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.
Chanté Siyamthanda Jantjies
Chelsea Zindoga (Dr)
Eunice Maeshibe Marema
Jonathan Macauley (Dr)
Kabza De Small
Katleho Paballo Makupu
Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse
Kopano Matlwa (Dr)
Lebo Gafane-Matemane (Dr)
Lerato Mokoena (Dr)
Lindsay Van der Byl
Louise Kongolo Kanza
Lungile Hobe (Dr)
Matamela M. Mafune (Dr)
Mimi V Omokri
Mpho Popps Modikoane
Nono Cele Xaba
Percy Muzi Tau
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Wendy Phoswa (Dr)
Article by Ifeanyi Ahyia Adjei
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