Film & Media 2020

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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. 

Neo Baepi, 29

Neo Baepi, 29

The work of freelance photographer Neo Baepi has appeared on various local and international platforms, most recently to promote Queen Sono, a crime drama series celebrated as the first original African production for Netflix. Baepi worked as a community manager for...

Christiaan Olwagen, 32

Christiaan Olwagen, 32

“I think art is entertainment, but it's also therapy. We tend to sweep things under the rug. I'd like us to have more open dialogue about what type of society we are versus the one we would like to be.” One of 2020’s major lessons so far (and there have been a lot) is...

Rufaro Samanga, 25

Rufaro Samanga, 25

Academic, writer and epidemiologist Rufaro Samanga is someone who can’t turn a blind eye to injustice. In her writing, she stands up for others by covering topics such as feminism, public health, social justice, scientific innovation, entrepreneurship and education...

Nickita Maesela, 25

Nickita Maesela, 25

Freelance journalist Nickita Maesela has found her niche in telling stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual or allied people (LGBTQIA) to give them a voice. Maesela’s writing for City Press is supported by The Other...

Sihle Mthembu, 28

Sihle Mthembu, 28

As art and culture globally continue to be influenced by Western, the value of wholly original South African works is higher than ever. Sihle Mthembu is a Durban-based writer, podcaster and filmmaker who is all about promoting that culture and capturing it in time...

Bujy Bikwa, 32

Bujy Bikwa, 32

Larger than life doesn’t even begin to do justice when describing Bujy Bikwa. The self-proclaimed world's greatest super-sized entertainer has been a presence on the airwaves, television and high profile events since breaking through on YFM’s afternoon drive-time show...

Dineo Lusenga, 33

Dineo Lusenga, 33

Actress and TV and film producer Dineo Lusenga is driven by the need to create work that creates a positive social impact. Her first acting job was on Intersexions, a seminal show that highlighted the crisscrossing of people’s sexual encounters and the importance of...

Yusuf Omar, 31

Yusuf Omar, 31

This year alone, we’ve seen how social media can be used as an immensely powerful tool for good. Yusuf Omar has been harnessing this power since 2017 through Hashtag Our Stories, a platform he co-founded with his partner Sumaiya that empowers individuals to become...

Nompumelelo Tshabalala, 32

Nompumelelo Tshabalala, 32

Up-and-coming filmmaker Nompumelelo Tshabalala has a good sense of humour, as well as a fine eye for a great scene. This humour came out clearly in Look at Me Now, her reality-style series that won South Africa’s Next Top Filmmaker Award in 2012, and which starred...

Mandiluve Zane Titizana, 25

Mandiluve Zane Titizana, 25

Photographer and cinematographer Zane Titizana grew up “all around Jo’burg”: in the inner city, Hillbrow and Soweto, to be precise. He works at the digital communication agency, Five Star Media. Titizana’s talent and drive attracted the attention of Five Star’s Daron...

Bessie Lesabane, 30

Bessie Lesabane, 30

In the high-intensity world of sports broadcasting, you need a calm head to ensure everything is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. That sense of calm at SuperSport is exemplified in the form of Bessie Lesabane, currently the rugby production manager at...

Reitumetse Mpholle, 27

Reitumetse Mpholle, 27

Very few new opportunities or insights can be created if you stay in your comfort zone, says researcher Reitumetse Mpholle. After turning down a few opportunities in the past, she now grabs every chance she can to gain new experiences and exposure to different...

Allegro Dinkwanyane, 30

Allegro Dinkwanyane, 30

When Allegro Dinkwanyane needed a name for her company, she followed Oprah’s example and wrote her name backwards: Orgella. The company specialises in public relations and marketing services for the entertainment and lifestyle industries, corporate brands, artists and...

Mukondi Kgomo, 32

Mukondi Kgomo, 32

Creativity has the power to change the world and alleviate social ills, says co-founder and managing director of Think Creative Africa, Mukondi Kgomo. Think Creative Africa is an agency that solves business problems through an African perspective. A segment in the...

Anelisa Tuswa, 27

Anelisa Tuswa, 27

Everybody needs a friend like Anelisa Tuswa because she has the answers to life’s most burning question: What should you do with your money? Unfortunately, we can’t all be her friend, but thankfully her vast expertise and knowledge is available to all through the...

Rutendo Nyamuda, 29

Rutendo Nyamuda, 29

When it comes to words of wisdom, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Rutendo Nyamuda, the founder of Tinzwe Media and host of the In My 20s podcast. “Whatever you want to do. Do it scared, do it unprepared and do it unqualified,” she says. They are bold words, and...