Simon Sizwe Mayson
As an aspiring ‘changemaker’ Simon Sizwe Mayson is currently working on mixed use developments and partnership-building in inner city Johannesburg. He is testing innovative ideas through an interdisciplinary NRF-funded Doctorate at the University of Witwaterstrand. His efforts hope to show the Housing Department the potential it has to better the living standard of current and future residents. Mayson’s extensive portfolio includes his involvement in the Young African Leaders Initiative – a programme designed by former President Barack Obama to support young African leaders. Mayson has also been recognised as one of SouthAfrica ‘40 South Africans Under 40’ for his instrumental work in creating and developing affordable housing plans. Mayson is one of our most impressive Legacy Makers, having truly tackled the housing issue of modern South Africa in a way that is sustainable and effective.