30 July 2018


An author, musician, motivational speaker, community builder, and above all else, a Mentor.

In Mpumalanga, there is a town near the border of Limpopo called Phake. Surrounded by vast beautiful landscapes and nature reserves is the birthplace of Phenius Ndlovu aka Majestic. An author, musician, motivational speaker, community builder, and above all else, a Mentor.

Soon after he finished his matric in Phake, he moved to Mamelodi and successfully published his own self-help book called Candle Light, Handle Right. His book is about motivating and inspiring young adults to find their light and burn it bright through positive life choices and optimistic mindsets.

The book dives into various topics such as success, self-image, realities of life, and hustlers who make the difference. It’s available online: http://www.lulu.com/shop/majestic-ndlovu/candle-light-handle-right/paperback/product-23594470.html

We caught up with this Mentor to find out what keeps his passion alive and why he his driven to help others. Read the interview below.

  1. Why did you become a Mentor?
    I wanted to make a difference in young people’s lives, to keep them away from alcohol, drugs and teenage pregnancy.
  2. What motivates you to strive for change?
    Young people motivate me, because they are the future, as well as my background.
  3. What advice would you give to your younger self?
    My advice would be to stay focused and chase after your dream. Listen, learn and be humble.
  4. What motivated you to write your self-help book?
    I was born a writer, and with the book, I want to help others like me to believe in their dreams.
  5. What are your goals for the next five years?
    In the next five years, I want to publish as many books as I can as well as operate my company that hosts motivational seminars.
  6. If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
    I would love to meet Dj Sbu, with all the work that he is doing for his community, he is really inspiring. My other choice would be Tata Nelson Mandela, I can only imagine the great advice he would have.
  7. If you had to pick one song to be the soundtrack to your life what would it be and why?
    Kul'ungile baba by sfiso ncwane. The song touches my heart and my soul, I get comfort when I listen to it.
  8. What’s the most important mentorship lesson you’ve learnt?
    That I need to be very patient and always think outside of the box.
  9. What are you most proud of?
    The change that I make in other people’s lives, and the growth that I get from it every day.

Start making a difference in someone else's life today. Take the pledge, be a mentor: http://www.bethementor.sab.co.za/pledge