Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Trevor Noah, Cassper Nyovest, Others Listed Most Influential Young South Africans 2017


Economic Freedom Fighters’ National Spokesperson, Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been voted the 2017 Most Influential Young South African in one of the most credible and respected annual ranking polls organised by internationally reputed rating establishment, Avance Media.

Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi who takes over from media personality Trevor Noah, (the 2016 Most Influential Young South African) is the National Spokesperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters party. In 2017, he obtained his PhD in Political Sociology at the University of Witwatersrand and as a member of South Africa’s National Assembly, sits on the Portfolio
Committees of Telecommunications as well as Communications.

He became to be actively engaged in politics, as an activist during his years as a student at Wits University and is also a former member of the African National Congress Youth League.



The poll which drew public participation from over 90 countries also voted Mamelodi Sundowns’ Percy Tau, Model Nomzamo Mbatha, Medical Doctor, Dr Sandile Kubheka, and Musician Cassper Nyovest among the top 5 most influential young South Africans respectively.

Model and Actress Nomzamo Mbatha was also voted as the Most Influential Young South
African Woman.

Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media says he hopes the annual polls will inspire young people to create a positive environment that will encourage other South African youths to excel in their various endeavours.

See winners in the various categories below:

1. Business – Nontokozo Madonsela, MMI Holdings
2. Entertainment – Cassper Nyovest, Musician
3. Law & Governance – Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF
4. Leadership & Civil Society – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 2017 Miss Universe
5. Lifestyle – Nomzamo Mbatha, Model
6. Media – Trevor Noah, The Daily Show
7. Personal Development & Academia – Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Public Speaker
8. Science & Technology – Dr Sandile Kubheka, Medical Doctor
9. Social Enterprise & Philanthropy – Mabutho Mthembu, Youth Managers Foundation
10. Sports – Percy Tau, Mamelodi Sundowns

Below is the Official 2017 Ranking of Avance Media’s 100 Most Influential Young South
Africans
1. Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

2. Percy Tau
3. Nomzamo Mbatha
4. Dr Sandile Kubheka
5. Cassper Nyovest
6. Trevor Noah
7. Mabutho Mthembu
8. DJ Zinhle
9. Bonang Matheba
10. Caster Semenya
11. Lethabo Motswaledi
12. AKA
13. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng
14. Bokang Lemaoana
15. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
16. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh
17. Botlhale Boikanyo
18. Tiyani Majoko
19. Babes Wodumo
20. Thabo Msibi
21. Nontokozo Madonsela
22. Sylvester Chauke
23. Wayde van Niekerk
24. Amanda Black
25. Tebogo Ditshego
26. Raymond Ledwaba
27. Catherine Constantinides
28. Itumeleng Khune
29. Anele Mdoda
30. Gift Lubele
31. Kagiso Rabada
32. Erna Basson
33. Dikeledi A. Mokoena
34. Vumile Msweli
35. Vukile Manzi
36. Khethi Ngwenya
37. Lynette Ntuli
38. Fulufhelo Ramulifho
39. Jessica Nkosi
40. Pearl Thusi
41. Sophie Kanza
42. Nasty C
43. Dr Nokwethemba M.-Hadebe
44. Nthabiseng Mosia

45. Lebang Nong
46. Faith Mangope
47. Madoda Khuzwayo
48. Pearl Modiadie
49. Busisiwe Selesho
50. Maps Maponyane
51. Andile Jali
52. Faraimose Kutadzaushe
53. Luyolo Mphithi ‎
54. Achumile Majija
55. Thando Thabethe
56. Thato Kgatlhanye
57. Tefo Tlale
58. Zulaikha Patel
59. Dr Yudhvir Seetharam
60. Akani Simbine
61. Yolanda Zoleka Cuba
62. Berno Potgieter
63. Doug Hoernle
64. Mukovhe Morris Masutha
65. Koketso Moeti
66. Emmanuel Bonoko
67. Bongani Baloyi Midvaal
68. Bontle Modiselle
69. Mabine Seabe
70. Allegro Dinkwanyane
71. Ntando Duma
72. Asanda Sizani
73. Roger Goode
74. Evans Manyonga
75. Phumlani M. Majozi
76. Tumi Voster
77. Marcus Swanepoel
78. Thabo Makhetha
79. Karen Nadasen
80. Hlomela Bucwa
81. Loyiso Gola
82. Amanda du Pont
83. Trevor Wolfe
84. Anatii
85. Maya Wegerif
86. Bongani Zungu
87. Khanya Mkangisa

88. Patson Malisa
89. Rich Mnisi
90. Matt Putman
91. Frederick Bohasu
92. Sanele Junior Xaba
93. Tahir Sema
94. Emtee
95. Elaine Bergenthuin
96. Sushila Dhever
97. Eugene Khoza
98. Dean Furman
99. Rushil Vallabh
100. Thulani Serero

The 100 Most Influential Young South Africans ranking is proudly organised by Avance Media in partnership with My Naija Naira, ReputationPoll.com, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV, TANOEBusiness.com, The YCEO, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica and CELBMD Africa.

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