The outspoken, inspirational and focused young black male Tinyiko Given Mashaba, born and raised in Klipgat in the North West, currently lives in Stellenbosch Cape Town. Given is a student, public speaker and Content Production Manager at Namola. Given believes in empowering the youth to get involved and do more, from a very young age he has always loved and enjoyed talking to people with an intent to share ideas.
In 2015 Given worked for Youth Development and Green Economic forum as a Photographer and from 2016 to 2017 he worked with Project Isizwe as the Ambassador for Tshwane WiFi. He worked his way up the ranks until he was a General Manager of CO4ZA and TshWi-Fi TV within Project Isizwe under The Tshwane WiFi project. Some of his major roles within these two programmes was to facilitate in-depth learning classes and work readiness programmes like Absa’s Ready to Work, We Think Code and Google Digital Skills for Africa.
Given studied Basic Ambulance Assistance, Animal Health and he studied Digital Marketing with Google Digital Skills for Africa in 2017. Currently he is studying Marketing Management with UNISA.