Pat Mahlangu on launching 2nd Top 16 Youth Owned-Brands Awards
The highly anticipated Top 16 Youth Owned-Brands Awards are back for their second year and are anticipated to be bigger and better than last year.
The Top 16 Youth Owned-Brands Awards launched on the 2nd of February 2023 at Solo Restaurant in Sandton.
These spectacular awards aim to recognise the excellence, innovation, and hard work of South African youth-owned brands.
The event will be a two-day exhibition taking place on the 14th and 15th of June 2023. The main event is set to take place on the evening of the 15th of June 2023.
The Awards were founded by Pat Mahlangu and consist of 16 categories from different perimeters of the economy. The categories range from Top Travel and Tourism Brand, Top Education Brand to Top Personality and influencer.
Some of last year’s winners include Tshepo Jeans for overall Top Brand, Bathu for Top Footwear Brand, and Pamela Mtanga for Top Personality and Influencer.
Last year’s awards consisted of only 15 categories. The 16th category was announced at the launch as the Top Health and Wellness Brand.
Pat Mahlangu mentions the significance of these awards,
“This is the second year of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards and we are planning for it to be the best one yet. What started off as an online portal for celebrating brands turned into what the youth-owned brands awards are right now. We celebrate the youth and commend them for being able to create opportunities in situations that seem impossible”.