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INNOVATORS

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Innovator, Sechaba Oa Selialia

At 26, Sechaba Oa Selialia’s opinion matters, and important people are listening. People like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. They recently invited...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Innovator, Louise Meek

At the age of 31, Louise Meek already has a major life accomplishment under her belt. She has introduced Wi-Fi connectivity to South Africa’s...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Innovator, Portia Morudi

When bees invaded Portia Morudi’s childhood home in Winterveld, Gauteng, her grandfather saw a golden opportunity and sent the family for beekeeping lessons. That...

TRAILBLAZERS

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Trailblazer, Luvo Manyonga

Luvo Manyonga (26) was born into a life of socio-economic struggle. Raised by a single mother, outside Paarl, he took to athletics to escape...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Trailblazer, Paul Modjadji

Leading his life as if it’s a dance, Paul Modjadji never stops moving. If he’s not leaping on the stage, he’s whirling through writing...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Trailblazer, Dries Millard

In 2008, Dries Millard was on top of the world: A strapping young man on the cusp of a potentially illustrious rugby career. But...

INFLUENCERS

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Influencer, Sinomonde Ngwane

Durban-based art illustrator, poet and blogger Sinomonde Ngwane has immersed herself in the creative world, with extraordinary results. If you’re an art fan, you...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Influencer, Katlego Maboe

Katlego Maboe is a man of many talents. The 30-year-old discovered his love of music as a child in the North West Children’s Choir....

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Influencer, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is a storyteller. The 31-year-old writes fiction, nonfiction, practices photography and makes films. In 2016, Mqombothi was thrust into the literary spotlight...

HEALERS

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Healer, Lineo Lecheko

As a child, Lineo Lecheko had a close friend who was hearing impaired. The experience inspired her to become an audiologist, and prepared her...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Healer, Bushra Razack

Bushra Razack (31) interviewed Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the age of 11, participated in the Millennium Young People’s Congress in Hawaii at 12,...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Healer, Bhongolwethu Sonti

Working as an analytical chemist felt like imprisonment to Bhongolwethu Sonti. Now 26, Sonti had shown leadership potential early on when he served as...

DISRUPTORS

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Disruptor, Lindiwe Dhlamini

When bullying pushed Lindiwe Dhlamini’s nephew towards an attempt on his own life, she decided to take action. In 2012, she started Injabulo Projects,...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Disruptor, Rudi Smit

At 24, Rudi Smit has taught, performed, or judged dance competitions in more cities around the world than his years on earth. A predominantly...

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Disruptor, Gigi Lamayne

Gigi Lamayne (born Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney) has always been a storyteller. The 22-year-old had her first poem published by the Poetry Institute of...