Philani Potwana, 32-year-old South Africa’s youngest CEO of Easy Segment at First National Bank (FNB). He is the brain behind giving people the ability to withdraw money from their bank accounts without using their bank cards. His innovative cardless withdrawal system led to FNB being named the most innovative bank in the world in 2012.
“I came up with the card-less cash withdrawals using Cellphone Banking idea for the world’s most innovative bank. I wanted people to withdraw money from their bank accounts without the need of a bank card. Little did I know the idea was a first in the world” he said.
Philani Potwana was born and raised in rural Eastern Cape. He holds a Master of Commerce (MCom) in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg, BCom Honours degree in Information Systems and BCom degree in Information Systems & Technology from the University of Kwazulu Natal.
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.