Thousands Motivated at Pride Factor’s Inspired Youth Workshops

Thousands of teenagers and young adults from all regions of Johannesburg were inspired, motivated and guided on how to achieve better lives at three free workshops conducted by the Pride Factor Academy during the Youth Jobs, Careers and Entrepreneurship Expo at Nasrec on 9 and 10 June

Hearing powerful messages from their role-models and heroes, being entertained by top performing artists and watching their peers displaying their talent on stage resonated with the thousands in attendance.


The workshops were hosted by Pride Factor founder and MD, Dene Botha, who introduced the celebrity guests, encouraged participation and conducted interactive tasks that challenged the audience’s assumptions and broadened their aspirations for the future.

“The Youth Month celebrations have been a huge success for the third successive year,” said Botha, whose mission was to ‘inspire young minds’ when he created the life skills academy in 2014.

“Huge thanks to all who contributed, especially the Gauteng Provincial Government, our speakers who are so passionate about passing their secrets to success on to the next generation and everybody who participated in making the workshops a memorable occasion for all who attended.”

The theme of the workshops was ”Live the Legacy’, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of global icon Nelson Mandela’s, and the core message was that it would be the young people who were best prepared who will be at the front of queue for the increasing number of opportunities that are starting to be created in South Africa.

The Pride Factor Academy exhibition stand featured an aspirational Jeep motor vehicle and encouraged several hundred young people to enrol for the Pride Factor Academy online life skills courses. These courses are designed to guide members on how to become work ready and adopt the entrepreneurial concepts required to become self employed..

See for more information and click on The Academy to enrol for these ground-breaking courses that also offer opportunities to ‘earn as you learn’.

Coordinated and run by the Gauteng Provincial Government, the Youth Jobs, Career and Entrepreneurship Expo at Nasrec was a huge success, drawing more than 100,00 young people and 115 exhibitors who covered a huge range of organisations operating in the youth development field.

The Pride Factor Academy workshops were supported by the Gauteng Provincial Government, SA Association of Youth Clubs (SAAYC), Activate! Change Drivers, Monash South Africa, Mahala Loyalty Programme and Jeep – Fourways.


Presenter Lineup


The stellar lineup of presenters for the Inspired Youth workshops this weekend includes:

Diolan Govender: Mr Teen World 2018

Tumi Voster: 5fm Radio show host and DJ

Candice Modiselle: YoTV the Generations Legacy presenter

Bulelani Balabala: Founder of T.E.A and Get Things Done; motivational speaker and radio show host

Alexandra May: International performing artist

Sibusiso Molimi: International motivational speaker

Zareef Minty: Selected as one of Forbes Top 30 under 30 in 2018; author and radio show host

Sandile Mkhize: Differently enables inspirational speaker from One Chance at Life (OCAL)

Fred Bohasu: International motivational speaker.

Kenneth Molefe: Radio show host and pastor.

Sandra Khumalo: 2012 & 2016 Paralympic rower


Plus Celebrity Guests!


The workshops are presented by Dene Botha, the founder and CEO of Pride Factor, the life skills academy dedicated to inspiring and guiding young people on how the achieve health, wealth and happiness through fulfilling careers and lifestyles.


The GPG’s Youth Jobs, Career and Entrepreneurship Expo also features dozens of talks and seminars on topics relevant to the youth, along with an enormous exhibition showcasing more than100 stands representing every aspect of youth development.


Pride Factor Exhibition Village


The Pride Factor Village in the exhibition area (Hall 6) includes the SA Association of Youth Clubs (SAAYC), Activate! Change Drivers, Monash South Africa, Mahala Loyalty Programme and Jeep – Fourways.

Visit the Pride Factor Academy stand to learn more about the Online Courses designed to provide teenagers and young adults with the skills required to take advantage of the rapidly improving new economic climate and job creation opportunities in South Africa.


Entrance to the Nasrec Expo Centre and the Inspired Youth workshops is FREE and present an incredible opportunity for parents to bring their children, schools, tertiary education facilities and other groups and organisations working with youth, to explore and interact with experts in their fields.






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