Every year since 2016, the Mail & Guardian has published its 200 Young South Africans list. The list is a recognition of young South Africans under 35, who are doing exceptional work in their respective fields. It is a celebration of excellence, as much as it is a directory of future leaders – many of whom have gone to be captains of industry.

Among the notable young people who have been feature on the list since its inception are likes of Julius Malema, who went on to launch his own political party, Trevor Noah, who was featured in 2010 and now hosts the Daily Show in New York City. There’s Kagiso Rabada, who was featured in 2014 as a rising star in the U19 cricket set-up and today he’s recognised as one of the world’s best bowlers. Just last year our very own Dr. Vukosi Marivate was featured on the list.

This year, one of our Shapers, has made the list yet again. Lebogang Mahlare made the list in the Science & Technology category. The Researcher at the Stern Business School, in New York, was recognized for the work she’s doing in STEM. You can read more about the incredible work Lebo is doing here:

Lebogang Mahlare (30)