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Most influential young South African for 2017 is Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

January 22, 2018 4:02 pm

EFF national spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been named the Most Influential Young South African for 2017.

Ndlozi takes over from comedian Trevor Noah who won the prize in 2016.

Ndlozi was awarded the honour after topping a poll by Avance Media, a social enterprise in partnership with various organisations aiming to show the growing potential of young people.

The poll was open to public participation from about 90 countries, and had several categories, namely Business, Law and Governance, Science and Technology, Entertainment, Media, Leadership and Civil society, Social Enterprise and Philanthropy, Personal Development and Academia, Sports as well as Lifestyle.

Bafana Bafana and Sundowns midfielder Percy Tau was ranked second overall and won the Sports category. Actress and model Nomzamo Mbatha took third spot and first in the Lifestyle category.

Dr Sandile Kubheka, an Intensive Care Unit medical officer at Grey Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal scooped the fourth position and took first place in the Science and Technology category. In 2013 Kubheka became the youngest ever doctor to qualify for MBChB at the age of 20 and is now the ambassador for the SA National Blood Service.

Popular rapper Cassper Nyovest occupied the fifth spot and was awarded first place in the entertainment category. According to Avance Media, this is thanks to his uplifting story of dropping out of high school in North West and relocating to Johannesburg where he built his music empire and started the #FillUp series of music concerts.

Other names on the list worth noting are DJ Zinhle at position 8, TV personality Bonang Matheba (9), athlete Caster Semenya (10), rapper AKA (12), Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, musician Babes Wodumo (19) and cricketer Kagiso Rabada (31).

 

  1. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
  2. Percy Tau
  3. Nomzamo Mbatha
  4. Dr Sandile Kubheka
  5. Cassper Nyovest
  6. Trevor Noah
  7. Mabutho Mthembu
  8. DJ Zinhle
  9. Bonang Matheba
  10. Caster Semenya
  11. Lethabo Motswaledi
  12. AKA
  13. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng
  14. Bokang Lemaoana
  15. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
  16. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh
  17. Botlhale Boikanyo
  18. Tiyani Majoko
  19. Babes Wodumo
  20. Thabo Msibi
  21. Nontokozo Madonsela
  22. Sylvester Chauke
  23. Wayde van Niekerk
  24. Amanda Black
  25. Tebogo Ditshego
  26. Raymond Ledwaba
  27. Catherine Constantinides
  28. Itumeleng Khune
  29. Anele Mdoda
  30. Gift Lubele
  31. Kagiso Rabada
  32. Erna Basson
  33. Dikeledi A. Mokoena
  34. Vumile Msweli
  35. Vukile Manzi
  36. Khethi Ngwenya
  37. Lynette Ntuli
  38. Fulufhelo Ramulifho
  39. Jessica Nkosi
  40. Pearl Thusi
  41. Sophie Kanza
  42. Nasty C
  43. Dr Nokwethemba M.-Hadebe
  44. Nthabiseng Mosia
  45. Lebang Nong
  46. Faith Mangope
  47. Madoda Khuzwayo
  48. Pearl Modiadie
  49. Busisiwe Selesho
  50. Maps Maponyane
  51. Andile Jali
  52. Faraimose Kutadzaushe
  53. Luyolo Mphithi ‎
  54. Achumile Majija
  55. Thando Thabethe
  56. Thato Kgatlhanye
  57. Tefo Tlale
  58. Zulaikha Patel
  59. Dr Yudhvir Seetharam
  60. Akani Simbine
  61. Yolanda Zoleka Cuba
  62. Berno Potgieter
  63. Doug Hoernle
  64. Mukovhe Morris Masutha
  65. Koketso Moeti
  66. Emmanuel Bonoko
  67. Bongani Baloyi Midvaal
  68. Bontle Modiselle
  69. Mabine Seabe
  70. Allegro Dinkwanyane
  71. Ntando Duma
  72. Asanda Sizani
  73. Roger Goode
  74. Evans Manyonga
  75. Phumlani M. Majozi
  76. Tumi Voster
  77. Marcus Swanepoel
  78. Thabo Makhetha
  79. Karen Nadasen
  80. Hlomela Bucwa
  81. Loyiso Gola
  82. Amanda du Pont
  83. Trevor Wolfe
  84. Anatii
  85. Maya Wegerif
  86. Bongani Zungu
  87. Khanya Mkangisa
  88. Patson Malisa
  89. Rich Mnisi
  90. Matt Putman
  91. Frederick Bohasu
  92. Sanele Junior Xaba
  93. Tahir Sema
  94. Emtee
  95. Elaine Bergenthuin
  96. Sushila Dhever
  97. Eugene Khoza
  98. Dean Furman
  99. Rushil Vallabh
  100. Thulani Serero

 

Author: Staff Writer

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