Actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur, this young man is an icon in his community and a favourite amongst his peers. His recently founded, non-profit organisation, the Cornet M Foundation, is making great strides in uplifting his community by assisting young learners and keeping them in school.
“The reason I started this foundation was because I wanted to give back to society. I realized that a lot of my peers back home are left behind. Most of them are high school dropouts,”says Cornet. The organization also provides training programmes and recently started a library.
So, what is on Cornet’s heart for 2019? “My dream for the youth of SA is that of a hopeful man, where we all live in a community that offers equal opportunities for all. A society in which it’s the basic needs such as education, health facilities, employment, funds, etc. that are catered for and we’re able to have the spirit of togetherness. My dream is to see the youth in strategic positions, to see them participating and making drastic economic decisions in this country, a dream is of a society that takes serious the dreams of the youths.”
Enigmatic people always look to those who inspire them. Cornet finds inspiration in a few people. Of Dj. Sbu (Sibusiso Leope), Cornet remarks, “I have followed his journey from an early age. I have seen him grow and fail, witnessed him making both brave decisions and blunders, but his courage and consistency has inspired many lives out there. He is inspirational, strategic about his posts and one can learn a lot about attitude towards business. Winnie Serite is one of the few women in the arts industry who is doing well.