Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh (born 4 January 1989) is an author, musician and activist from South Africa. Dali Mpofu, a prominent advocate, former SABC CEO and chairman of the political party of the Economic Freedom Fighters, is his father.
There’s a proverb from Africa that says ‘Words are like arrows. Only throw them when you know where they’re going to fall.’ The leaders of today and the younger generation of tomorrow should always remember that, whether positive or negative, the words they speak and the things they do always have implications. Sizwe Mpofu Walsh is such a leader who is very vocal on what he wants, and he knows the impact of his words.
Here we will delve into who Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is, his family, life before and after his activism and what he stands for.
|Full Name||Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh|
|Date of Birth||4 January 1989 (age 32 years old)|
|Occupation||Author, musician and activist|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Age
Mpofu-Walsh was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 4 January 1989. As of 2021, he was 32 years old at school.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Education
He attended St John’s College and Sacred Heart College. He was, along with rapper AKA and Nhlanhla Makenna, member of the hip-hop collective Entity.
Between the ages of 13 and 16, he played for the Orlando Pirates Youth Academy. Before undergoing the ceremonial initiation of the Xhosa in 2007, Mpofu-Walsh spent a year living in the remote Eastern Cape village of Qugqwala.
Mpofu-Walsh attended the University of Cape Town and graduated in 2012 with an honorary degree in political philosophy and economics. In 2010, he was SRC President, where his SRC was the first to successfully contest the proposed fee increase for the university, reducing it from 12 percent to 8 percent. At UCT, he co-founded a youth-led civil society group, InkuluFreeHeid.
He received a Weidenfeld Scholarship to obtain a master\’s degree at the University of Oxford in International Relations, which he earned with distinction. He is currently seeking his doctorate at Oxford in International Relations.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Wife
Mpofu-Walsh and Sumaya Hendricks are married. Sumaya is an Analyst at the NMF and a PhD candidate at Witwatersrand University.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Career
A song named \’Mr President\’ was released by Mpofu-Walsh, which blamed South African President Jacob Zuma for corruption in 2013. The Wall Street Journal covered the song. He was named as one of the top 200 young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian that year. He has written for City Press, a South African daily, on racism and corruption.
His post, “SA\’s Three-Way Split,” predicted in 2014 that South African politics will be divided into three poles. In South Africa, Mpofu-Walsh has been a vocal supporter of free education. He published a chapter in the book Fees Must Fall: on a future free education model Fall: Student Revolt, Decolonisation and Governance, published by Wits University Press.
Mpofu-Walsh was also part of the Oxford campaign for Rhodes Must Fall, which aimed to highlight alleged institutional racism in Oxford and called for the relocation of a statue of Cecil Rhodes located on Oxford High Street.
Ultimately, the campaign in Oxford was unsuccessful and was opposed by university scholars and anti-apartheid activists, including Nigel Biggar, Mary Beard, and Denis Goldberg. It was sponsored by influential academic Noam Chomsky.
For his book Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics, released in September, 2017, Mpofu-Walsh received the City Press-Tafelberg Award for promising non-fiction.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Songs
- Imbi Lendawo
- Born to Fight
- Thina Sizwe
- Sifuna Umhlaba
- Mr President
- Racism Never Died
- Opening Remarks
- We Shall Rise
- We Don’t Care
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Net Worth
Mpofu-Walsh has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
- The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Dec 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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