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Meet Rapelang Rabana

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 selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 2017 – Rapelang is an internationally lauded technology entrepreneur.

Rapelang is the Founder and Chair of Rekindle Learning, a dynamic learning tech company that provides smart learning applications that improve learning outcomes for both corporates and academia. Rekindle Learning was profiled in the McKinsey Lions go Digital report as a striking innovation in mobile learning. She is also a Partner at private equity firm, Nisela Capital. From her first startup, straight out of university, Yeigo, to Chief Digital Officer of BCX, South Africa’s largest IT company, 

Rapelang has amassed over 13 years’ experience building tech. Amongst other roles, Rapelang also serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship and on the Advisory Board of Project Literacy – a campaign founded by Pearson to address global illiteracy levels. Rapelang regularly speaks at local and international platforms and has shared a stage with the likes of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.


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