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Lungelo Mdletshe


Film & Media

Organisation / Company



Lungelo Mdletshe, 29, is a professional engineer and transforms people’s lives through his infrastructural projects, one of which was the construction of KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital, the first public sector hospital in KwaZulu-Natal dedicated to providing healthcare to children. But there is another side to Lungelo, for which he is better known. He is the man behind Engineer Your Life with Lungelo KM, producing podcasts. Amid the noise and controversy Lungelo’s work has been a shining light in the greater South African community. This is because his platform aims to educate, provide growth and facilitate healing conversations through intriguing and intricate conversations with personalities from different sectors. Boasting 2.2 million YouTube views and half a million audio streaming platform listens, the podcast resonates with the South African and diaspora audience. Inspiring conversations with Baby Cele, Nelisiwe Sibiya, Nonku Williams, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, mental health activists and more have been at the centre of the 90 episodes that have been released weekly since March 2022. You simply have to login to to witness the positive effect that these healing conversations have contributed to the mental emancipation of the audience. Lungelo KM facilitates phenomenal conversations that navigate the engineering of one’s life.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honours), University of KwaZulu-Natal
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, University of KwaZulu-Natal Business School
Masters of Commerce in Business Leadership, University of KwaZulu-Natal Business School


I was the project manager and electrical engineer at KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital, which was completed in early 2023. This is the first public sector children’s hospital dedicated to providing healthcare to children from underprivileged homes in the province. Until then, there was no infrastructure dedicated to children’s specific healthcare needs.


Sandile Zungu of ZICO Investments, who navigated into the world of capital projects as a qualified engineer, as a black person. William Siddall, senior manager at Sivest, who played a nurturing role in my journey to achieving and growth.