Growing up in the township has shaped Shile’s thinking particularly around questions of development, justice and welfare. Having always been critical of the philanthropy space, UI presents a great opportunity to grow his perspective and see the synergy of social impact together with ethical and sustainable business practices. Having received a scholarship that saw me attend school outside the township, he understands the importance of financing for social good.
Sihle is currently finishing his undergraduate at the University of Cape Town and is majoring in Economics and Philosophy. His research interests are inequality, education and unemployment. In his free time, Sihle likes to hike, read, write, complete puzzles, play chess and play touch rugby on Sundays.