Caster Semenya takes 2018 Most Influential Young South African title

- | 12 months ago

South African 800m Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, has been voted 2018 Most Influential Young South African in the 3rd edition of the annual ranking poll by international rating firm, Avance Media, in partnership with 1,000 African Voices & VIPI State.

Hot on her heels was Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, also known as the People’s Bae, who was the winner of the prize in 2017. Avencia Media said in a blog that Caster, who was nominated in the sports category for her outstanding achievements in athletics across the globe, got her massive endorsement after winning a heavily contested poll among a hundred of the most influential young South Africans nominated across 10 different categories.

The ranking, which was launched by Avance Media in 2016, has also been won by comedian and TV personality Trevor Noah (2016) and Ndlozi (2017), making Caster Semenya the first woman to be awarded the coveted title as the Most Influential Young South African for 2018.

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