Entries for the 2024 TransUnion Rising Star Awards open in December 2023

Young people are shaping the future of South Africa today with tremendous dedication and energy. This ceremony provides a platform  to unearth and recognise those inspirational and exciting leaders of tomorrow (under 40 years of age).

2022 TransUnion Rising Star Awards Winners

Banking & Financial Services
Proudly supported by TransUnion

  • Triya Govender, Head of Marketing, Floatpays

Energy & Environment

  • Falon Doorasamy, ZTL Manager (KZN), SmartMatta


  • Pretty Kubyane, Co-Founder, Coronet Blockchain

ICT (Telecoms & Technology)
Proudly supported by Absa

  • Pila Booi, Partner Sales Manager for SubSaharan Africa, Nokia South Africa

Manufacturing & FMCG

  • Anthony Antoniadou, Dealer & Online Channel Specialist, BMW

Media & Advertising

  • Palesa Kogela, Group Account Director, M&C Saatchi Abel

Mining & Minerals
Proudly supported by Rand Refinery.

  • Sephela Makete Thema, Manager Operations, Sibanye Stillwater

Service: Public & Private

  • Farai Mubaiwa, Chief Partnerships Officer, Youth Employment Service

Professional Services.
Proudly supported by Accenture

  • Daisy Thobakgale, Technology Delivery Lead Specialist, Accenture (2017 & 2018 GradStar Top 100)

Tourism, Retail & Hospitality

  • Zukiswa Quagraine, General Manager, Empact Group

Transport, Logistics & Security.
Proudly supported by Gautrain Management Agency

  • Vershen Naidoo, National Risk Manager,Takealot
Dr Imtiaz SoolimanFounder, Gift of the Givers

Inspirational Leader

Lee NaikCEO & Regional President, TransUnion

Pay it Forward

Gontse MadumoTalent Attraction Specialist, Mondelez International

Pay it Forward

Terance NkosiExecutive Head, Compliance & SHEQ, Rand Refinery

Pay it Forward

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