Gavin Weale is the Founder of Livity Africa and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Weale is an award-winning social entrepreneur and publisher from the UK. Originally from a journalism background, Mr. Weale led the development of the Live Magazine project for Livity UK over ten years, transforming a small local youth zine into a nationwide print and digital media channel that is 100% created by young people.
In 2010 Mr. Weale won the UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur Award for his work on Live Magazine, which brought him to South Africa, leading to the development of the idea to replicate the project in South Africa. In early 2011, he was awarded a prestigious Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship, and moved to Cape Town. He has since been responsible for launching Livity Africa as a social enterprise, with Live Magazine SA as its primary focus.