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Inaugural Under 35 Mavericks Awards 2014

The Maverick Awards are SA's first youth entrepreneurship excellence awards, hosted by Under 35 Mavericks in partnership with private and public sector organisations.

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Johanna Mukoki: 'I am an entrepreneur'

Johanna Mukoki: 'I am an entrepreneur'

Travel With Flair's Johanna Mukoki is a continent-leading tourism entrepreneur. The first African to sit on the Global Tourism Board, she started her high-flying career with a sound business plan and a steely resolve to succeed.
Education is the way to a bright future

Education is the way to a bright future

With better skills among young South Africans in science, technology, engineering and maths, the country will be able to boost economic growth. As the head of the Moses Kotane Institute, Sakhile Ngcobo is taking this to heart. 
Luvuyo Mandela asks young South Africans to take the reins

Luvuyo Mandela asks young South Africans to take the reins

Youngsters need to have the difficult conversations around South Africa's future to build on the achievements of their predecessors, says social entrepreneur Luvuyo Mandela.
Sir Stuart Ntlathi: an inspiring passion for science

Sir Stuart Ntlathi: an inspiring passion for science

Sir Stuart Ntlathi developed a microwave-griller combo from recycled appliances when he was just 13 years old. Today he runs the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering & Technology Institute, aiming to put the fun back in science to inspire South African children to follow science-based careers.
Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

Nontsikelelo Qwelane forgets her aching knees when she takes up her chalk at the beginning of a school day. At age 92, after 73 years in front of a classroom, this lifelong teacher insists she is not tired; instead, she is still devoted to her vocation, and her pupils.  
Shout musicians sing to end violent crime

Shout musicians sing to end violent crime

After South African reggae artist Lucky Dube was gunned down in 2007, local musicians Danny K and Kabelo Mabelane decided to release a single to help fund crime-fighting projects in the country.
Oyama Matomela flies South Africa's friendly skies

Oyama Matomela flies South Africa's friendly skies

Watching planes take off and land at Port Elizabeth International Airport inspired a passion for flying in Oyama Matomela; today she is one of South Africa's youngest pilots at just 23, and was the first woman to qualify as a pilot through an Eastern Cape bursary scheme.
MusicWorks changes children's lives through music

MusicWorks changes children's lives through music

MusicWorks aims to help children traumatised by violence and neglect through music therapy, by providing a space for emotional healing, an avenue for creativity and instilling a positive sense of self.
True gender equality rests in South Africans' hands

True gender equality rests in South Africans' hands

SA ranks high for its legal framework regarding women's and gender rights, but Pontsho Manzi says that South Africans need to play their part in making true gender equality a reality by teaching children that men and women are equal.
Sari for Change recycles saris into new jobs and businesses

Sari for Change recycles saris into new jobs and businesses

Rayana Edwards's Sari for Change project recycles donated saris into new clothing designs. The project employs and trains intern designers and garment workers, teaching them business skills to boost their small clothing production businesses.

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