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#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path
#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path

A UJ alumna, Chelsea Brown has found her passion in property, especially after recognising the many opportunities the field holds for SA's youth...

By Sindy Peters 30 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Telling stories that matter - Q&A with filmmaker Katya Abedian
#YouthMonth: Telling stories that matter - Q&A with filmmaker Katya Abedian

Young South African/Iranian filmmaker of award-winning short film Skin Diver, Katya Abedian, shares her thought process behind her creations, gives tips for aspiring filmmakers and advice on staying creative (and kind) during a pandemic...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Jozi lovebirds blossom into business owners
#YouthMonth: Jozi lovebirds blossom into business owners

Thula Ndema and Thato Masondo are partners in life and in work. Operating from their shop in Victoria Yards, they make artisanal sorbet in a range of seasonal combinations...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2020

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay.
#YouthMonth: Brands need to reverse-engineer the way they think about marketing

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay tells us more about some of the highlights of his young career and shares his views on what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Jun 2020

Morena Moletsane, a Gauteng-based illustrator.
#YouthMonth: Use your time effectively and challenge the norms

This Youth Month we talk to one of the Design Indaba's emerging creatives for 2020, Morena Moletsane...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride
#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride

The youth, by their very nature, have always been the first to embrace the latest trends when it comes to technology...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: How Muzi Shongwe is transforming his community one brick at a time
#YouthMonth: How Muzi Shongwe is transforming his community one brick at a time

Inspired by his late father, Muzi Shongwe's passion for business culminated in Muzi Bricks and Project - a brickmaking business helping build Soshanguve - the community in which he operates...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Bonga Mpungose, new business director at Fresh AF
#BehindtheMask with... Bonga Mpungose, new business director at Fresh AF

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the mask with Bonga Mpungose, new business director at Fresh AF...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first break
#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first break

Since inception, YES has generated over R1.4bn in youth salaries across 35,000 jobs...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Access new youth audiences through gamification, esports
#YouthMonth: Access new youth audiences through gamification, esports

Arena Events has been hosting various online events catering to different issues affecting the media, marketing and advertising industries and as part of our #YouthMonth content feature, we're covering their Sunday Times Gen Next series...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Influencing young African entrepreneurs
#YouthMonth: Influencing young African entrepreneurs

Pamela Nga, a full-time HR student and part-time network marketer studying in Cameroon, has started the Mindful Entrepreneur (M.E) podcast that aims to empower and educate young Africans to become entrepreneurs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young people
#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young people

Musa Thomo is operations manager at Sparrow FET College, a social enterprise that specifically caters for the disenfranchised youth of South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: When architecture, interior design and passion collide
#YouthMonth: When architecture, interior design and passion collide

As a junior 3D visualisation artist at the Paragon Group, Ashna Premji found the perfect job where her passion for both architecture and interior design collides...

By Sindy Peters 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?
#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?

One of the things that the outbreak of Covid-19 has made clear is that all of us are in the same boat, whether we like it or not. What happens in China affects all of us. What happens in the US affects all of us. What happens in South Africa affects all of us...

By Charles Siboto 12 Jun 2020

#Loeries2020: Creative hour with... Suhana Gordhan
#Loeries2020: Creative hour with... Suhana Gordhan

The Loeries recently launched a new series of webinars called Creative Hour, whereby new Loeries CEO, Preetesh Sewraj hosts industry leaders from across the region, raising industry-related topics that would typically be discussed in private at the close of business...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2020

Cape Town-born actress, Schelaine Bennett.
#YouthMonth: Be truthful in your marketing

Cape Town-born actress, Schelaine Bennett plays the role of Tamara in the new IGTV daily soapie called Lockdown Heights. Here, she shares her views on how young actors can help bring change in the industry, especially with regards to diversity and inclusivity.

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jun 2020

Karabo Ntshweng.
#YouthMonth: We want brands that care for the community and the planet

Radio and digital marketing boffin Karabo Ntshweng tells us how she juggles working on branded content within the digital marketing space while managing her own brand, and what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Acknowledge change, find where the next opportunity lies
#YouthMonth: Acknowledge change, find where the next opportunity lies

Described as a rising young talent at Construction Computer Software (CCS) SA, Bonokuhle Magwaza is an automated QA tester...

By Sindy Peters 12 Jun 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio
#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the mask with Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio and Gold winner in the Animation & Visual Effects category at the global Young Ones Student Awards in May...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: How brands should interact with young people during lockdown
#YouthMonth: How brands should interact with young people during lockdown

Arena Events has been hosting various online events catering to different issues affecting the media, marketing and advertising industries and as part of our #YouthMonth content feature, we're covering their Sunday Times Gen Next series...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Preaching inclusivity - Q&A with Toya Delazy
#YouthMonth: Preaching inclusivity - Q&A with Toya Delazy

Multi-award-winning Afro-techno princess Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi, aka Toya Delazy, chats to us this #YouthMonth about inclusivity, tolerance and her advice for aspiring young musicians..

By Ruth Cooper 8 Jun 2020

Bokang Mokoena, executive director of Phakamani Young Minds Academy
#YouthMonth: Youth must prepare, start strategising for the new normal

We chatted to Bokang Mokoena, executive director of youth-led NPO Phakamani Young Minds Academy, to find out more about the origins of the organisation, some of its most significant achievements...

By Sindy Peters 5 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom
#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom

We chatted to Clayton Hayward, co-founder and MD of UKheshe, to find out more about the Ukheshe platform, what some of the barriers are for financial inclusion among SA's youth...

By Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Many opportunities for youth in world's oldest industry, construction
#YouthMonth: Many opportunities for youth in world's oldest industry, construction

We chat to Tracy-Lee Behr, event director: built environment at dmg events, to find out more about how the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo provides for youth involvement and upliftment...

By Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Youth belong at the forefront of imagining, creating a future for SA
#YouthMonth: Youth belong at the forefront of imagining, creating a future for SA

This #YouthMonth, we chat to professional architect Sphephelo Mhlongo to find out more about his journey as an architect, what some of the challenges are that young people face in the industry...

By Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the selfie with Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick, who recently won Best Up-and-Coming Public Relations Professional at the 2020 Prism Awards...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds
#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds

This #YouthMonth, we chat to Nkosinathi Mahlangu to find out more about his work at the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, how the organisation is advancing youth empowerment in SA...

By Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

Boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's Lee-Roy Wright and El Broide.
#StartupStory: The Platinum Club's fresh and youthful approach gives them the edge

Fully-fledged boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's, Lee-Roy Wright says that apart from the fact that they are young and vibrant, they understand the ever-changing landscapes of PR and digital and are able to evolve and adjust quickly because of it...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Q&A with award-winning young chef Paul Thinus Prinsloo
#YouthMonth: Q&A with award-winning young chef Paul Thinus Prinsloo

Winner of the 2019 S.Pellegrino Young Chef, Africa and Middle East region and Chef de Partie at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, 26 year old Paul Thinus Prinsloo, chats to us this #YouthMonth about how winning the Young Chef Award has influenced his life and his advice for aspiring young chefs...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Jun 2020

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How can we establish a pro-youth and entrepreneurship strategy for South Africa?

Entrepreneurial and small businesses have been touted as the panacea to cure South Africa's high unemployment rate, especially among the youth...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2019

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