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NYDA Congratulates the 2nd South African Youth Awards Winners
4/4/2017
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) wishes to congratulate all the young people who won the 2nd South African Youth Awards as announced at the Awards Ceremony which was held at Saint Georges Hotel & Conference Centre in Pretoria.
 
Deputy Minister in the Presidency Honourable Buti Manamela has this to say "The South African Youth Awards recognises and celebrates the achievement of South Africa’s most precious resource, its young people".
 
While delivering the keynote address at the Awards Ceremony, Minister in the Presidency Honourable Jeff Radebe, “South African Youth Awards offer us the necessary platform to cultivate the soil for the growth of our future leaders. It is our responsibility as the nation to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the accomplishments of young people. The recognition of our youth excellence is the affirmation of a brighter future".
 
"As the NYDA, we are greatly encouraged by the amazing stories and incredible initiatives that these young people are undertaking in their spheres of influence. They are what we call #LimitlessYouth, they have reached lofty heights and continue to dream big. They are indeed an inspiration to many others. I am proud to be a South African today with such a bright future being displayed by these young South Africans. Congratulations to all the Winners!" said Mr Khathu Ramukumba, CEO of the National Youth Development Agency.
 
The winners are listed below by category:

Academia Excellence:
 

Entrepreneurship:
 
- 1st Runner Up: Promise Machimane
 
Social Cohesion/Civil Society:
 

Health and Well-being (including Sport): 
 

The Environment (including Agriculture): 
 
 
Science, Technology and Innovation (including Medicine): 
 
 
Extraordinary Champions (Differently Abled Individuals): 
 

Arts & Entertainment (includes Music, Film, Literature and Dance): 
 
Presidential Award (Overall Winner): Nneile Nkholise