Lufuno Nevondwe, 34, is a senior lecturer in Law at the University of Limpopo and helps to run an NGO in Sibasa, Limpopo, that provides support for victims of gender-based violence and abuse.
Lufuno is the deputy chairperson of the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme, which has helped thousands of people with legal advice, HIV testing, trauma counselling, training and empowerment programmes. The programme has been commended by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who said it embodied the â€œubuntuâ€ spirit of South Africa.
He also established the Vhumbedzi Youth Development board in 2014, with the help of young people in the area. The board focuses on assisting youth with career guidance, mentoring, winter schools, soccer tournaments, youth seminars, workshops and motivational talks.
Lufuno is a member of the National Assemblyâ€™s audit committee, and serves on several boards, including the Film and Publication Board, the Civil Aviation Appeals Committee and the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.
Find out more about Vhumbedzi Youth Development here.
Nominated in category:Â Compassion