About MADA

The MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY is a registered Non-Profit and public organisation that is dedicated to the empowerment of youth and communities, through skills, social, enterprise and sports development.

We are passionate about giving today’s generation the opportunity of a brighter future. Our main objectives are the fight against the scourge of gender-based violence as well as to mentor and build boys to become responsible men through our Boys 2 Men flagship programme.

We are accredited with various sectors of education and training. This enables MADA to offer the training and development of the fourth industrial revolution in a new era of innovation in technology, creating opportunities for our youth.

The MADA Team

Tshepo Mokoena
Founder & Executive Chairman

Richard Maupa
Secretary General

Cebile Mlangeni
Non – Executive Board Member

Kgatshi Maepa
Non – Executive Board Member

Our Mission

Develop, guide and strengthen our communities by inspiring a culture of lifelong learning and the advancement of knowledge.

Chairman's Message

SA Man of The Year Award 2019/20

Tshepo Mokoena

Founder and Executive Chairman

As an organisation, we play a significant role in delivering programs and impact workshops that are geared toward technological career paths and gender-based violence awareness. Our commitment is to help position our learners on the right path for a brighter future and to create skilled and innovative thinkers.

We would like to thank our team and business partners for being an integral part in the growth and success of this organisation.

As a non-profit organisation we rely on the generosity of our partners and sponsors and we are grateful that they share this vision with us and continue to work hand in hand to help us achieve our goals.

Our Vision

To be the agent of change by closing the technological divide within our communities.

Social Impact Programmes

Gender Based Violence Programmes

Gender based violence is a profound and persistent problem occurring in South Africa in every culture and social group. This is a subject that is very tender to the Chairman of MADA, having suffered a painful loss of his own niece through gender-based violence. The organisation is committed to changing the mindset of the perpetrators. The organisation commits to a solution-driven focus, on addressing the thoughts and beliefs that justify violent behaviour. The aim is to incorporate problem solving, communication skills, anger management techniques and impulse control in its programmes.

Memorial lecture against the killing of young women

On 12 May 2018, MADA, hosted a Memorial Lecture Against killing of young women. This was composed with the aim to commemorate the life of the late Karabo Mokoena and other young women killed in Soweto between April and May 2017. The organisation has gained a significant amount of media coverage around this subject and a weighty support from government and community members.

I-Pledge programme against gender-based violence

An initiative that has raised interest in local communities, corporate companies and government entities. Endorsed by minister of social development we have rallied prominent public figures to participate in delivering speeches regarding gender-based violence.


This program has transformed me from an inexperienced and unemployed IT graduate to an employed and skilled IT professional. I am thankful for the intense training I have received from both companies. Please continue giving a helping hand into the world of technology.
Nkululeko Maphumulo
IT Professional

I can happily say applying for the learnership was the best thing I did in the past few years. Now that I have experience as a network engineer I can market myself in the technology industry as a whole with different streams. I would highly recommend Moving Ahead Development Agency-MADA and In2IT Technologies to others.

Lusizo Brian Ngubo
Network Engineer