UJ’s exceptional talent among 2020’s Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans

Date: Sep 14, 2020 | News

The Mail & Guardian has announced its annual 200 Young South Africans list on Friday, 10 September 2020, in which a number of the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) staff, students and alumni (under the age of 35) are recognised amongst the country’s trailblazers.

The Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list has been taking place annually since 2006 and this year over 8,000 nominations were received for candidates across 12 categories.

The following UJ students, alumni and staff feature on the 2020 list:

arts and enterrainment

Arts & Entertainment

Sinethemba Twalo, 35

Artist and Curator, NGO – Nothing Gets Organised


Dr Simone Dahms-Verster, 28

Assistant Lecturer: UJ Department of Zoology



Dr Sasha Hoffmann, 32

Postdoctoral Fellow: UJ’s Department of Zoology



Charmaine Maphutha, 26

Educator and philanthropist: Bopedi Hope Foundation



Nkhensani Mogale, 34

Former part-time lecturer at UJ



Wilson Tsakane Mongwe, 29

Front office quantitative analyst: Standard Bank



Thandokazi Maseti, 30

Lecturer and PhD candidate: UJ Department of Psychology

Film & Media

Allegro Dinkwanyane, 30

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Founder and chief executive: Orgella Group

film and media
science and technology

Science & Technology

Stephanie Baker, 33

Palaeo-Anthropologist Researcher and Principal Investigator: Drimolen Homonin site

science and technology

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