Meaning: The top pupil in the class

Dux  is powered by People Dynamics, a people development organisation that offers customised, effective and practical youth development training programmes to high school and tertiary education students with the aim of preparing them with the confidence and skills to enter the workforce as an equipped, elite and employable individual, ready to make an impact in his or her career.

Dux student development programme will set you up for success and help you realise your full potential

Become a Dux

Ready to take flight?

Please contact us to discuss how you or someone you know of can become part of the Dux family and take part in our programmes.

The Story about How Dux Hatched…

Once upon a time, a mother duck and her hatchlings were getting ready to leave the nest…

Dux is steered by Elaine Thompson who has achieved a number of great successes in her development and coaching career. Elaine and her team are focused on people development excellence, tapping into potential and taking intentional action to achieve goals.

With competition in the job market for high school and university graduates very high, Elaine saw the need for engaging, realistic and fun youth development programmes that adequately prepared young adults for the workplace. And out of that passion for people development and the need for creative and personalised youth development coaching, Dux had hatched.

The Dux Student Support Programmes are suitable for individuals and learners at high school or tertiary education institutions, and we also offer support programme solutions to organisations looking to invest in the development of young South Africans in their communities.

Dux Student Support and Coaching programme graduates can confidently enter the workplace with an advantage over their peers, and by completing the Dux programme, are registered on our Elite Employability group.

Meet our facilitators!

These passionate men and women are trained facilitators by People Dynamics. While they all have very different backgrounds, interests and experience, each facilitator is part of a team whose goal is to have a diverse representation of people, to connect with a diverse representation of students.


Elaine Thompson

I have over 20 years of experience as a facilitator and coach, focusing on people development excellence. My approach is to encourage individuals to tap into their potential and take intentional action to achieve their personal and business goals.

I have a BA Degree - Psychology and Sociology, BA Honors Degree - Clinical, Counselling and Sports Psychology, am ETDP SETA Qualified, Services SETA registered and a Results Coaching Systems – ICT qualification.

People development is my passion and I walk your journey with you and support you in achieving your goals.


Odwa Ngxingo

Being alive is a calling; under-living each day is simply cheating the One who called you. Be the faithful one and fully commit each day and make it worth the call by fully apply yourself each day!

Colleen Becker

My career in IT started in 1979 as a trainee computer programmer, and then moved into software development where I also trained and mentored new employees.

In 2006 I began working in Adult Education covering topics of Computer Literacy, all MS Office Applications and Soft Skills Training.

My passion for people development and training spurred on a decision to dedicate more of my time to coaching, and I have mentored many students, young adults, and corporate staff in people and business skills development since 2012.


Tracy-Lee Keylock

I’m a free-spirited 40-something with a wealth of experience from which to draw.
I willingly experiment, take risks, break rules, and work out of my comfort zone in order to shine as boldly and brightly as possible.

Patricia Kekana

I am an experienced facilitator with a passion for people and growth.
I go the extra mile to ensure that the journey to be travelled emotionally is made less challenging and easier to handle.

Emelia Fourie

Glen Thompson


George Arries

I love interacting with people, learning from past experiences, and am always open to learn something new. I value the things I learn from my peers and the younger generation, especially to have fun and not take myself too seriously all the time.

I have a huge passion for communication as I have a diploma in Communications, and with that is one of the reasons why I’ve joined the People Dynamics and Dux team. I love working with this team and it allows me to use my skills to all my abilities.



Andries Bingani


Tshepo Mdluli

My name is a Tshepo Mdluli and one of the interesting thing about me is that I have a Tswana name, Zulu Surname, I'm Tsonga speaking and I can speak about half the 11 official languages. I am also known as 'Mr Rainbow Nation' and 'King of Selfies.

Working with learners is one of the things I enjoy doing. Being able to transfer the knowledge I have to learners based on my life experiences in life and also guiding them through to having a prosperous life is such a pleasure and I am privileged to be part of the People Dynamics and Dux team which gives me a platform to do so.


Calvin Becker

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