Yameen Motala has a variety of interests ranging from developments in basic education to local history along with urban planning, land restitution, and commercial aviation (network planning and aircraft acquisition). He has a passion for community work and engaging in learning activities with others. Some of the community-based organizations he has previously worked with include the District Six Working Committee, Reclaim the City, and Boorhaanol Islam Movement. After completing a Bachelor of Social Science degree at the University of Cape Town (majoring in International Relations and Public Policy & Administration), he completed a graduate Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and an Honours Degree in City Planning from the same university. Currently, he is enrolled in the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) Future Leaders Programme 2022, and is looking forward to learning as much as possible from this expansive and multi-disciplinary programme, and to make the most of this opportunity.