Accra, Ghana. (News of The South) – 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:
Business – Nontokozo Madonsela, MMI Holdings
Entertainment – Cassper Nyovest, Musician
Law & Governance – Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF
Leadership & Civil Society – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 2017 Miss Universe
Lifestyle – Nomzamo Mbatha, Model
Media – Trevor Noah, The Daily Show
Personal Development & Academia – Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Public Speaker
Science & Technology – Dr Sandile Kubheka, Medical Doctor
Social Enterprise & Philanthropy – Mabutho Mthembu, Youth Managers Foundation
Sports – Percy Tau, Mamelodi Sundowns 

Below is the Official 2017 Ranking of Avance Media’s 100 Most Influential Young South Africans
Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
Percy Tau
Nomzamo Mbatha
Dr Sandile Kubheka
Cassper Nyovest
Trevor Noah
Mabutho Mthembu
DJ Zinhle
Bonang Matheba
Caster Semenya
Lethabo Motswaledi
Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng
Bokang Lemaoana
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh
Botlhale Boikanyo
Tiyani Majoko
Babes Wodumo
Thabo Msibi
Nontokozo Madonsela
Sylvester Chauke
Wayde van Niekerk
Amanda Black
Tebogo Ditshego
Raymond Ledwaba
Catherine Constantinides
Itumeleng Khune
Anele Mdoda
Gift Lubele
Kagiso Rabada
Erna Basson
Dikeledi A. Mokoena
Vumile Msweli
Vukile Manzi
Khethi Ngwenya
Lynette Ntuli
Fulufhelo Ramulifho
Jessica Nkosi
Pearl Thusi
Sophie Kanza
Nasty C
Dr Nokwethemba M.-Hadebe
Nthabiseng Mosia
Lebang Nong
Faith Mangope
Madoda Khuzwayo
Pearl Modiadie
Busisiwe Selesho
Maps Maponyane
Andile Jali
Faraimose Kutadzaushe
Luyolo Mphithi ‎
Achumile Majija
Thando Thabethe
Thato Kgatlhanye
Tefo Tlale
Zulaikha Patel
Dr Yudhvir Seetharam
Akani Simbine
Yolanda Zoleka Cuba
Berno Potgieter
Doug Hoernle
Mukovhe Morris Masutha
Koketso Moeti
Emmanuel Bonoko
Bongani Baloyi Midvaal
Bontle Modiselle
Mabine Seabe
Allegro Dinkwanyane
Ntando Duma
Asanda Sizani
Roger Goode
Evans Manyonga
Phumlani M. Majozi
Tumi Voster
Marcus Swanepoel
Thabo Makhetha
Karen Nadasen
Hlomela Bucwa
Loyiso Gola
Amanda du Pont
Trevor Wolfe
Maya Wegerif
Bongani Zungu
Khanya Mkangisa
Patson Malisa
Rich Mnisi
Matt Putman
Frederick Bohasu
Sanele Junior Xaba
Tahir Sema
Elaine Bergenthuin
Sushila Dhever
Eugene Khoza
Dean Furman
Rushil Vallabh
Thulani Serero

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