In a 2015 interview on Youth Village Samantha ‘Qaqamba’ Beynon defined herself thus; “I am an African and I am proudly South African. I am unique. I am a White Xhosa speaking and cultured young woman. I consider myself a leader, a youth activist and a social activist.”
Born and bred in the small, rural farming community of Sidbury (Paterson) outside Grahamstown Beynon had the privilege of learning the language and culture of the IsiXhosa people. “This has become part of who I am; my personal and authentic brand with those around me acknowledging my dream of realizing non-racial and diverse South African communities. I believe that before I am a university student, I am a member of a community,” says Beynon.
Beynon will be speaking at the third salon event being presented by TEDxPortElizabeth on Saturday afternoon 9 September at Art on Target.
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Samantha, an MA (Political Science) graduate from Nelson Mandela University who has appeared on the SABC 1 TV show Future Leaders Season 4 and One Day Leader Season 3, will explore the concept of “Choice, Chances and Changes” at this Salon event.
Her impressive CV includes:
- Participant at International Youth Work Camp 2017 in Hannover, Germany
- PR Councillor at Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
- Deputy Chairperson Administration at DASO National Steering Committee
- Future Leaders TV SABC 1
- Former Tutor at Nelson Mandela University
- Former Research Assistant at UFS Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice
- Former Recepient of ABE Bailey Travel Bursary at Abe Bailey Trust
- Former Engagement and Student Liaison at CANRAD NMMU
- Former Residence Student Assistant (RSA) at Melodi Residence
- Former Recipient of the VC Award for Excellence in Leadership 2014 at Nelson Mandela University
- Former Contestant at One Day Leader 3
- Former Chief Whip at DASO NMMU
Former Deputy President at NMMU SRC
- Former Secretary General at NMMU SRC
- Studied Public Administration at Nelson Mandela University
The two other speakers on the bill are:
- Rushka Johnson, an environmental activist, seed freedom guardian, permaculture enthusiast and organic vegetable farmer will tackle the topic “A Seed in Time”.
- Sakhumzi Nyedwana, a visual artist from Motherwell uses his technical ability by means of paints and brushes to explore new ideas around his culture, history and the journeys of his everyday life. He will be sharing his views about the “Mother Tongue”.
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