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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

NEWS: Trevor Noah Voted 2016 Most Influential Young South African



Trevor Noah Voted 2016 Most Influential Young South African

Trevor Noah, the South African host of The Daily Show, has been voted the 2016 Most Influential Young South African in a public ranking poll by reputable rating establishment, Avance Media.

2016 saw Comedian Trevor Noah, making The Daily Show become a global phenomenon, and was among the top commentators for the 2016 US Presidential Elections which also had him interview US Ex-Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

Votes which drew public participation from about 90 countries from across the globe also endorsed DJ Zinhle, Nasty C, Caster Semenya and Sibusiso Leope as among the top 5 young South Africans who influenced South Africa and beyond in 2016.

DJ Zinhle known in private life as Zinhle Jiyane, and one of the few women in South Africa who took up a career in Disc Jockeying also got voted as the Most Influential Young Lady in the ranking.

Below are the Young South Africans voted as the Most Influential in their various categories related to their field of work: 
Business: Tebogo Ditshego – CEO, Ditshego Media. 
Sports: Caster Semenya – Athlete 
Media: Trevor Noah – Host, The Daily Show 
Lifestyle: DJ Zinhle 
Entertainment: Nasty C 
Law & Governance: Julius Malema – Leader, EFF 
Social Entreprise & Philanthropy: Lebang Nong – Founder, Katleho Pele Education 
Leadership & Civil Society: Khaya Dlanga 
Personal Development & Academia: Sibusiso Leope 
Science & Technology: Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng 


MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah extended his appreciation to all who participated in the inaugural ranking polls for South Africa and advised young people to learn and be inspired by the stories of these young achievers as they represent South Africa on the globally.


Below is the Official 2016 Ranking of 100 Most Influential Young South Africans


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



The 100 Most Influential Young South Africans is an initiative of Avance Media in partnership with Reputation Poll, EOD Partners, Jagari Designs, CELBMD Africa, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation Barcity Media and Project Know Thyself International.




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