We Are The Future!

It is a day of remembrance and celebration. What a better way to celebrate then to celebrate a few youth leaders that are making a difference and educating people on Human Rights Day on March 21. These are people that we should be looking out for, they’re finding ways to change the way people think and to broaden their minds. We love that they are strongly showing us how significant our lives are and the rights we have that many try to take away from us. They are forces to be reckoned with, they aren’t backing down and are making a change that will not only bring people together but enhance our knowledge in certain aspects of life.

LOOK 1

“I’M Pacou Mutombo, I am the First African Superhero in the miniseries called JONGO, Street Dancer/Choreographer/ Hip Hop Judge/MC/Public motivational speaker, member of the dance crew Kinesics, Founder of POSC’D (Production of Self Confi’DANCE ) movement and mangers of Rogue Crew (Hip Hop and Sbujwa crew)
I’m a champion in The Aganang Foundation,  where I go out to uplift and teach underprivileged children dance and also upskill teachers.”

WE ARE THE FUTURE

Tip:

WE know how guys are: you like your outfits simple or, most of the time, you just don’t care. But if you want print in your look but don’t want to go all out then simply have patches of the print on the shoulders and arm.

Pacou

Printed Bomber Jacket: Model’s Own

Bow Tie With Matching Pocket Square: R160, Oties

Shirt: R449, Forever21

Watch: Model’s Own

Ring: Model’s Own

Bangles: Model’s Own

Printed Pants: R450, Urban Zulu

Tan Shoes: R 1899.95, Dune

LOOK 2

Beth Malatji is an author of The Bootstrapper’s Lifesaving Hacks and, recently, Cultivating Wealthy Entrepreneurs – Practically. She is a nomadic entrepreneur and founding editor of Wealth Ladder Magazine, an interactive publication focusing on entrepreneurship, start-up success stories, financial literacy, wealth accumulation, and leisure. She is known for interviewing hard-to-reach business influencers and decision makers. She is a trusted voice around all issues of entrepreneurship every Wednesdays on Capricorn FM Talk.
Her recent adventure is Wealthy Entrepreneurs Academy, a home for aspiring entrepreneurs who get taught all practical hacks of starting and launching businesses successfully.
She is also an ambassador of Visit.org, a New York-based travel platform for authentic travel experiences that benefit local communities which offer activities and tours organised by non-profit organisations, with the mission to develop responsible tourism practices around the globe.

WE ARE THE FUTURE

Tip:

WE like the whole idea of mixing contrasting colours and prints together. This makes your look exciting and creates the illusion of texture.

Beth Malatji

Earrings: R250, Inkaturah

Gold Choker: R199.50, Colette By Colette Hayman

Printed Chinese Collar Dress (Worn As A Top): R523, Urban Zulu

Neon Clutch: R259.50, Colette By Colette Hayman

Printed Skirt Front Netting Detail: R590, Stitch & Steel

Orange Courts: R1 999, Castelo

LOOK 3

CHANTAL MORIFI is currently a director, producer and youth activist. In 2016, she co-directed a movie for M-Net Mzanzi Magic Biskop called Jealous Makelwane. From giving motivational speeches to inspiring and instilling leadership in primary and high schools, Chantal has always worked well with younger individuals. Chantal was named Lead SA Hero in March 2016. Chantal also dresses disadvantaged matriculates for their big night by arranging their dresses, shoes, make-up, jewellery and transport. From 2015 she has gone on to be interviewed on various media platforms discussing the importance of Grade 12 learners attending their matric dance.

WE ARE THE FUTURE

Tip:

-ANOTHER item that works perfectly with African print is metallic. Metallic gives any look a touch of glam and livens up any outfit, not that African print needs livening up, but together they make a strong fashion statement.

Chantal

Red Beaded Hoops: R114.50, Colette By Colette Hayman

Collar Necklace: R450, Inkaturah

Printed Peplum Top: R690, Stitch & Steel

Belt: Stylist Own

Rings: R209.50, Colette By Colette Hayman

Metallic Pants: R799, H&M

Purple Courts: R1999, Castelo

Model

Red African Cut-Out Earrings: R250, Inkaturah

Printed Choker: R150, Inkaturah

Red Dress: Model’s Own

Gold Courts: R899.95, Dune

LOOK 4

CANDICE SEHOMA is the 24-year-old founder of the Building Blocks Foundation. Building Blocks is a people’s-driven initiative, devoted to enhancing both tangible and intangible growth. “Our mission is to enhance a sense of ownership and responsibility. This is achieved through a process in which residents in a specific area are expected to facilitate in building their own toilets, this includes contribution of a quoted amount by each member of the community and human capital for the construction of the toilets. Moreover, through their workshops they encourage will-power, independence  and  enhance community potential,” she says. Candice is an Honours in Development Studies graduate from the University of Pretoria. She currently works as a Health Policy and Access Advocacy intern for Doctors Without Borders. She is passionate about development, particularly development related to access to health care, gender issues and economic development. She is a South African Washington Alumn (a leadership development program) as well as a One Young World ambassador. Itumeleng works with Candice through the Building Blocks Foundation doing research and operations.

WE ARE THE FUTURE

Tip:

WHAT’S great about this kind of style, because the dark colours dominate the look, you can easily add pop of colours to brighten up the look.

Itumeleng  Mtebele

Earrings: R420, Inkaturah

Black Printed Dress: R2900, Oscar & Rose

Red Lace Ups Courts: R2 250, Europa Art

Candice Sehoma

Tip:

PINK goes with just about anything, but if you want to soften up the print along with the colour, then pair the item with a solid hue. This will create a harmonious balance between the bold and solid colours.

Gold Earrings: R114.50, Colette By Colette Hayman

Pink Printed Dress: R1 200, Stitch & Steel

Blue Heels: R 1 990, Dumond

LOOK 5

“MY name is Nhlanhla Sindiswa Mchunu, born, bred (and buttered) in Alexandra township. I am 19 years old. I was raised by my aunts and my father I lost my mother when I was three. I am currently pursuing my studies in Psychology and I am a founder of LISAKHANYA IKUSASA (The future is bright) reading club, an organisation for children, majority from child headed and disadvantaged homes. I have a team of seven that assist me with running the reading club. I would like to mention them: Sabelo,Pretty, Mahlatse, Magdeline, Basetsana, Surprise, Bianca and Sibongile. They are my peers who also have the same passion for change for our community. Every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays we cater for 82 children and more at Sankopano library based in a community centre in Alexandra. What inspired me to open the reading club was the passion I had to make the change I want to see in my community. And to raise a moral minded generation by teaching the young ones and reading stories that can influence their minds into being good future citizens of South Africa and the world at large. Through the reading club me and my team have helped and reached out to kids who were unable to read and pronounce. It is not only a reading club, but it is a home for our children – a place of safety and peace for them. I have learned a lot about children since I started the reading club and we are working towards producing future leaders and doctors in the reading club so they can also change the world and make it a better place. I am proud to say I am the youth of South Africa and I am the change I desire to see.”

WE ARE THE FUTURE

Tip:

-WHAT’S great about an item that has multiple colours is that your shoe and accessory choices are endless. So play around and wear whatever your heart desires.

Nhlanhla Morifi

Red Tassel Earrings: R380, Inkaturah

Polka Dot Dress: R799, Urban Zulu

Red Lace Ups: R2 250, Castelo

STOCKIST

Europa Art: (011) 883-5354

Dumond: (011) 784 0305

Colette By Colette Hayman: 021 937 5465

H&M: (011) 592-3200

Dune: (011) 685-7055

Forever21: (011) 883-0025

Stitch & Steel: 072 045 8416

Urban Zulu: 011 027 9952

Oscar & Rose: [email protected]

Oties: 071 642 7973

Inkaturah: 076 410 4034

 

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Deneal Florence

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