• Awards
  1. 100 Most Influential Young Africans – 2016
  2. 100 Most Influential Young South Africans – 2016

In the course of 2013, Rapelang tapped into her long-term interest in learning and education and founded Rekindle Learning. Rapelang holds the belief that mobile and internet technology will be instrumental in solving a number of socio-economic challenges at scale. Having spent several years in telecommunications, she is has now turned her focus to learning and education

Rapelang as a technology entrepreneur co-founded her first company Yeigo after graduating from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science.

Rapelang is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, was the Curator of the Cape Town Hub of Global Shapers 2013/2014 and was invited to the Annual Meeting of the Forum in Davos in 2012.

Rapelang also serves an Ambassador for the UN World Summit Awards promoting the use of ICT, and was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur. She was listed by Forbes Africa as a ’30 under 30 Best Young African Entrepreneur’ and ’20 Young Power Women In Africa’ for 2013 and graced the cover of Forbes Africa before the age of 30.

In 2016 Africa Youth Awards named her among the Inaugural 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence in the works of young people across Africa.