Hlakudi Gert Malatji is a recent graduate with a National Diploma in Management and a B-Tech in Management from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). During his tertiary tenure, Hlakudi served as a Student Academic Mentor, providing academic support to his fellow students. In 2011, Hlakudi was awarded the Top Achievers Award at a prestigious event organised by the Faculty of Management Sciences at TUT. Thereafter, he did his internship with the Department Of Trade and Industry as a Trade and Industry Advisor, and also served as a member of the Internship Forum as a mediator between the interns and the Human Resources Directorate. Hlakudi has attended several developmental short courses, which include: Breaking Barriers into Public Service offered by National School of Government (PALAMA); Due Diligence Training; Investment Appraisal, and Risk Analysis. Currently, Hlakudi is the core-founder and chairperson of the Malusi Youth Development Organisation in Booysens Pretoria.