Fikile Moeti: TEDX Johannesburg, The Disruptors
Fikile Moeti, popularly known as DJ Fix shared a brief snippet of her life and family history in her first ever TedX Talk held in Johannesburg on the 18th of September 2016.
In a humorously delivered talk, Fix revealed the secret of her adoption and it brought about fears and insecurities. She mentioned how she constantly feared not being smart enough throughout primary school and how she always faced anxiety for not being as ‘book smart’ as her older sister and high flying grandmothers, who were great achievers in their respective fields.
Fix speaks about how she found her “other smart” through water polo and swimming. She then went on to become the first female VJ at MTV Base where she was picked from among thousands of applicants all while she was still a student of Film and Media at the University of Cape Town.
Fix explained that she left her VJ job in a bid to confront her childhood anxieties and go back to school. She excelled in her studies at both the Columbia College and New York University in the United States and upon her return to South Africa enrolled for a Social Entrepreneurship course at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). It is from here that Fix embarked on a unique partnership with GIBS, to provide a scholarship to social entrepreneurs called the Fix Scholarship.
The Fix Scholarship has since awarded over 5 scholarships to well deserving social entrepreneurs since its inception in 2013. This is a competitive scholarship for Social Entrepreneurs who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social development challenges. The Scholarship provides funding to study Social Entrepreneurship at GIBS and exclusive opportunities to meet like-minded social entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. Fix, believes that the arts, business and social development are not mutually exclusive hence her efforts to help other entrepreneurs further their education through her partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science, GIBS.
Fix’s TEDX Talk is available on https://youtu.be/qdqyhbSQOD8