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Avance Media 2016 Most Influential Young South Africans Full List

Reputed rating establishment and Africa’s leading Media and PR firm, Avance Media has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Young South Africans.

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

The list which has a gender equity of 39 women and 51 men is an initiative meant to serve as a source of inspiration to young people around the world.

According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, the initiative which was previously only launched for Ghana is embarking on a continental agenda of leading in sprouting the works and achievements of young people whose immerse contributions are sidelined and South Africa happens to be part of the first set of countries involved in the ranking.

In rating who becomes the 2016 Most Influential Young South African, the general public is being invited to vote for their most impactful youth on

After public votes ends on 17th January, 2017, winners will be announced according to their respective categories before the young person voted as the Most Influential Young South African for 2016 will be announced.

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

  1. TokologoPhetla
  2. Duduzane Zuma
  3. Emmanuel Bonoko
  4. Jonathan Liebmann
  5. Max Hussmann
  6. Mike Eilertsen
  7. Sandile Shezi
  8. Tebogo Ditshego
  9. Vinny Lingham
  10. Yolanda Zoleka Cuba
  1. AKA
  2. Bulelwa Mkutukana
  3. Cassper Nyovest
  4. Lira
  5. Nasty C
  6. Shashi Naidoo
  7. Simphiwe Dana
  8. Terry Pheto
  9. Thembi Seete
  10. Unathi Msengana
Law & Governance
  1. Bongani Baloyi
  2. Collen Maine
  3. Floyd Shivambu
  4. Julius Malema
  5. Lindiwe Mazibuko
  6. Magdalene Moonsamy
  7. Masizole Mnqasela
  8. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
  9. Mduduzi Manana
  10. Mmusi Aloysias Maimane
Leadership & Civil Society
  1. Faith Mangope
  2. Khaya Dlanga
  3. KhuselaSangoni-Khawe
  4. Mandisa Shandu
  5. Phakamile Mbengashe
  6. Rosie Motene
  7. Seana Nkhahle
  8. SizweMpofu-Walsh
  9. Tembeka Ngcukaitobi
  10. Thabang Mathopo
  1. Candice Swanepoel
  2. Caspar Lee
  3. DJ Zinhle
  4. Gareth Pon
  5. Jaco De Bruyn
  6. Mogau Seshoene
  7. MsCosmo
  8. Siya Beyile
  9. Thula Sindi
  10. Victor Dlamini
  1. Azania Mosaka
  2. Boitumelo Thulo
  3. Bonang Matheba
  4. Cathy Mohlahlana
  5. Hajrah Ormajee
  6. Masechaba Ndlovu
  7. Minnie Dlamini
  8. Redi Tlhabi
  9. Thando Thabethe
  10. Trevor Noah
Personal Development & Academia
  1. Dario Trinchero
  2. Frederick Bohasu
  3. Khethi Ngwenya
  4. Musa Manzi
  5. Nizenande Machi
  6. Raelene Rorke
  7. Sibusiso Leope
  8. Vusi Thembekwayo
  9. Vuyo Jack
  10. Zwelethu Mambane
Science & Technology
  1. Adii Pienaar
  2. Alex Fourie
  3. Ashley Uys
  4. Conrad Travis David
  5. DrTlaleng Mofokeng
  6. Justin Stanford
  7. Lebo Selloane-Tshabalala
  8. Ludwick Marishane
  9. Rapelang Rabana
  10. Siyabulela Xuza
Social Entreprise& Philanthropy
  1. Catherine Constantinides
  2. Elvis Mmaphuthelo Sekhaolelo
  3. Lebang Nong
  4. Luvuyo Rani
  5. Mmabatho Mokiti
  6. Naadiya Moosajee
  7. Phumlani M. Majozi
  8. Sizwe Nzima
  9. Thabang Mabuza
  10. Thato Kgatlhanye
  1. AB de Villiers
  2. Akani Simbine
  3. Caster Semenya
  4. Chris Morris
  5. Itumeleng Khune
  6. JP Pietersen
  7. Karabo Mathang
  8. Louis Oosthuizen
  9. Steven Pienaar
  10. Wayde van Niekerk

Avance Media is also successfully replicating the same ranking in Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana as they partner with various local and international organisations to honour young people across the continent.

The 2016 ranking is in partnership with Reputation Poll, Jagari Designs, CELMBD Africa, My Naija Naira, Just Elect, EOD Partners, Africa Youth Awards, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation, Project Know Thyself International and Barcity Media.

Source: Avance Media

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