200
Young
2021

Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2021 in partnership with the National Lotteries Commission

This year the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans celebrates 15 years of showcasing South Africa’s eminent and accomplished young people. The M&G in partnership with the National Lotteries Commission, under the theme Resilience and Innovation for Excellence, will identify and award young incredible innovators and trailblazers in South Africa.

The M&G and NLC’s goal is to celebrate excellence, inspire others and also take stock of how the young people of this country have responded to the new and unique challenges of the past year.

#MG200Young

Click on the category links at the top of this page to see the winners

More than just another list

THIS IS THE LIST

ANYA NOWBUTH

Medical researcher and founder:
Pan-African Organisation for
Health Education and Research,
I_AMResponsible_Africa
Health

CYRIL MADIBA

Senior finance specialist:
Absa Group

Education

KATHERINE COUZYN

Regional head of digital:
Havas Media Johannesburg
Arts, Entertainment,
Film & Media

JEAN-MARC JOHANNES

Professional skateboarder:
Self-employed
Sport

BATLILE PHALADI

Social media customer
engagement and reputation
manager: Shoprite Group
Business &
Entrepreneurship

About the National Lotteries Commission:

The NLC was established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No. 57 of 1997), as amended, to regulate the National Lottery, sports pools and other lotteries, including society lotteries, to raise funds.
 
In line with its mandate, vision and mission, the NLC’s formulation of programme activities and targets are aligned to the political, social and economic realities of South Africa, and play a role to bring about growth by ensuring that funds are distributed to qualifying beneficiaries.

The sectors funded by the NLC contribute to job creation, rural development, infrastructure development, promoting wellness and social cohesion. From a strategic perspective, the government’s priorities provide a significant opportunity for the NLC within the disciplinary context of social development and social upliftment.

In this regard, over R30-billion has been distributed to good causes since the NLC’s inception. However, the reliance on a single source of funds does not make it possible to address the needs of the entire non-profit organisation sector in South Africa.