Top young South Africans - UCT's rated

25 July 2011

UCT science graduate Mark HornerMaking an impact: UCT science graduate Mark Horner has been listed among the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans for starting the Free High School Science Text project with Sam Halliday.

From current to former students and staff members, UCT is well represented in the 2011 Mail & Guardian's 200 Top Young South Africans You Must Take Out to Lunch, with no fewer than 19 UCT-affiliated names listed, at last count.

These standout young South Africans were chosen, according to the paper, for their impact, their creativity, and the resonance of their values with the project of building the South Africa everyone wants to live in - vibrant, prosperous, equitable, diverse and hungry for the challenges of growth and change.

Nominees must be 35 years old or younger and boast individual accomplishments with the proven ability to take leading roles in their respective fields, have the recognition of their peers, and be willing to give back by volunteerism and leadership either in the community, in business or in government.

Among those with UCT connections on the list are: Thomas Brennan, Dave Duarte, Emile Engel, Lara Fairall, Paul Galitis, Umeshree Govender, Zama Katamzi, Tarisai Machuchu-Ratshidi, Goathier Mahed, Mark Horner, Khalid Manjoo, Pumeza Matshikiza, Elizabeth Mills, Ntobeko Ntusi, Joy Olivier, Traci Reddy, Frans Skosana, Sindison Mnisi-Weeks, Hema Vallabh and Buhle Zuma.

These Young South Africans are involved in everything from the arts and business to civil society and science education.

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