“It gives us great privilege to be in a position to assist in empowering young entrepreneurs and brands" - Palesa Mabuse

Nalesa Media Partners with the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards

Nalesa Media, an out-of-home media company owned by young, black and dynamic female professionals has partnered with the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards as a digital out-of-home media partner.

Nalesa has been able to adapt to the growing industry trends and deliver a new perspective to their clients by putting their brands at the forefront of the consumer.

Just like the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards, Nalesa Media prides itself in nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship in all their business and aims to make technology accessible and easy to use for young and old people.

Nalesa Media has developed, and evolved, branching into events, multi-media, interactive media, app development and so much more. The Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards nominees will be marketed and advertised through Nalesa’s Out-of-Home Inventory to entice people to get involved and vote for their favourite youth-owned brand.

In addition to that, the winners of the awards will also get airtime on selected inventory.

There are many youth-owned brands in South Africa that are doing great but aren’t recognised. Through the partnership between Nalesa media and the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards, these brands will get the recognition they deserve.

According to the founder and CEO of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards, Pat Mahlangu, the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards welcome and honour the partnership with Nalesa Media.

“Brand awareness is one of the building blocks of growing a brand. What Nalesa Media is bringing to the table is an invaluable opportunity for these youth-owned brands to increase their brand awareness and ultimately to grow. ”

says Mahlangu.

“It gives us great privilege to be in a position to assist in empowering young entrepreneurs and brands, who pour their hearts and souls into making their passions a reality,”

says Palesa Mabuse, the Executive Managing Director of Nalesa Media.

As a team of young, black and female professionals, Nalesa media supports youth-owned brands, encourages creativity and innovation and hopes to create a world class, 100% African female business.


The top 16 youth-owned brands awards are a platform that celebrates and recognizes youth excellence. This spectacular initiative aims to support youth-owned brands and makes sure that their efforts are seen. These awards acknowledge that these youth-owned brands are contributing to job creation and economic development in South Africa. What started off as an online portal that celebrates the excellence of brands has now become a platform that these brands are given a chance to shine and known throughout the country. Shining a light on the ones who dare to make a difference. 


Nalesa Media are two sisters with a creative flair, who merged their different skills and expertise to create and form an Out of Home Media company established in 2015. With the background that Palesa Mabuse has in film, television & media, her creative nature brings a fresh, young and innovative approach to various aspects of the business. Naledi Mabuse’s background in corporate finance & accounting, as well as sales & marketing compliments the business, by adding a cooperate balance to the company structure.  

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