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Ricardo de Vos

Ricardo de Vos, 23, is an advocate for LGBTIQ people and a tutor for young people, via the Western Cape government’s Game Changer programme.

De Vos is the chairperson of the Community Youth League in Khayelitsha, a member of the Khayelitsha Khulani LGBTIQ HUB and a tutor leader at Game Changer. He was the president of the Representative Council of Learners at Grassdale High school for three consecutive years, between 2012-2014.

He also flew to Johannesburg to represent the Western Cape at the South African Schools Moot Court Competition in 2014. This competition gives learners an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue about the Constitution in context, and find creative ways to resolve some of the pressing issues affecting young people today. Representing the Western Cape and Grassdale High school, De Vos won third place in the competition. He is currently studying Law at the University of the Western Cape.

Nominated in category: Leadership

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