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Witsies in Top 200. For Good

- Wits University

Almost a quarter of the 200 young South Africans nominated by the nation are from Wits.

Some of the Witsies featured in Mail and Guardian Top 200

Witsies consistently feature in the prestigious Mail & Guardian's  200 Young South Africans, an annual list of 'visionary young South Africans’. The 2023 list released by the national publication features trailblazers from different fields and industries.

Building on the success of previous years, Wits University stands out once again with close to 50 Witsies on the list. These esteemed Witsies represent a diverse range of sectors including Civil Society, Education, Entrepreneurship, Justice, Mining and Manufacturing, Technology and Innovation, Health, Politics, Environment, Film and Media, Sports, Arts and Entertainment, and Rural Development Projects. 

Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, congratulates the young leaders and pays a special tribute to individuals associated with Wits.

"This recognition reflects the unwavering dedication and commitment of our staff, alumni, and current students in making a difference in society.

It is particularly noteworthy that eight of our leaders come from the health category, underscoring the significant role Wits plays in advancing healthcare and well-being. This highlights the pivotal role our researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals play in driving meaningful change and addressing critical challenges in this domain," he said.

"These accolades not only celebrate individual achievements but also demonstrate the collective strength and transformative power of Wits as a leading academic institution. We remain committed to fostering an environment that nurtures innovation, encourages excellence, and enables positive societal impact."

Read more about the movers and shakers:

Ane Orchard

Asanda Mkulisi

Bakang Mputle

Carol Hobbs

Christy Chitengu

Edward Khomotso Nkadimeng

Faye Jackson

Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile

Iman Mkwanazi

Inam Kula

Isaac Nape

Janesh Ganda

Jarrod Zamparini

Khululiwe Bhengu

Leonard Muhango

Matsobane Nong

Mbali Khumalo

Mbekezeli Benjamin

Mihlali Mzima

Monthati Masebe

Mpho Gift Digashu

Mthobisi Ndaba

Musa “Mack” Shabangu

Nabeel Seedat

Nozipho Soka

Omishka Hirachund

Poornima Ramburrun

Samkelisiwe Nyamathe

Sarah Shezi

Sephela Makete Thema

Sibongile Machiba

Sibusisiwe Gugu Manqele

Simmi Areff

Tasneem Hassem

Tatenda Wayne Muponde

Tebogo Clemence Molepo

Tetelo Mashishi

Thandiwe Nhlapho

Thulani Masebenza

Tshegofatso Magolego

Tumelo Candice Modiselle

Zama Chonco

Zinhle Novazi

Ziyabukwa Nyala