Simon Mayson

  • Scholars' Scholar 2020
  • University of Witwatersrand, PhD Urban Planning


Simon Sizwe Mayson is pursuing an action research PhD at Wits University. He’s been working towards enabling a Wellbeing Economy in ‘Makers Valley’, inner city Johannesburg, asking ‘what is a good life really, and how do we get there?’. Using the PhD opportunity to explore how to maximise his own changemaker potential, he has become most intensively involved with early childhood development. As co-director of the Changemaker Children partnership, he believes that early childhood is a key to reducing inequalities and nurturing agents of change.