PRISA Announces PRISM 2020 Young Voices


The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) has announced the 2020 PRISM Young Voices – the 10 young people who will be given an opportunity to be mentored by South Africa’s top PR and communications professionals. The selection process is conducted by the PRISM Young Voices (PYV) committee, which is selected yearly from the previous year’s alumni. 

This year’s candidates are:

1. Emma Anderson.
2. Lerato Motloung.
3. Siyolise Shinga.
4. Nombulelelo Fox.
5. Samantha Mabaso.
6. Tashinga James Nyahunda.
7. Siyabonga Thwala.
8. Brenda Sono.
9. Candice Marescia
10. Oarabile Tlhabane.

Deputy chairperson of the PYV, Ayanda Siswana said, ‘There are only 10 slots every year and we have a big responsibility of ensuring fairness in the selection process. We think absolutely holistically about an entrant in terms of the value we see them adding to the programme and their potential to excel.’

Monare Matema, 2020 committee chairperson, and Siswana, commented, ‘The PYV has gained such an incredibly positive reputation in our industry for being the platform that exposes young talent to some of the most-renowned and respected senior experts in public relations and communications, as well as an extensive network of companies and opportunities within those organisations. The calibre of candidate that is presented to PYV every year keeps improving and that poses a challenge to the committee to have their best sharp eyes and minds on when reviewing entries; it is the tiniest details in an entrant’s motivation that puts them ahead of another candidate.’

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