HASA councillor Twin Mosia continues to make waves
Twin Mosia, a heritage activist from Mamafubedu, Petrus Steyn in the Free State (pictured here with former HASA chair, Len Raymond), continues to make waves having been selected as nominee for the 2018 Africa Youth Awards Male of the Year and as one of the Young Independents Top 100 in the SADC Region. He is also being considered for inclusion in the Young Global Leader Class of 2020 by the World Economic Forum.
In 2016, Twin was awarded a Simon van der Stel gold medal for his efforts to stop illegal mining at Elandskop Hill which through his efforts was later declared a local heritage site. He also spearheads efforts to establish the Elandskop Museum.
Twin received the Golden Shield National Heritage Award in the Young Heritage Activist category, was named as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian and is recipient of a 2017 Kudu Award from South African National Parks for his work in heritage conservation. In 2018 he was one of News24’s 100 Young Mandelas and received the Eco Logic Award as well as the Presidential Award.
In 2018 Twin represented South Africa and Africa at the Global Cultural Leadership Programme in Amsterdam organised by the Goethe-Institut in partnership with Cultural Diplomacy, the European Union, the British Council, BORAZ Centre for Fine Arts Brussels, EUNIC Global, European Cultural Foundation, and Institut Francais. 40 global young cultural leaders in arts, heritage, culture, museums, environment, film, theatre and music met to discuss pressing global issues and possible solutions through networking, partnerships and meaningful collaborations.
Twin hopes to attend the Global Cultural Leadership programme reunion later this year which will be held in Brussels, Belgium.
Twin has served on the HASA council since 2018.