way of living that I never had to want financially, so that I could just dedicate myself to the things that I am really interested in. Whether that is a social campaign, whether that be music, whether that be just writing books. I would eradicate that part of your brain that’s always like “yeah, you can’t do this because unfortunately the resources aren’t there”. I think that would be an amazing life to live.