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Morokotso, Masombuka in African Voices Changemakers

By Omodiagbe Oseirekpono
24 October 2021   |   3:43 am
This week’s Glo-sponsored African Voices Changemakers on Cable News Network (CNN) will feature the inspiring story of two Africans with unlimited potential for creativity.

This week’s Glo-sponsored African Voices Changemakers on Cable News Network (CNN) will feature the inspiring story of two Africans with unlimited potential for creativity. Kabelo Julius Morokotso, a well-respected welder from Botswana, who turns metal scraps into useful objects and Zana Masombuka, a creative director from Johannesburg, will share their stories on the 30 minutes magazine programme.

In 2017, Morokotso founded Cyber Kajumo rigs, a company that reposes metal waste into useful materials like gates and trailers but he is best known for his massive master pieces that have wowed crowds across the continent.

This episode will spotlight his efforts in creating a huge metal robot called ‘Kajumo’. According to him, as ‘Kajumo’ rises from the construction floor, Bostwana and Africa are rising. Kabelo’s robots are a source of marvel but he says he also wants them to also serve as a beacon of Africa’s future in innovations.

Zana Masombuka, on the other hand, cut her teeth in the creative industry in 2017, when her younger brother underwent initiation as a process of welcoming young boys into adulthood in the Ndebele culture of South Africa.

She subsequently birthed the Ndebele Superhero series; a photographic platform that delves into the evolutionary process of culture through the perspective of a 21st century Ndebele woman.

According to her, “Africans need to interpret their history themselves and seek to reinvent Africa according to their own terms.”

Masombuka is a graduate of the Stellenbosch University who presented her project The Ndebele Superhero at the Dutch 2019 antenna conference.

African Voices Changemakers comes on air on Saturday at 9.30a.m while repeats is broadcast on Sunday 4.30a.m, 7.30a.m, 12.30p.m, 7.30p.m and Monday at 4.00a.m. A two-part 15-minute repeat will be shown on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.45p.m on both days.