- MultiChoice celebrated iconic modern-day youths in a brunch.
- These iconic youths include Big Brother Mzansi season 3 winner Mphowabadimo.
- During a discussion, some panelists said modern-day youth still face similar challenges to those of the youth of 1976.
As youth month comes to an end, MultiChoice celebrated four formidable modern-day youths who are making their mark at its True Icons brunch.
Hosted at the Freedom Park Heritage Site, the True Icons brunch kickstarted with a panel discussion hosted by The River actor Siya Raymond Sepotokele.
The panelists included Big Brother Mzansi season 3 winner and traditional healer Dimpho 'Mphowabadimo' Mvundla, MultiChoice CSI manager for content programs Mphile Shabalala and graphic designer David Tshabalala.
The other panelists were MultiChoice talent factory intern, actor, and scriptwriter Lehlohonolo 'Lehlo' Tsotetsi and Bubblegum Club co-founder and creative director and visual artist and cultural organiser Jamal Nxedlana.
During the discussion, the panelists reflected on the challenges they faced compared to the challenges the youth of 1976 faced.
Mvundla said today's youth was still fighting similar battles that the youth of 1976 fought but to a different extent. She added that modern-day youth, however, is more vocal because of the resources, such as social media, which are available to them. Tsotesti echoed similar sentiments, adding he hoped for a life of ease for the youth.
Other youths who were recognised as True Icons were Pamela Sizani and Scelo Hlophe. Sizani currently works in the film and TV industry and is a graduate of the MultiChoice screenwriting incubator, while Hlophe is an events sponsorship coordinator at MultiChoice.