#ThePowerOfX Speaker: Meet Jabulani Sibiya

Jabulani Sibiya takes to the TEDxCapeTown stage in 2021.

Jabulani Sibiya is the founder of Touch South Africa, a non-profit with a vision to transition young creatives in Africa into the creative industry and foster their skills development. He is also a Senior Strategist at M&C Saatchi, a national water polo coach for the junior men’s division and believes in the power of engaged, solution-orientated societies. 

Jabulani gets out of bed each morning, motivated by the knowledge that he can impact someone's life, and loves the diverse cultures within South Africa. He and Robyn Phillips will share how their organisation, Touch South Africa, aims to close the small gap between being a student and being a professional - by putting the two in touch and developing skills for the workplace. 

Read more about Robyn Phillips, who will be taking the stage with Jabulani.

We asked Jabulani a couple of questions to help you get to know him, before he takes the TEDxCapeTown stage.

Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Courage the Cowardly Dog

What's your X? AKA: What's something you're really great at?

I am a really good waterpolo coach. I've been doing it for almost a decade and not a lot of people know this about me.

One sentence describing what your idea worth sharing is.

Youth, take a seat at the table. 

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be many things at different stages of my life. For most of my childhood I wanted to be the president of South Africa, lol.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would that be?

My mom. I would do anything with her.