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ConHill to turn into green at the Nedbank YouthX Awards

NEDBANK’s commitment is to impart financial education to young people through its YouthX Live events, the YouthX Awards and YX23.

As proud supporter of youth empowerment, the YouthX Awards, which remain an integral part of the YouthX movement, shine a spotlight on South African youth aged between 18 and 26 who are unlocking their potential and making profound changes in their communities.

YouthX demonstrates Nedbank’s commitment to nurturing the talent, aspirations and careers of South African youth.

Since its launch Changemaker of the Year Award winners, Keitumetse Pule (2021) and Ziyanda Dludla (2022) serve as shining examples of the impact YouthX can have on the lives of young South Africans. 

As the year ends, the annual YouthX festival, hosted by award-winning TikTok star, Primo, and multi-faceted Anele ‘Ney The Bae’ Zondo, has been scheduled at Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein on 18 November.

To whet the appetite of the young ‘changemakers’ SA’s best Nasty C, Uncle Waffles, Cassper Nyovest, Kamo Mphela, Dlala Thukzin, Young Stunna and Kabza De Small, form part of the fest, that would also see awards being awarded.

Multi-talented South African entrepreneur, artist, actress and television presenter, Candice Modiselle, will deliver a keynote address on the day.

Khensani Nobanda, Group Executive of Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Nedbank, says: “Over the past two years, the YouthX Awards have attracted wide appeal from South African youth who are driven to pursue their goals and transform their lives and communities for a better society. We have witnessed the diversity of potential that South African youth have, and have expanded these awards to encourage even more participation from them.”

“Empowering the youth is at the heart of Nedbank’s mission, and the YouthX Awards are a testament to our commitment. We are excited to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary young leaders who are shaping the future and inspiring us all.

The YouthX Awards promise to be a spectacular event that will not only celebrate these young achievers but also encourage others to follow in their footsteps,” adds Nobanda.

The overall winner win’s a curated experience valued at R125 000 in line with the winning idea.

YX23 is the pinnacle of the YouthX journey, offering an immersive experience filled with inspiration, engaging discussions, and interactions with youth-owned brands.

This event — YX23 — is an elevated experience of the YouthX Summit, a celebration of the youth and their aspirations and a platform to recognise their contribution to society.

YouthX ambassador, NastyC, says: “It’s an event that truly celebrates the creativity and excellence of South African youth. It’s much more than just a festival – it’s a symbol of our strength and innovation, and I can’t wait to join my fellow artists on stage and share our passion with the audience.”

YX23 has also partnered with 8 innovative entrepreneurs who represent the vibrant landscape of South African small businesses. They will be at YX23 showcasing their exceptional products and services and adding to the festival’s dynamic atmosphere.

Other visionary entrepreneurs include Sleett Jewellery; Oluhle Organics; streetwear brand Urban Skripal; Creative Noodles; female-owned clothing brand Money Talk Clothing; Ehs.Swimwear, Easy.ink semi-permanent and permanent tattoos; and Monosi Sneakers.

Buy your YX23 tickets via ticketpros.co.za – Nedbank clients get 50% off.

The event begins from 12 until late at ConHill, Braamfontein.

Image supplied (The awards held since 2021 are a symbol of Nedbank’s commitment to imparting financial education to young people).

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