#YouthMatters: Niyaaz Isaacs of automotive YouTube channel LibeRebil
#YouthMatters: Niyaaz Isaacs of automotive YouTube channel LibeRebil

Young and inspirational, Niyaaz Isaacs holds the secret to creating a South African YouTube channel that sticks...

Imran SalieBy Imran Salie 23 Jun 2021

Teen author and musician Jess Robus publishes book of poetry A Few Slivers of Light
Teen author and musician Jess Robus publishes book of poetry A Few Slivers of Light

With a maturity that belies her 14 years, vibrant Jess Robus is already a singer, songwriter, debater and musical theatre aficionado...

Martin MyersBy Martin Myers 23 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Chidi Nwaogu, nominee for Techpreneur of the Year at 2021 FOYA Awards
#YouthMatters: Chidi Nwaogu, nominee for Techpreneur of the Year at 2021 FOYA Awards

Chidi Nwaogu, serial tech entrepreneur and cofounder at Publiseer and Savvy, has been nominated as Techpreneur of the Year at the 2021 FOYA Awards...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2021

Ondela Mlandu, head of media at Positive Dialogue
#YouthMatters: Ondela Mlandu speaks passion, learning and thriving

Passionate about the world she works in, Ondela Mlandu has come from journalism and writing roots up the ladder to where she is now...

Emily StanderBy Emily Stander 23 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: General disappointment, anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theories and misinformation
#YouthMatters: General disappointment, anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theories and misinformation

The winter chills are settling in across the country, load shedding looms large and Malume Cyril called the dreaded family meeting...

Charles SibotoBy Charles Siboto 22 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Daniella Galante of RX Africa on her love of storytelling, and staying true to who you are
#YouthMatters: Daniella Galante of RX Africa on her love of storytelling, and staying true to who you are

As part of our #YouthMatters feature, we chat to Daniella Galante, senior digital marketing executive of events and exhibition company, RX Africa...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 22 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Letlhogonolo "Tlhogi" Ngwato, PR lead at Grey Africa
#YouthMatters: Letlhogonolo "Tlhogi" Ngwato, PR lead at Grey Africa

As part of our #YouthMatters feature, we chat to Letlhogonolo "Tlhogi" Ngwato, PR lead at Grey Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jun 2021

Youth vs. brands: Who wins?
Youth vs. brands: Who wins?

The idea of interacting with digital natives can be intimidating for companies and organisations, but there is simply no way out of this...

By Pat Mahlangu 22 Jun 2021

Dillon Khan, vice president of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Studios and Creative Services (Africa) ViacomCBS
Empowerment through storytelling: in conversation with Dillon Khan

We spoke to Dillon Khan about storytelling, African stories and the importance of youth in the creative industry...

Emily StanderBy Emily Stander 21 Jun 2021

The Culture Squad
Call to action: Youth, take up space!

Unmistakably, the youth need to be able to simultaneously take up space and find a space for themselves in society...

By Monde Twala 21 Jun 2021

Use the Africa free-trade area to create jobs and enable entrepreneurship for the youth
Use the Africa free-trade area to create jobs and enable entrepreneurship for the youth

The African Continental Free Trade Area has the potential to reduce the high joblessness rate that has recently skyrocketed due to the detrimental effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Lebo Letsoalo 21 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Kim-Lee de Vries, marketing director at Bateleur Brand Planning
#YouthMatters: Kim-Lee de Vries, marketing director at Bateleur Brand Planning

As part of our #YouthMatters series, we chat to Kim-Lee de Vries, marketing director at Bateleur Brand Planning...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jun 2021

Samuel Dhol Ayeun, a trainee doctor who fled from South Sudan to Uganda. ReuterAbubaker Lubowa
"I made it," says South Sudanese who fled to Uganda

After civil war forced Samuel Dhol Ayeun to flee South Sudan as a teenager to neighbouring Uganda in 2013, memories of watching friends die of preventable diseases...

By Francis Mukasa, 21 Jun 2021

Has youth unemployment really become another pandemic in SA?
Has youth unemployment really become another pandemic in SA?

For the past few weeks, I have been listening to both political and economic analysts to try and understand how bad this situation is. Some analysts have deemed the state of youth unemployment in SA as not only dire, but as one of the pandemics along...

Miranda LusibaBy Miranda Lusiba 18 Jun 2021

#StartupStory: Meet Nombulelo Malinga, founder of Zizi Digital
#StartupStory: Meet Nombulelo Malinga, founder of Zizi Digital

"As a young, Black female, I believe it's not only important to service clients but also to open up the digital floor to much needed conversations so that the campaigns we work on bring about real change," says Nombulelo Malinga, founder and director...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jun 2021

Alex Krause, the senior strategist at HelloFCB+
#YouthMatters: Alex Krause's strategy to be successful

As the senior strategist at HelloFCB+, Alex Krause spends most of his time connecting with people in creative ways...

Emily StanderBy Emily Stander 17 Jun 2021

Zanele Kabane, copywriter at M&C Saatchi Abel
#YouthMatters: Zanele Kabane talks writing, media and the future

Zanele Kabane, copywriter at M&C Saatchi Abel, shares more about her work and her goals...

Emily StanderBy Emily Stander 16 Jun 2021

SA State Theatre celebrates Youth Month with Youth Expressions Festival
SA State Theatre celebrates Youth Month with Youth Expressions Festival

In celebration of Youth Day and Youth Month, the South African State Theatre will host its annual Youth Expressions Festival (YEF) from 16 to 30 June.

15 Jun 2021

Katlego Letsoalo, monitoring and evaluation specialist, Safety and Sustainable Development Department, Minerals Council South Africa. Image: Mining Indaba
#YouthMatters: The mining industry needs more young leaders, says the Minerals Council's Katlego Letsoalo

Katlego Letsoalo is a rising talent in the South African mining industry, and he would like to see is more young people playing a role in the future direction of the sector....

Nicci BothaBy Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2021

#MusicExchange: Gabrielle De Gama releases debut single, acts alongside Iain Glen from Game of Thrones
#MusicExchange: Gabrielle De Gama releases debut single, acts alongside Iain Glen from Game of Thrones

Talent is something that can be cultivated with passion, motivation, patience and practice. Armoured with all four, 14-year-old Gabrielle De Gama utilised lockdown as an opportunity to write and record her debut single, "Nasty". The song has a...

Martin MyersBy Martin Myers 15 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Bulelani Ngcauzele, junior account manager at Hook, Line & Sinker
#YouthMatters: Bulelani Ngcauzele, junior account manager at Hook, Line & Sinker

With over three years of experience across PR, digital, social media and marketing, Bulelani Ngcauzele of Hook, Line & Sinker has realised that there is a growing need for young Black female professionals in the PR & Tech marketing sector...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 15 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Izak van der Walt, integrated business unit manager at HaveYouHeard

This Youth Month, we find out from Izak van der Walt, integrated business unit manager at HaveYouHeard, about his journey into the world of advertising...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 15 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Phumelela Malinga of By Phume on filling a gap in the fashion market
#YouthMatters: Phumelela Malinga of By Phume on filling a gap in the fashion market

Phumelela Malinga, the 27-year-old mechanical designer-turned-fashion designer, chats to us about switching gears, founding his androgynous designer apparel brand By Phume and being invited to be part of the 2020 Design Indaba Emerging Creatives...

Ruth CooperBy Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Leigh-Anne Salonika, founder of OnlyKind
#YouthMatters: Leigh-Anne Salonika, founder of OnlyKind

From East London to some of South Africa's most storied agencies. After winning on global stages and achieving what she set out to on the inside of the corporate advertising machinery, Leigh-Anne Salonika is living her purpose...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 14 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Tristan Shaun Henry celebrates queer youth culture through fashion
#YouthMatters: Tristan Shaun Henry celebrates queer youth culture through fashion

Tristan Shaun Henry is among the talented cohort of young designers forming Design Indaba's class of Emerging Creatives for 2021...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Zwelethu Radebe, TVC director at Egg Films
#YouthMatters: Zwelethu Radebe, TVC director at Egg Films

The recent Metropolitan 'My People. My Everything' campaign kicks off with a TV advert that pulls at the heart strings. The TVC was directed by award-winning TV commercials director, Zwelethu Radebe from Egg Films....

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 11 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Ashleigh Burton, head of social media at Weber Shandwick Africa
#YouthMatters: Ashleigh Burton, head of social media at Weber Shandwick Africa

Starting out as a copywriter over a decade ago, Ashleigh Burton has a passion for using digital platforms to tell stories. Today, she is head of social media at Weber Shandwick Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 10 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: FNB's Nicholas Riemer is passionate about financial education

Sharing knowledge that helps people make better investment decisions is a huge reward factor for Nicholas Riemer. The 31-year-old heads the investment education space within FNB Wealth and Investments...

Nicci BothaBy Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2021

#MusicExchange: Mila Smith releases "Liars and Fakes"; her debut single as a solo artist
#MusicExchange: Mila Smith releases "Liars and Fakes"; her debut single as a solo artist

The 16-year-old musician, Mila Smith, has released "Liars and Fakes"; her debut single as a solo artist. The song was engineered by Milan Rendell, another young go-getter from Cape Town.

Martin MyersBy Martin Myers 9 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Hamilton Zwane, copywriter at Grey Africa
#YouthMatters: Hamilton Zwane, copywriter at Grey Africa

As part of our #YouthMatters feature for Youth Month, we chat to Hamilton Zwane, copywriter at Grey Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2021



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