About The Awards

Tomorrow reimagined:
unleashing youth excellence

For nearly two decades, the Mail & Guardian’s annual “200 Young South Africans” initiative has stood as a beacon, spotlighting the brightest talents in the country between the ages of 18 to 35.

This flagship project has become synonymous with excellence, celebrating the youth not as the leaders of tomorrow, but as agents of change today!

As we approach the upcoming year, we are poised to embark on a transformational journey, revitalising the look and feel of this cherished tradition. The Mail & Guardian’s inaugural 200 YSA Youth Summit promises to be an extension of this commitment.

We invite you to join us as we embark on a collective journey to further empower these remarkable individuals and celebrate their lasting impact that ripples through their communities, their country, their continent and the world.


Innocentia Rakosa Kunene
[email protected]

Mahlodi Makate
[email protected]

Phone: +27 (0)11 250 7300