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2020 100 Most Influential Young South Africans Announced By Avance Media

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As part of its annual programme to celebrate and acclaim South Africa’s outstanding youth, leading PR and Rating firm Avance Media has published the fifth edition of its annual 100 Most Influential Young South Africans ranking.

This list which is focused on revealing the most-hardworking youth features individuals who stood tall in their businesses and careers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Putting assortment into deliberation, the list ranks young individuals from diverse industries and sectors including Activists, Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, Media Personalities, and Politicians. Some of the prominent individuals on the list include Musician Cassper Nyovest, Ami Faku, Boity, Vusi Thembekwayo, Theo Baloyi, Trevor Noah, Siya Kolisi and Mbuyiseni Ndtozi etc.

Unlike preceding rankings where competent individuals are listed in the order of ranks in line with public voting, this list represents extraordinary individuals who also contributed in various ways towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s ranking features a record of (56) females, (43) males and a music group called Blaq Diamond. Stacey Fru, a thirteen-year-old Author and Activist ranked as the youngest South African on the list.

Managing Director of Avance Media, Prince Akpah, noted that the annual ranking of Influential Young South Africans continue to serve as an avenue for inspiration to all young individuals as they pursue excellence in their various endeavours.

Below is the list of Avance Media’s 2020 100 Most Influential Young South Africans arranged in alphabetical order.

Achumile Majija

Ami Faku

Anelisa Tuswa

Ayakha Melithafa

Blaq Diamond

Boity Thulo

Bonang Matheba

Bongani Baloyi

Bruce Dube

Cassper Nyovest

Caster Semenya

Chanté Siyamthanda Jantjies

Chelsea Zindoga (Dr)

DJ Maphorisa

Esethu Cenga

Eunice Maeshibe Marema

Given Sigauqwe

Gwen Ngwenya

Itumeleng Khune

Itumeleng Ntsube

Jessica Nkosi

Jonathan Macauley (Dr)

Kabza De Small

Karl Kugelmann

Katleho Paballo Makupu

Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse

Kgaogelo Mahasha

Kopano Matlwa (Dr)

Kwara Kekana

Lasizwe Dambuza

Leah Molatseli

Lebo Gafane-Matemane (Dr)

Lerato Mokoena (Dr)

Lindsay Van der Byl

Llewelyn Pillay

Lloyd Harris

Londy Ngcobo

Louise Kongolo Kanza

Lukhanyo Am

Lunga Shabalala

Lungile Hobe (Dr)

Lydia Hlongwane

Madoda Ndlakuse

Makazole Mapimpi

Makhadzi

Mamello Matikinca

Mariam Manack

Mas Musiq

Master KG

Matamela M. Mafune (Dr)

Mbali Makhathini

Mbali Ntuli

Mbali Nwoko

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

Melene Rossouw

Mimi V Omokri

Miriam Dube

Mpho Popps Modikoane

Naledi Chirwa

Nasty C

Nomcebo Zikode

Nono Cele Xaba

Ntsiki Mkhize

Olebogeng Sentsho

Pearl Thusi

Percy Muzi Tau

Pieter-Steph du Toit

Prince Kaybee

Rachel Kolisi

Refiloe Nkele

Relebogile Mabotja

Riky Rick

Sandile Shezi

Senamile Masango

Sibongile Mongadi

Simphiwe Zuma

Siya Kolisi

Siyabonga Mkhize

Slindile Mthembu

Stacey Fru

Thando Thabethe

Thembi Kgatlana

Thembiso Magajana

Theo Baloyi

Thlologelo Malatji

Thulani Hlatshwayo

Thuso Mbedu

Trevor Noah

Tshiamo Ramalapa

Tumi Sole

Vigro Deep

Vumile Msweli

Vusi Thembekwayo

Vuyani Pambo

Wendy Phoswa (Dr)

Wouter Wessels

Yanga Chief

Yola Mgogwana

Yuveer Karunchund

Zizipho Ntobongwana

Article by Ifeanyi Ahyia Adjei

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