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The Top 16 YOBAs have again partnered with KnM Auditors Inc, a member firm of the KnM Group. KnM, which is South Africa’s leading and proudly black-owned professional services specializing in Audit, Tax and Advisory services is yet to help maintain the credibility of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards (YOBAs) for the third time in a row.

With the voting stages having closed, KnM will now begin their responsibility of auditing all processes to guarantee transparency and integrity in the selection of winners.

With a proven track record in financial and process auditing, KnM brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. They also advocate for positioning Africa in the forefront and the world after. KnM’s mission is to improve the day-to-day operational efficiency for all clients, thus enabling clients to focus on governance and growth for their businesses.

KnM’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of accuracy and fairness aligns perfectly with the ethos of the YOBAs, making them the ideal choice to oversee this crucial aspect of the event.

Peterson Khumalo, KnM Group MD

“We are thrilled to be back as auditors for the YOBAs. Our objective is to ensure that every step of the selection process is conducted with the utmost integrity, giving nominees and participants the confidence that the winners truly deserve their recognition. Our slogan ‘Confident about the future’, shows that we the YOBAs to be an important platform that aims to encourage youth entrepreneurship by recognising and celebrating young entrepreneurs,” says Peterson Khumalo, Group MD of KnM.

Pat Mahlangu, Founder and CEO of the YOBAs says, “We are happy to welcome KnM as our auditors again this year. Partnering with KnM once more reaffirms our commitment to transparency and excellence in the YOBAs. With their expertise, we ensure that the recognition given to the winners will be truly earned. Together, we aim to elevate youth-owned brands and build a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa”.

The YOBAs will take place on 22 June 2024 at The Capital on The Park, 101 Katherine Str. Sandown, Sandton. Tickets are also available here. General admission tickets are available at R900 and VIP at R1850.

For more information on the YOBAs please and this year’s finalists, visit,

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