Full Name: Dhlamini Bafana
Date of Birth: October 6, 1996
Education: Undergraduate Degree
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
I believe that as much as we may be informed by different philosophies and international theories, but the ultimate goal is the same. Which is attaining peace and prosperity for the human race. The challenges we face are the same as well and through consensual corporation, which is a reality that can be constructed by global leaders who understand what the world at large needs.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
I think the world is still unequal from a gender point of view. In a sense that there is still lack of representation for different gender mainstreams in the most influential positions in governments as well as international institutions. The appointment of Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma as the AU chairperson was a prominent step forward. The issue Human Rights is still a very pressing problem in the world. People from third world countries are still finding it difficult to attain freedom. Due to the oppression they face. The gap between developed and underdeveloped countries is still expanding, making it difficult for the world to face challenges together effectively just like the Covid-19 pandemic.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
1. Education- If educational institutions can be improved in terms of the contents and structure of the curriculum, much can be achieved in dealing with cross-cutting issues. According to Mazizi Kunene\ Development is not development, unless it is development for the people. 2. Strengthening Corporation. If countries can understand that only through corporation that we can be able to deal with socio-economic issues that we face, we can have an improved world today. Improving bilateral and multilateral relations through a shared vision of a green economy.
I am a final year BA International Relations student at Unisa. As an International Relations student who wants to build a career in diplomacy, global leadership is crucial. Understanding how to lead people from different backgrounds is pivotal in my field of study. I am a hard-working, dedicated, and eager to learn professional who is looking for opportunities that will enable me to serve, give back to society and pursue my passion for International Relations and Diplomacy. I have immense exposure and knowledge of entrepreneurship. In 2018 I achieved position 1 in the Youth Business Plan organized by the Free State department of higher education. And I was also part of the regional participants of Business Partners business plan competition in 2019. And in 2020 I was part of the top 500 of the Agro-minds Africa Challenge out of 7400 plus applicants from 42 African countries. Lastly, I have just completed an online Social Entrepreneurship Course facilitated by the British Council (2021). And I am a recent Alumni of YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) for Public Management and Governance. I have a registered agro-business called Bantsundu Ezweni Farm, which is not y et operational due to funding difficulties. As well as an NPO called Thembalihle Blessed-Hope Early Childhood development Centre which is also yet to operate.