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Thabang Phala

Described by many as a rare breed of powerful and influential young leaders in Southern Africa, Thabang Phala popularly known as Abuti Rams is an award-winning human development practitioner, thought leader, consultant, facilitator, keynote speaker, digital marketing strategist and host of Abuti Rams LIVE Online Business TV Show. Thabang is currently a lead facilitator for Digify Africa which offers training on Facebook, WhatsApp Business and Instagram for SMMEs across Africa.

During the 10 years within human development, Thabang has worked with individuals and groups across various sectors including teachers, students, political and even religious leaders by assisting and guiding them to greater levels of achievement, fulfilment and empowerment.

As a founder and managing director of Abuti Rams Consultancy and Biz M8 Group with vast experience and qualification in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Part of the work he has done includes Social Media Training, Online Campaign Management, Digital Marketing Strategies and Social Media Management for brands such as Climate Innovation Centre South Africa, The Innovation Hub, German Cooperation (GIZ), Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), Facebook Africa through Digify Africa, Vodacom South Africa, South African National Blood Service (SANBS), Acino, City of Tshwane, Riversands Incubation Hub, South African Police Services (SAPS) and Gauteng Department of Community Safety.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#302f2f” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_video_lightbox link_style=”play_button_2″ nectar_play_button_color=”Default-Accent-Color” image_url=”3715″ hover_effect=”defaut” box_shadow=”none” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpVtnjAISJM&t=155s”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”padding-2-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/4″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_pie value=”75″ color=”#ec2327″ title=”Research”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”padding-2-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/4″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_pie value=”100″ color=”#ec2327″ title=”Training”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”padding-2-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/4″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_pie value=”95″ color=”#ec2327″ title=”Consulting”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”padding-2-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/4″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_pie value=”95″ color=”#ec2327″ title=”Innovation”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_custom_heading text=”Achievements/Leadership Experience” google_fonts=”font_family:Arimo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

  • Alumni of DHL’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention 2013
  • President of Agape Youth Movement NGO from November 2011 – November 2015
  • CEO of Agape Youth Movement NPC from November 2016 to date
  • Academics Director at the South African Youth Back to Christ from 2011 – 2012
  • Commissioner of Inter Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Youth Desk
  • Nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year for Under 35 Mavericks Awards (2015)
  • Nominee for Youth Developer of the Year for Men of the Year Awards (2017)
  • Winner of Education and Training Sector at the Gauteng Province Youth Service and Excellence Awards (2017)
  • Project Leader for Tsogo Road Safety Programme (2018 to date)
  • Project Leader for DigiTAAL Programme (2017 to date)

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  • Facilitated an award-winning programme on women empowerment in entrepreneurship by inter-denominations in Gauteng and North West hosted by World back to God Ministries (November 2014)
  • Delegate at IFAPA (Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa)’s summit on Free, fair and democratic elections in Africa (November 2012)
  • Facilitator at SAYC (South African Youth Council)’s summit on Democracy (November 2012 & February 2013)
  • Chairperson of Agape Youth Movement from November (2011 – November 2012)
  • Participant of the National Youth Interfaith Council (NICSA) Youth Desk (2013)
  • Speaker at The Social Call hosted by Blaque Apple Communications (2014)
  • Speaker & Facilitator at the Suid-Afrikaanse Vroue Federasi (SAVF) Youth Development Conference (2013 and 2014)
  • Speaker & Facilitator at Love Life’s Team Building Camp – (9 – 13 July 2012)
  • Facilitator at the SAYBC (South African Youth Back to Christ)’s career expo (3 – 8 October 2011)
  • Facilitator for the Green Youth Indaba hosted by TOSACA Media Group (July 2014)
  • Facilitator at the Climate Innovation Center – Conference hosted by Innovation Hub (2015)
  • Keynote Speaker at City of Tshwane Youth Fab Labs Awards Ceremony in partnership with TIH (2015)
  • Guest Lecturer at ETA College (2015)
  • Facilitator for #EkSe! New Media Initiative for GIZ (German Cooporation) and Gauteng Department of Community Satefy (June 2016 – February 2017)
  • Facilitator at NES Consulting’s Social Media Marketing Training (7-9 December 2016)

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