Aphiwe Nkosimbini



East London

English, isiXhosa

High School:
Hudson Park High

University / College:
Rhodes University

Job Description:
I'm an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, specialising in Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution and am also currently pursuing my MBA part-time.

Favourite Quote:
"I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no 'brief candle' for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations" - George Bernard Shaw

Favourite Food:
Am a huge fan of game meat and in particular ostrich fillet, pan-fried with a pepper or cranberry sauce will do on most days!

Having travelled extensively both locally and abroad, experiencing new things in different surrounds along with maintaining an active lifestyle are my biggest hobbies.

Short description about yourself:
I'm deeply passionate about the future of South Africa and the dynamism if its people. As an individual driven to make a contribution to the betterment of our communities, I've developed a keen understanding of the South African socio-economic context and the role that an active citizenry can play in building a future that generations to come can be proud of. I also consider myself to be a balanced individual, who despite the vigours of professional life, is able to entertain a range of interests whilst remaining grounded towards achieving his future goals

What will your contribution be if you should become MR. South Africa:
For me the MR South Africa platform would provide an ideal opportunity to engage stakeholders in various sectors in supporting philanthropic activities that have the capacity to influence sustainable change in our communities. Having spent a considerable amount of time in cricket administration at the grass-roots level, the absence human agency in communities has been a major stumbling block towards enabling access to sporting opportunities for young people. This is but one of the areas I would like to focus my energies on.

What qualities should a MR. South Africa title holder have:
MR South Africa should embody the shared aspirational values of the South African people. This entails being exemplary in what you do, having the necessary drive and motivation to initiate and follow-through with your objectives and understanding the magnitude of such a responsibility. MR South Africa is someone that ordinary South Africans can relate to across generations and cultures and at the heart of it has a vision for the country's future.