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Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Our Partnership With Nedbank

Nedbank believes in youth innovation, and provides products and services for future-looking approaches to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the creation of solutions for South African society. As a returning sponsor of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, Nedbank is proud to support future leaders, changemakers and innovators. 

Sinakekelwe Nkwanyana, 28

Sinakekelwe Nkwanyana, 28

PhD intern
Human Sciences Research Council

Sinakekelwe Nkwanyana has carved out an academic niche that she hopes may better inform how we understand masculinity in South Africa. Currently completing her PhD in public health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, she dismisses the notion that men can be seen as a...

Luke Feltham | mg.co.za
Siseko H Kumalo, 25

Siseko H Kumalo, 25

Academic and editor-in-chief
Journal of Decolonising Disciplines

Siseko H Kumalo does not want to live a mediocre life, so he makes sure he is not complacent. He also works to give the world the tools to do better, to care for the marginalised and to think deeply about the disenfranchised. He founded the Journal of Decolonising...

Tshegofatso Mathe | mg.co.za
Sarah Madingwana, 26

Sarah Madingwana, 26

Co-founder and chief financial officer
Rudo Institute

Sarah Madingwana is the co-founder of the Rudo Institute: a non-profit higher education institution based in the Ekurhuleni-based township Daveyton. She and her partner built the institute after seeing how inaccessible tertiary education was, especially for people in...

Shaazia Ebrahim | mg.co.za
Charmaine Maphutha, 26

Charmaine Maphutha, 26

Educator and philanthropist
Bopedi Hope Foundation

Charmaine Maphutha established Bopedi Hope Foundation with two other women and together they provide school shoes, clothing, toiletries, sanitary towels and other necessities to girls in need. Their goals include providing free sanitary towels in all public spaces....

Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | mg.co.za
Anza Tshipetane, 21

Anza Tshipetane, 21

Founder and chief executive
Bright Young Leaders Initiative - BYLI

Anza Tshipetane is the founder and chief executive of the Bright Young Leadership Initiative, a nonprofit organisation founded to empower young people from disadvantaged communities. Its aim is to help them to realise their qualities and their ability to become...

Max Dylan Lazarus | mg.co.za
Sizi Matthews Botsime, 32

Sizi Matthews Botsime, 32

Education activist
Sizi Botsime Foundation, CISE

Education activist Sizi Matthews Botsime says that he wants to see a South Africa that’s diverse in every sphere: “A society in which people look, embrace and unite in their diversity ... that each person will be getting an opportunity without any bias.” It is in his...

Fatima Moosa | mg.co.za
Moeletji Mapheto, 27

Moeletji Mapheto, 27

CA(SA) trainee and founder
Ga-Mphahlele Home-Coming

Moeletji Mapheto doesn’t see growing up in the rural community of Ga-Mphahlele in Limpopo as a disadvantage. Instead, Mapheto sees her upbringing as filled with opportunity. “Success doesn’t mean making it out of the village,” she says. “Sometimes success is going...

Sarah Smit | mg.co.za
Phakiso Masooa, 24

Phakiso Masooa, 24

Director
The Mentees Ark

Masooa and his twin brother, who were raised by their taxi-driver father and stay-at-home mother, are the first and only matriculants in their family. He is also the first family member to attend university and is studying for a BA degree at the University of the...

Theresa Mallinson | mg.co.za
Mahlogonolo Phahlamohlaka, 27

Mahlogonolo Phahlamohlaka, 27

Founder
Help Matriculate Centre

Upliftment begins with education. This is the maxim by which Mahlogonolo Phahlamohlaka lives her life and drives her career. She is the founder of the Help Matriculate Centre, an organisation that upskills young residents in Tsimanyane Circuit, Limpopo Province. Her...

Luke Feltham | mg.co.za
Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo, 29

Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo, 29

Lecturer
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Transformation in a country begins with transformation in the education sector, and Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo is involved in this. His academic record — graduating cum laude with his master’s in social sciences and last year getting his PhD in education — has...

Scott Dodds | mg.co.za
Wilson Tsakane Mongwe, 29

Wilson Tsakane Mongwe, 29

Front office quantitative analyst
Standard Bank

Wilson Mongwe, who is completing his PhD in artificial intelligence at the University of Johannesburg, hopes his research will further Africa’s position in the fourth industrial revolution. “Artificial intelligence is the key that will drive innovation in the coming...

Sarah Smit | mg.co.za