Become a mentor campaign

Mentorship Program

Creative Minds Foundation is committed to maintaining relationships with all its Alumni beyond the program, which is why a robust CMF Alumni Network will be created to keep CMF beneficiaries connected and engaged with the works of the Foundation. For example, if someone is struggling with time management and prioritization. A coaching mentor could work to identify specific challenges and set achievable goals for effective time management. Our mentorship program has 4 cohorts which are listed below. 

Mmeli Hlanze

Mmeli Hlanze is a Chemical Engineer (University of the Witwatersrand) whose passion for entrepreneurship and love for music propelled him into the Arts & Culture industry as a cultural entrepreneur. Mmeli is co-founder and co-director of Antidote Music, an Eswatini-based digital music, entertainment and talent management start-up tailored to enable artists/musicians to monetise their talent through digital solutions. Mr Hlanze has served as an A&R and Talent Manager, Executive Producer and Cultural Project Manager for Antidote Music (2012 to date) as well as a Music Journalist for TRUE Africa (2015-2017), a new media-tech platform with all of the next thinking on culture, music, sports, lifestyle, politics, fashion and tech in Africa and the Diaspora.

In 2017, Antidote Music was acknowledged and Mmeli Hlanze was invited by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) as a panellist alongside fellow music professionals, creative/cultural industry experts and practitioners at the 2017 AFRIMA Calendar Unveiling and Conference, in Johannesburg, themed, “Enhancing The Creative Power Of The African Youth.”

Holistic mentoring

Holistic mentoring takes a comprehensive approach, addressing both professional and personal aspects of the mentee's life.


Technical mentoring involves a mentor providing hands-on guidance, sharing industry best practices, and recommending relevant training programs.


Facilitative mentoring involves guiding the mentee through facilitated discussions, helping them explore and discover solutions.


Involves structured sessions to enhance specific competencies. The mentor provides guidance, feedback, and encouragement.

Our goal
Match 150 youth participants with experienced mentors from the community by the end of the first six months of the program.
Facilitate at least 4 mentorship sessions per participant over the 6 month period, resulting in 75% of participants reporting improved personal and professional guidance.

Our Mentors

Mandisa Mthimkhulu

HR Practitioner

Siphesihle Magagula

PhD Candidate

Samukelisiwe Tembe

Certified Pilot

Meet our Executive Director
Founder of My Coils (Pty) Ltd | MSocSci in Industrial and Economic Sociology | MBA | Youth Mentor | Entrepreneur | Research | 2023 Mandela Washington Fellow
Wezizwe Albany