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A limited number of early bird tickets for the 3rd annual Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards are officially on sale. Get your tickets today and experience youth excellence.  

This year’s festivities promise to be bigger, bolder, and more inspiring than ever before. The event will feature dynamic brand exhibitions, inspiring speakers, and entertainment from SA’s top artists. Attendees will be treated to an unforgettable experience, celebrating the infinite potential and accomplishments of young entrepreneurs across Africa.

In 2023, the festival drew over 2 500 attendees, with 70 youth-owned brands showcasing. The stage was set on fire with electrifying performances from Boohle and the King of Amapiano, Kabza De Small. The attendees included notable personalities like Nomzamo Mbatha, Khuli Chana, and The Gorgeous Mbali, who amongst many had her brand Hermosa Flor as part of the exhibition.

This year, the YOBAs are poised to deliver yet another unforgettable experience, with a line-up that promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

The awards ceremony will take place on 22 June at Sandton Convention Centre and will be preceded by the festival on 21 June, where attendees will get exposed to the exhibitions, masterclasses, and a chance to interact with young entrepreneurs.

Early bird tickets for the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards are on sale and available at a variety of options to tailor your experience:

Exhibitions + Awards

21 – 22 June 2024 – 08:00

Day 1 + Day 2 + Awards – R950 – R1500

Day 2 + Awards – 22 Jun 2024 – R830 – R1000

Awards Only

22 Jun 2024 – 18:00

Day 2 (awards only) – Prices: R750 – R900

Exhibitions Only

21 Jun 2024 – 08:00

Day 1 (Exhibitions Only) – R200 – R250

Day 2 (Exhibitions Only) – R200 – R250

Day 1 + 2 (Exhibitions Only) – R350 – R450

Pat Mahlangu, CEO and Founder of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming event, “This year’s Top 16 YOBAs is more than just an awards ceremony; it’s a showcase of resilience, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of our youth. We invite the public to join us for an exciting journey of inspiration and empowerment”.

Early bird tickets are available until 31 March 2024. Don’t miss your chance to secure yours and be part of the extraordinary celebration of youth excellence. Visit Webtickets today and reserve your spot at this year’s YOBA awards.

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