Vusi Thembekwayo  

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Location: Johannesburg
Vusi Thembekwayo
President Thabo Mbeki, in 2004, said: “We need a South Africa that will produce more Vusi's!” Described by the convenors of Australia Top 16 as “the world’s youngest and most impressive public speaker - and not yet 20”, Vusi looks a sure bet to become one of the most memorable speakers South Africa has yet to see. Born to a humble family in East Rand, his public speaking started at high school where he was able to compete with the best young public speakers from all-over the world. During the international finals of the world-renowned English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition, the judges gave Vusi third place – but the audience awarded him the prestigious “The Audience Favourite Speaker” prize.