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Avance Media Releases List of 2016 Most Influential Young South Africans

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Reputed rating establishment and one of Africa’s leading Media and Public Relations firm, Avance Media has announced the 100 finalists for the 2016 ’100 Most Influential Young South Africans’ ranking

The list which reflects the achievements of young South Africans throughout the year 2016 was streamlined in 10 distinct categories which represent key sectors of South Africa’s economy.

After receiving nominations from the public, the media house chose 100 of the Most Influential Young people who are blazing trails in various categories introduced under the ranking.

Categories for the 2017 ranking include Business, Entertainment, Law & Governance, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development & Academia, Science & Technology, Leadership & Civil Society, Social Enterprise & Philanthropy and Sports.

The Most Influential Young South Africans initiative is an annual awards and ranking scheme for young South African Achievers between 15-40 years, spearheaded by Avance Media, a social enterprise in partnership with various Organisations.

The initiative is intended to disclose the true and genuine potentials of young people who are earnest to turn around the fortunes of South Africa’s economy and whose works are at par with their impacts. It is also expected to serve as a source of encouragement to these young individuals whose commitment towards stimulating growth is undoubted.

Below is the full list of the 2016 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in their respective categories.

BUSINESS

  1. Tebogo Ditshego
  2. Sandile Shezi
  3. Yolanda Zoleka Cuba
  4. Tokologo Phetla
  5. Emmanuel Bonoko
  6. Vinny Lingham
  7. Duduzane Zuma
  8. Jonathan Liebmann
  9. Max Hussmann
  10. Mike Eilertsen

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Nasty C
  2. Cassper Nyovest
  3. AKA
  4. LIRA
  5. Terry Pheto
  6. Unathi Msengana
  7. Simphiwe Dana
  8. Thembi Seete
  9. Shashi Naidoo

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

  1. Lebang Nong
  2. Catherine Constantinides
  3. Thabang Mabuza
  4. Sizwe Nzima
  5. Luvuyo Rani
  6. Phumlani M. Majozi
  7. Elvis M. Sekhaolelo
  8. Mmabatho Mokiti
  9. Thato Kgatlhanye
  10. Naadiya Moosajee

SPORTS

  1. Caster Semenya
  2. Wayde van Niekerk
  3. Akani Simbine
  4. Itumeleng Khune
  5. AB de Villiers
  6. Steven Pienaar
  7. Karabo Mathang
  8. JP Pietersen
  9. Chris Morris
  10. Louis Oosthuizen

LAW & GOVERNANCE

  1. Julius Malema
  2. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
  3. Mduduzi Manana
  4. Mmusi Aloysias Maimane
  5. Lindiwe Mazibuko
  6. Bongani Baloyi
  7. Floyd Shivambu
  8. Collen Maine
  9. Masizole Mnqasela
  10. Magdalene Moonsamy

MEDIA

  1. Trevor Noah
  2. Bonang Matheba
  3. Minnie Dlamini
  4. Boitumelo Thulo
  5. Thando Thabethe
  6. Masechaba Ndlovu
  7. Redi Tlhabi
  8. Azania Mosaka
  9. Cathy Mohlahlana
  10. Hajrah Ormajee

LIFESTYLE

  1. DJ Zinhle
  2. MsCosmo
  3. Thula Sindi
  4. Candice Swanepoel
  5. Siya Beyile
  6. Victor Dlamini
  7. Mogau Seshoene
  8. Caspar Lee
  9. Jaco De Bruyn
  10. Gareth Pon

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng
  2. Siyabulela Xuza
  3. Ashley Uys
  4. Lebo Selloane-Tshabalala
  5. Rapelang Rabana
  6. Ludwick Marishane
  7. Conrad Travis David
  8. Justin Stanford
  9. Alex Fourie
  10. Adii Pienaar

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

  1. Khaya Dlanga
  2. Thabang Mathopo
  3. Khusela Sangoni
  4. Phakamile Mbengashe
  5. Rosie Motene
  6. Faith Mangope
  7. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh
  8. Mandisa Shandu
  9. Tembeka Ngcukaitobi
  10. Seana Nkhahle

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA

  1. Sibusiso Leope
  2. Vusi Thembekwayo
  3. Frederick Bohasu
  4. Khethi Ngwenya
  5. Vuyo Jack
  6. Musa Manzi
  7. Raelene Rorke
  8. Zwelethu Mambane
  9. Nizenande Machi
  10. Dario Trinchero

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