Entries for the 2024 TransUnion Rising Star Awards are open

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).

2023 TransUnion Rising Star Awards Winners’

Banking & Financial Services
– Proudly supported by TransUnion

  • Rufaro Daring Mapanda , Head of Equity Trading, Absa

Energy & Environment

  • Mogale Modisane, Engineering & Technical Support Lead, ENGIE

– Proudly supported by Sage

  • Noluvuyo Gqadu, Founder & Managing Director, CodeNgwana

ICT (Telecoms & Technology)
Proudly supported by Absa

  • Hilton Baartman, Executive Head of Rural & Mining


  • Tanja Ottermann, Planning Specialist, BMW South Africa

Media & Advertising

  • Cyril Zuma, Director, Color Space Pty Ltd

Mining & Minerals
Proudly supported by Rand Refinery.

  • Katlego Segoe, Technical Services Manager, Glencore Operations South Africa

Professional Services
Proudly supported by Accenture

  • Thandiwe Nhlapho, Senior Associate, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Retail & FMCG

  • Tshegofatso Nnduvheni, Supply Chain Planning & Transformation

Service: Public & Private

  • Kapil Moothi, Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg

Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality

  • Tshukudu Moepadira, Managing Director, Neo Star Car Rentals & Travel Tours

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

  • Siyamthanda Ndlakuse, Executive Manager: Commercial & Contract Management

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