Four youngsters were honoured by Lumkile’s Book Joint SA for their enterprising initiatives as part Youth Month celebrations.
Sindile Sydwell Kamlana, founder of Mayhem TV; Luvuyo Ranger Tolashe, a self-taught digital graphic designer; and Yanga Manga and Siyabonga Lukani, the founders and distributors of iQula perfume, were the winners at the fourth instalment of the awards, aptly named “The Certificate of Possibilities”.
Book Joint founder Lumkile Mzukwa said the aim was to acknowledge talents, capabilities, and initiatives driven mainly through the passion of individuals who, against all odds, immerse themselves in their art, creation or initiatives.
“It is first and foremost about individuals who show initiative, then the drive, staying the course, and believing in their creative initiatives, who also become leaders in the communities,” said Mr Mzukwa.
He said the Lumkile’s Book Joint SA acknowledges how important it was to cheer those who were blessed with gifts “so that they may know that as the community, we are watching and cheering them on wishing them well”.
Guest speaker, Nomi Nkondlo, an ANC Member of the Provincial Legislature, encouraged the youth to keep on innovating.
“In order for your initiatives to develop, you must think out of the box. I cannot over emphasise the concept of collaboration with like minded people,” she said.