Rapelang Rabana

South Africa
  • Position: Founder & CEO
  • Organisation: Rekindle Learning
  • Country: South Africa

Featured on Forbes Africa Cover before 30, and named Entrepreneur for the World Entrepreneurship Forum, Rapelang founded Rekindle Learning, a learning technology company. Rekindle Learning challenges the existing norms within (largely ineffective) organisational and academic learning. Rekindle Learning explores the role of technology and the latest learning pedagogies that improve learning efficiency and reduce time to competency, ensuring higher workforce productivity and enabling young people to be more employable. Rekindle Learning was profiled in the McKinsey report Lions go Digital as a ‘striking innovation’ in mobile learning and serves academic learning institutions and corporate training environments. Previously, Rapelang was the founding CEO of Yeigo, an innovative startup that developed some of the world’s earliest mobile VoIP applications.


Rapelang obtained B. Business Science (Computer Science Honours) from the University of Cape Town. She has since believed that there had to be better, simpler more effective ways to do things – and there is: technology.