On the night of the 15th of June 2023, we saw the second annual Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards, brought to you by Standard Bank . Held at the Sandton Convention Centre, the awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of young entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptional creativity, resilience, and innovation in building their own brands.
Voted for from a pool of 64 nominees making a significant impact in their respective industries, the winners of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards have showcased unwavering commitment, while driving positive change through their products and services.
And the winners are…
- Accessories – Bona By Wenzy M
- Agriculture, sponsored by the IDC – Evergreen Ageing
- Apparel – GALXBOY
- Beverages, sponsored by CCBSA – Grandeur Premium Gin
- Hair & Beauty – Swiitch Beauty
- Homeware – Mo’s Crib
- Media – Public Health Entertainment
- NPO & Charities – ZA Powerhouse
- Travel & Tourism – Mogopodi Adventures
- Technology, sponsored by Telkom – Reslocate
- Services, sponsored by Brand South Africa – Legends Barber
- Health & Wellness – Numa Medical Aesthetics
- Education, sponsored by Wits Business School – Libertalia Group
- Food – The Lazy Makoti
- Footwear – Bathu
- Personalities & Influencers, sponsored by Lunch Bar – Snikiwe Mhlongo
Additionally, Legends Barber was recognized as the Overall Top Brand, representing the epitome of excellence in the youth-owned brand landscape.
“We are thrilled to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of these outstanding youth-owned brands,” said Pat Mahlangu, CEO and founder of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards. “Their accomplishments serve as a testament to their entrepreneurial spirit and ability to create innovative solutions that make a positive difference. We congratulate each and every winner and wish them continued success in their endeavors.”
“These awards are a testament to the dedication and hard work we’ve put into building Legends Barber. It’s an honour to be recognized as the overall top brand, and to be among such exceptional young entrepreneurs. We believe in our mission to provide the best grooming experience while positively impacting our community. This award motivates us to continue pushing boundaries and creating a legacy,” said Sheldon Tatchell, founder of Legends Barber.
These extraordinary young entrepreneurs have not only demonstrated exceptional business acumen but have also made a lasting impact on their communities and society at large. Their passion, drive, and dedication serve as an inspiration to aspiring young entrepreneurs.
The Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards extends heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, recognizing their hard work, dedication, and ingenuity. “We eagerly anticipate their future accomplishments and the continued positive impact they will make,” concludes Pat.