Reputed rating establishment and Africa’s leading Media and PR firm, Avance Media has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Young South Africans.

The list which, reflects the achievements of young South Africans throughout the year 2016 was streamlined in 10 distinct categories which represent key sectors across South Africa’s economy.

The list, which has gender equity of 39 women and 51 men, is an initiative meant to serve as a source of inspiration to young people around the world.

According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, the initiative which was previously only launched for Ghana is embarking on a continental agenda of leading in sprouting the works and achievements of young people whose immerse contributions are sidelined and South Africa happens to be part of the first set of countries involved in the ranking.

In rating who becomes the 2016 Most Influential Young South African, the general public is being invited to vote for their most impactful youth on sa.avancemedia.org.

After public votes ends on 17th January, 2017, winners will be announced according to their respective categories before the young person voted as the Most Influential Young South African for 2016 will be announced.

Avance Media is also successfully replicating the same ranking in Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana as they partner with various local and international organisations to honour young people across the continent.

The 2016 ranking is in partnership with Reputation Poll, Jagari Designs, CELMBD Africa, My Naija Naira, Just Elect, EOD Partners, Africa Youth Awards, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation, Project Know Thyself International and Barcity Media.