AGRICULTURE

ECYA

Nezisa Sogoni (30)

ECYA01

ECYA

Nkosinathi Makamela (21)

ECYA02

ECYA

Siphesihle Kwetana (27)

ECYA03

ARTS & CULTURE

ECYA

Bungcwele Tshwete (32)

ECYA04

ECYA

Naledi Ndamase (30)

ECYA05

ECYA

Siyabonga Mdwayidwayi (31)

ECYA06

CIVIL SOCIETY

ECYA

Athenkosi Fani (24)

ECYA07

ECYA

Ndiphiwe Mthlontlo

ECYA08

ECYA

Siya Ntsumpa

ECYA09

EDUCATION

ECYA

Dr. Anathi Magadlela (33)

ECYA10

ECYA

Avuyile Xabadiya (29)

ECYA11

ECYA

Melikhaya Sihawu (33)

ECYA12

ENTERTAINMENT

ECYA

Master Dee Zilimbola

ECYA13

ECYA

Liya Nqaba

ECYA14

ECYA

Mali Fololo

ECYA15

ENTREPRENUER

ECYA

Sandiswa Mgolozeli (27)

ECYA16

ECYA

Sifundo Grootboom (30)

ECYA17

ECYA

Yolanda Mbolompo (29)

ECYA18

EVENT MANAGEMENT

ECYA

Mawethu Kotobe (34)

ECYA19

ECYA

Mlindi Ntloko (34)

ECYA20

ECYA

Nkhokheli Twabu (31)

ECYA21

HEALTH

ECYA

Aviwe Mgibantaka (32)

ECYA22

ECYA

Dr. Andrew Miller (35)

ECYA23

ECYA

Dr. Angela Hartwig

ECYA24

JUSTICE & LAW

ECYA

Benjamin Fihla

ECYA25

ECYA

Lutho Klaas

ECYA26

ECYA

Tando Nzube

ECYA27

MEDIA

ECYA

Malibongwe Dayimani (34)

ECYA28

ECYA

Mbuyiseli Magoqoza (26)

ECYA29

ECYA

Ntombozuko Balintulo (24)

ECYA30

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

ECYA

Melikhaya Mcitwa (31)

ECYA31

ECYA

Musa Mdungase (22)

ECYA32

ECYA

Mzobanzi Nkwentsha (24)

ECYA33

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ECYA

Luvo Grey (28)

ECYA34

ECYA

Siphelele Dyantyi (29)

ECYA35

ECYA

Yanga Tekane (34)

ECYA36

SOCIAL ENTREPRENUER

ECYA

Luphumlo Joka (28)

ECYA37

ECYA

Siyakholwa Zazini (24)

ECYA38

ECYA

Zikhona Ngxata (34)

ECYA39

SPORT

ECYA

Akhona Makhalima (33)

ECYA40

ECYA

Litha Adam (20)

ECYA41

ECYA

Nwabisa Magade (31)

ECYA42

ECYA

Gugu Phandle

ECYA

Selathe Mathiya

ARTICLES

ECYA

EC Youth Awards: 'Mntu omtsha uyafumaneka kuGoogle'

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EC youth awards back after Covid disruption

The Eastern Cape Youth Awards (ECYA), which was called off last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is back on track...

ECYA

Call for nominations: Eastern Cape Youth Awards in SA

The organisers of the Eastern Cape Youth Awards (ECYAs) are calling on the public to nominate individuals ahead of this year’s awards ceremony...

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Eastern Cape Youth Awards 2021 Nominees Announced

On May 20 at 18h00 the Eastern Cape Youth Awards announced the nominees for the Eastern Cape Youth Awards live on Facebook...

ABOUT US

In South Africa, there is generally a need to empower young people as the country’s past, created a wide gap in terms of opportunities and transformation is taking longer than expected.
The challenges faced by young people vary from unemployment, lack of education, changes in culture and societal values, political dynamics and very limited opportunities in business.
The Eastern Cape, as a rural province, not only faces these challenges but lack of resources and infrastructure doubles the burden of addressing these social ills. The greatest challenge being the movement of young people to other provinces in search for greener pastures. This does not only result in skills and brain drain but also makes it even harder to grow the economy without having people from outside the province having access to empowerment meant for locals.
As a result, we have a large number of people that do not only lack motivation but are victims of substance abuse.
There is a need for empowerment of the Eastern Cape Youth and opening a gate way to the world.

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"A majority of the people that young people could look up to or inspired by, are not based in the province. This is because even though some are from the province, they had to move to other parts of the country to attain the “glory”.
The above causes a challenge where young people have no access to role models and that results to most believing that such success is nothing but a distant dream. This mentality breeds the get rich quick attitude because nobody knows of hard work and have only been exposed to its end result without any explanation on how such success came about."

- B Tonise (Founder- EC Youth Awards)

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