Mihlali Ndamase adorn the cover of Forbes magazine

Mihlali Ndamase adorn the cover of Forbes magazine

Mihlali Ndamase

South African social media influencer Mihlali Ndamase has been included among a number of the continent’s revolutionary thinkers within the Forbes Africa “30 under 30” list.

Announced on June 1 and in its seventh year, the 2021 list features what are touted as ground-breaking young entrepreneurs and thinkers.

They are all influential creatives, imaginative business owners, innovative techies, and gifted sports stars, who are leading the charge in building brands, creating jobs and reworking the continent.

Mihlali took to social media to share the news.

In a web YouTube video created by Forbes Africa, Mihlali said: “I have a robust sense of gratitude.

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“I’ve been doing this for a few of years now, not that long. Also to be 24 and be recognised by a platform like Forbes may be a major, major deal.”

Mihlali joins the likes of Reinhard Mahalie an ingenious from Namibia; Shakemore Timburwa, a techie from Zimbabwe; Antonio Depina, a sports star from Cape Verde; and Cleo Johnson, a businessperson from South Africa .

Managing editor for Forbes Africa, Renuka Methil, said: “I think it’s pretty interesting for this young generation.

Mihlali Ndamase

“In some ways this is often a pioneering generation that has had to face Covid, an epidemic of this dimension.

“We’re watching an inventory of children whose are change makers, who want to form a difference regardless of what setbacks come their way,” she said.