Bhongolwethu Sonti

At the heart of every great success is great adversity, Bhongolwethu’s story is no different but not based on personal success rather the impact and effect his work has had on communities and other young people.

His passion is people, driven by his interest in science and how things work he has lived out this passion in looking at population dynamics and the drivers of development with a focus on youth.

Recently named a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Leader 2016, his core work is through Greenpop, being part of its Urban Greening Program facilitating the rejuvenation of the Western Cape’s environment and activating citizens.

He is also a member of the United Nations Population Fund Youth Advisory Panel and is a member of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network. He is also a member of the 2000 strong Activate! Change Drivers network.