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1. Disruptor,Sanele Xaba
Sanele Xaba (22) is SA’s First International Male Model with Albinism, Activist & Rolled Sleeves Outreach Program Founder.
2. Disruptor, Gigi LaMayne
The 22-year-old had her first poem published by the Poetry Institute of Africa at age 11. In 2016, she graduated at the top of her media studies class, and she’s now a multi -award winning hip hop artist.
3. Healer, Caroline Pule
The 27-year-old passed her undergraduate studies with 14 distinctions and went on to complete an MSc in Medical Sciences at Stellenbosch University, where she is currently studying towards obtaining her her PhD.
Outside the science laboratory, Pule is passionate about athletics, running in particular.
Dreams do come true!! About yesterday, Finished!! my first ever 42.2km Cape Town Marathon in 4:37 min 🙏🏃♀️!! done and dusted!! Wow God is faithful and was with me all the way!! . I love running more 🌺🌺💥I was so motivated, inspired and moved to see all run and try their best!! Tears 😭 of joy of understanding the power of running!! Wow what a life changing experience is to run a full Marathon. Thanks to friends and family for support!! . . #carolinefitnessjourney #runforadventure #fitnessmotivation #fitnesswoman @womenshealthmagsa #swimsuit #exploration #instacool #fitnessaddict #fitness #instacool #keepgoing #fittrainers #WHLOVES #whfitfluencer #fitnessgirl #abs #stayfit #ASICSFrontRunnerZA #SAinfluencers #Runnersworld #runners @zonefitness_sa #balance #squats #legs #dancefitness #athlete #lifeofanathlete #armsfit #6packexercises #fittrainers @asics_za @asicsfrontrunner
4. Healer, Aditi Lachman
Aditi Lachman is the MD of WomEng, which is a social enterprise focusing on closing the gender gap in engineering and encouraging more women to break the statistics of finding less women pursuing careers in Engineering.
5. Influencer, Katlego Maboe
The award winning TV show presenter, Katlego Maboe (30). Discovered his love of music as a child in the North West Children’s Choir. While studying Accounting at university, Katlego was a member of the successful acapella band, Flip a Coin.
His career started making waves when he launched his lifestyle magazine show called, De Kat. Today Katlego sits on many girls’ instagram feeds as a #MCM (Man Crush Monday).
Take a look at him, would you really blame them?
6. Influencer, Sinomonde Ngwane
A woman who wears many hats, the 21 year old Durban-based art illustrator, poet and blogger Sinomonde Ngwane has immersed herself in the creative world, with extraordinary results.
Check out her instagram and witness the wizardry with your own eyes.
7. Innovator, Sechaba Oa Selialia
The 26 years old Selialia is a full-time investment banking analyst and a start-up founder. He is an Allan Gray Fellow, as well as a member of the group’s executive committee. Selialia heads up a portfolio that provides support to businesses founded by the alumni.
If you need both business and #couplegoals inspiration, visit Selialia’s Instagram and take notes.
8. Innovator, Sandiso Sibisi
She is the founder of Plough Back Tutoring program which focuses on tutoring high school students. In 2013, Sibisi shifted her focus to young women seeking employment with the launch of Born to Succeed that she has presented in 2016 at the World Bank Youth Summit in Washington, where it was chosen as one of six finalists.
9. Trailblazer, Dries Millard
The 27 years old Millard was on top of the world when he received his junior spring bok call up. This was a few weeks when he’s dream almost became shuttered when he had a car accident.
This became a new door of opportunity for Millard, as he continued his Sports career as a surfer. In 2015 he represented SA at the International surfing Association World Adaptive Surf Championship and he came back as a champion.
This will be my final week of recovery after 2 surgeries and 9 months of bed confinment. The pressure sore I sustained last year is almost fully healed and I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to get back out there! Start training for bigger things.. @reefsouthafrica @scarfinifins @vudu_surf @wavejet @ocalglobal @redbullza @cafoundation @isasurfing @surfingsouthafrica @adaptivesurfing @iconic.agency @franksolomon #almostthere #spinalcordinjury #recovery #healing #training #surfing #surf #bigwavesurfing #dungeons #SouthAfrica #adaptivesurfing #disability #wheelchair #sci #ExtremeAbilities
10. Trailblazer, Pretty Yende
Pretty Yende, 32, was the first singer to win every single category in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, (2009) and Operalia (2011). Her debut album, A Journey, was released with Sony last year to critical success.
“I am the black girl who was told I shouldn’t sing opera because I don’t look the part. I am that black girl who grew up with a candle at home, but inside her there was always that hope.”