In February 2013 Erik co-founded InkuluFreeHeid: a movement set to become a leading non-partisan youth voice in South Africa and aims to deepen democratic engagement, enhance social cohesion and solve economic problems. InkuluFreeHeid has already reached thousands through online and on the ground impacts and delivered human rights appeals directly to Office of the President.
Erik co-founded the African Student Leaders’ Summit in 2010; Co-founded Bluebuck Network, an international student environmental coalition represented at UN COP17 in 2011; and co-chaired the G8 & G20 Youth Summits 2012 [Washington DC] emulating United Nations Secretary General. Erik is currently founding Director of Mukana Growth PTY Ltd and an Executive Director of SYH Investments, and Managing Director of InkuluFreeHeid.
Eric holds a University of Cape Town Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering. First Class Honours; Thesis: Chaos and Symmetry in Structural Mechanics; Second major in economics and a University of Pretoria Gordon Institute of Business Science, Strategic Finance and Value Creation; Executive Programme