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10 youthful businesspeople who are leading SA (and changing the world)

About 37% of South Africa’s population is younger than 35.

They face a lot of challenges.

Youthful South Africans are disproportionately affected by unemployment (70% of all jobless people in the country are under 35).

Despite the unique challenges that they face; they are already stamping their mark on the country and leading it into the future.

In honour of Youth Day – and the Soweto uprising of 1976 that it commemorates – we put together a collection of inspirational young movers and shakers from Bruce Whitfield's The Money Show.

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Meet Matsi Modise, a woman on a mission to boost South African entrepreneurs

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Modise for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morton about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Meet Zibusiso Mkhwanazi; CEO of “Digital at the core marketing agency” AVATAR

Mkhwanazi – son of an entrepreneur – founded a web design firm (Csonke.com) with R2000 when he was 17 and still in school.

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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews OfferZen cofounder Malan Joubert.

'There were times when we went to bed hungry' - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

"I have a fear of not being able to provide for my family," admits Mahola in this interview by The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield.

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

Alex Fourie created iFix in 2006 from his dorm room at university. Today it repairs about 10 000 devices a month.

Adriana Marais may soon leave for Mars (never to return)

"Either we stay on Earth and go extinct, or we become a multi-planetary species," says Quantum Biology Researcher Adriana Marais.

How internationally heralded PICHULIK (started with no seed capital) got huge

PICHULIK transforms everyday materials through craft and design into something precious, says its founder Katherine-Mary.

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

She barely passed science, yet her creation won global awards and enables people to easily grow food even when water is scarce.

No water? No problem! Young entrepreneur profits from crisis with invention

Ludwick Marishane talks about entrepreneurship, his water saving invention and becoming SA’s youngest patent holder at 17.

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SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morton about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Adriana Marais  may soon leave for Mars (never to return)

Adriana Marais may soon leave for Mars (never to return)

"Either we stay on Earth and go extinct, or we become a multi-planetary species," says Quantum Biology Researcher Adriana Marais.

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

Alex Fourie created iFix in 2006 from his dorm room at university. Today it repairs about 10 000 devices a month.

'There were times when we went to bed hungry' - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

'There were times when we went to bed hungry' - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

"I have a fear of not being able to provide for my family," admits Mahola in this interview by The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield.

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

She barely passed science, yet her creation won global awards and enables people to easily grow food even when water is scarce.

No water? No problem! Young entrepreneur profits from crisis with invention

No water? No problem! Young entrepreneur profits from crisis with invention

Ludwick Marishane talks about entrepreneurship, his water saving invention and becoming SA’s youngest patent holder at 17.

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