Zachary Akani Shimange

Zachary Akani Shimange was born in Limpopo, South Africa. He’s zeal for advocacy for trans and gender nonconforming people is undeniable and has been his driving force. Zachary studied a BSc degree in Microbiology at the University of Limpopo where he founded OutRAGE UL, the campus society for LGBTI persons. He has many years of experience working with gender minorities within the NGO sector. After leaving the University of Limpopo, Zachary went on to work with Limpopo LGBTI Proudly Out. Subsequent to the stint, he then joined Iranti-Org as an intern under their Zwakala Program. Zachary is extremely charismatic and has a love for people, he believes in creating a better tomorrow and learning something from everyone he comes into contact with.

He is currently the Community Mobilization Officer at Gender DynamiX, he seems to love every moment of it says “as a trans boy growing up in rural Limpopo you often dream of working with organisations such as GDX, in a city like Cape Town.”