“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” — Robert H Goddard

Moma Ngwanapeu Molabe



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University of Johannesburg


Moma Ngwanapeu Molabe is a 22-year-old postgraduate student studying communication management at the University of Johannesburg. She represented South Africa and the university at a United Nations gathering in Thailand where she spoke about how science and artificial intelligence could be used to help solve challenges in the country as we strive to attain the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. She also studied international relations in Germany. Through these experiences, Moma said she learned the importance of global collaboration and the effect of technology and education on societal development. Moma also realised the value of diverse perspectives in tackling complex issues and the power of effective communication in driving change. She says AI can be used to analyse audience behaviour and preferences, which can be used to optimise content delivery on various digital platforms. Moma envisions the future of communication management as being at the forefront of integrating and leveraging advancements in technology, science and artificial intelligence. She says effective communication will be critical in translating complex scientific and technological concepts into clear, accessible information for diverse audiences.


An undergraduate diploma with a double major in Communications and Public Relations, University of Johannesburg
A certificate in international relations, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany


One of my achievements I am proud of was representing South Africa and the University of Johannesburg at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. I had the opportunity to speak about the academic challenges facing South Africa and how to address these issues using sustainable goals, science and artificial intelligence to create job security in our country. This experience allowed me to advocate for innovative solutions and talk to global leaders on critical issues.
Additionally, I was an exchange student at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany, where I studied international relations. This experience broadened my perspective on global affairs and enhanced my understanding of cross-cultural communication and diplomacy.


Yes, there are mentors and role models who have profoundly influenced my journey and shaped my aspirations. Among them are my parents and my paternal aunt, Dr Boledi Lekubu Molabe. They have been instrumental in guiding me with inspiration, attitude, and gratitude. They encouraged me to dream big and supported me every step of the way, providing a solid foundation of love and encouragement. My aunt has been a beacon of inspiration for me. Her achievements and her dedication to her profession have motivated me to strive for excellence in everything I do. I am grateful to have such strong and supportive mentors in my life who have shown me what it means to pursue one’s passions with determination and grace. Their guidance has shaped my journey and continues to inspire me to pursue my goals with courage and optimism.