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Brandon Kynoch
#YouthMonth: This 16-year-old developer is dominating the gaming industry

16-year-old self-taught game developer, Brandon Kynoch, is dominating the gaming industry with the App Store having chosen his game, Torus., as its 'Game of the Day' in 137 App Stores worldwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Yenani Madikwa is Cannes FCBSocialEye for 2018

Jessica Tennant interviews Yenani Madikwa, copywriter at FCB Africa, on winning this year's global Cannes FCBSocialEYE and how we can keep an eye on her this week...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jun 2018

Royce da 5'9"
#YouthMonth: Check up on your "strong friends"

This #YouthMonth I want to address something serious, something that we usually avoid talking about and something I wrangle with personally...

By Charles Siboto 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS
#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS

Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, GirlCode has flourished...

By Sindy Peters 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry
#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry

For Youth Month we chat to Maxwell Magodla, general manager at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel to find out more about the valuable lessons he has learnt from his own mentors and what he would like to impart on his mentees...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Jun 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their money

To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

By Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Equipping unemployed youth aboard the SA Agulhas vessel

According to Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 52.40% in the first quarter of 2018 from 51.10% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Luckily the maritime industry is doing its part in lowering these numbers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

Nosipho Dumisa on her breakout film Nommer 37
Nosipho Dumisa on her breakout film Nommer 37

Daniel Dercksen chats with 29-year-old writer/director Nosipho Dumisa, about her feature film debut, the South African crime-thriller Nommer 37, opening in cinemas on 1 June 2018.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 May 2018

#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code
#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code

codeX Coding Academy is an initiative that aims to boost the number of software developers entering our economy each year. Cara Turner, chief operating officer of codeX Coding Academy tells us more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

#NewCampaign: Adidas Originals teams up with young creatives to tell product stories
#NewCampaign: Adidas Originals teams up with young creatives to tell product stories

Adidas Originals kicked off a three-month campaign earlier this month, that engages the youth to tell three key product stories for Campus in June, NMD in July and EQT in August...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time
#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time

Academics and learning hard skills makes up only one part of the education process. These days, many jobs require soft skills not readily taught in the classroom. Randy Mampuru tells us about Kidz Hub, and how they are teaching kids commitment, consistency and sacrifice...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Serena-Marie Van der Nest the ‘Young One'
#YouthMonth: Serena-Marie Van der Nest the ‘Young One'

It was in a food aisle at a local Woolies where Serena-Marie Van der Nest had an epiphany that she wanted to become a graphic designer...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity
#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Committed to Fortis, youth development and making a difference
#YouthMonth: Committed to Fortis, youth development and making a difference

The Sales and Marketing Director of Fortis Hotels, Siyanda Dlamini has been honing his skills in the hospitality industry for the past 15 years. A year ago, Dlamini bought shares with Fortis Hotels - becoming a co-owner...

By Cari Coetzee 29 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Q&A with #YoungGunsB2B Callan Williams of Garajeest
#YouthMonth: Q&A with #YoungGunsB2B Callan Williams of Garajeest

This year, Wine Cellar Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers once again identified SA's hottest young winemaking talent breaking the rules and pushing the limits at their annual ‘Young Guns' event. We chat to one of this year's “Young Guns” and rising wine star, Callan Williams of Garajeest wines.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders
#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders

Cape Town-based 'slow fashion' brand Jota-Kena recently released its AW17 collection, which combines a colour palette reminiscent of the 1970's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Q&A with #YoungGunsB2B Stephanie Wiid of Thistle & Weed
#YouthMonth: Q&A with #YoungGunsB2B Stephanie Wiid of Thistle & Weed

Wine Cellar: Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers recently announced their top pick of SA's hottest young winemaking talent for the seventh edition of the Young Guns tasting event. We got in touch with one of the rising stars, Stephanie Wiid, one half of Thistle & Weed, to chat all things wine.

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jun 2017

Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

We chat to Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Providing opportunities for young performers, Q&A with Artscape's Marlene Le Roux
#YouthMonth: Providing opportunities for young performers, Q&A with Artscape's Marlene Le Roux

We got in touch with Artscape's CEO, Marlene le Roux to find out how the Youth Month Festival is progressing and how the arts can help uplift young communities.

By Ruth Cooper 26 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential
#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential

A structured and stable education in the early years is crucial to giving children the best developmental start to life. Unfortunately, not all South African children have access to a good early childhood education, but NPO, The Unlimited Child, is looking to change that...

By Shan Radcliffe 23 Jun 2017

#Youthmonth: The kids do it themselves
#Youthmonth: The kids do it themselves

We've been through a lot lately, right? Madness seems to reign: numerous terrorist attacks, Trump withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord and the Brexit sequel that is the recent UK snap election...

By Charles Siboto 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa
#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa

Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur...

By Cari Coetzee 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development
#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development

In light of #YouthMonth, we had a chat with Engen's Paul Leask and Savtec's Hennie Richter about the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 and how it impacts the youth of South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

Loyal, long-term relationship building with Gen Z
Loyal, long-term relationship building with Gen Z

Just when you're starting to get the hang of millennials, here comes Generation Z. Their oldest members may only just be starting to enter tertiary education, but they pack a purchasing punch...

By Lee Naik 20 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment
#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment

After being named a regional winner in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards, Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal went on to scoop the top prize in the national competition...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO
#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO

There's yet another property app in the market that's set to challenge the traditional model of doing business in this space...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

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Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

Michal Bednarek © –
What does it mean to be 'cool' and 'relevant' in brand building?

Brands across the board, especially SA brands, are failing dismally at being relevant, particularly when it comes to the so-called millennials (pursuing this target segment does not automatically make your brand 'cool' or 'relevant')...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 14 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves
#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves

Writer, entrepreneur and mother, Anita Telle believes the greatest lesson we can teach our children is how to accept and love themselves, and has written a few books to help us do so...

By Shan Radcliffe 9 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand
#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand

Vega student John Mashiri received the Pencil Award, sponsored by the Pendoring Advertising Awards, for graduating with top honours in brand management last month...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2017

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