Media & Press

Read below for the latest media coverage on enke: Make Your Mark and news stories that showcase the incredible efforts and achievements of our program participants, donors and partners.


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enke: Make Your Mark is at the forefront of providing insights and solution to the issues of inequality, youth unemployment, youth entrepreneurship and youth leadership. Our work is based on the philosophy of bridging inequality and empowering young people to be entrepreneurial.

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  • Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Inequality in South Africa
  • Youth Leadership in South Africa
  • Youth Unemployment
  • Building Social Capital

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Chenoa’s Project Gets Media Boost!

November 17, 2016

Chenoa’s Community Action Project Gets Media Boost! We are very proud of Chenoa Brenkman whose community action project has been profiled in the Highway Mail Newspaper! The article had a call to action to donate to her Cuddle Angels community action project. Chenoa is part of the Trailblazer Class of 2016 and attends St. Benedict’s…

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Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention

November 10, 2016

Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention! We are very proud of Nicola Siepman whose community action project, the Mpho Campaign, has been profiled in the Highway Mail Newspaper! The article described how she has collected materials to create dignity packs for the homeless in the eThekwini Region. The dignity packs are made up of toilet rolls,…

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enke: Make Your Mark wins Award

July 15, 2016

enke: Make Your Mark receives Bronze Award from WC DSD Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards We are honoured to have received this prestigous award and recognition for our work with the enke: Trailblazer Program in the Western Cape. We received the award for our contribution to youth engagement and participation. Rufaro Mudimu (CEO) and Natasha Asbury…

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Taydren Van Vuren – Lead SA Youth Hero for June

July 15, 2016

Trailblazer is Lead SA Youth Hero for June We are very proud of Taydren Van Vuren, Lead SA Youth Hero for June! Taydren was part of the Trailblazer Class of 2015 and received this prestigious award for her community action project. Taydren found out about the enke: Trailblazer Program through enke’s partnership with the Catholic…

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Press Release: Young South Africans Create Positive Social Change

February 17, 2014

enke: Make Your Mark will host the Cape Town Celebration Event to mark the end of the 6-month experience in social action for the 118 participants of the 2013 enke: Trailblazer Program Cape Town Intake. This upcoming graduation-styled event is designed to recognise and celebrate these young South Africans who have implemented innovative community action…

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Press Release | enke: Make Your Mark hosts its first ever Alumni Summit

January 27, 2014

enke: make your mark hosts its first ever alumni summit This Friday 31 January, enke: Make Your Mark will launch the 2014 enke Alumni Summit. This event will gather 70 past participants of enke programs, young leaders from across South Africa aged between 18 and 28 years of age, and is themed, “RE-CONNECT! RE-INSPIRE!” At…

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Press Release: Seed Funding Supports Youth-Led Social Projects

November 6, 2013

Eighteen (18) youth-led social initiative projects receive seed-funding through the enke: Incubator Fund Grant, an initiative by enke: Make Your Mark that is funded by The Australian Government and Absa. Mihle Cuka, a Grade 10 student from the Eastern Cape is taking action by mobilising community members and municipality representatives to restore and reinstate a…

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enke in The News: “Winning makes the difference” – Mail & Guardian

June 19, 2013

enke aims to empower young people to make their mark on their peers, their community and the world. enke: Make your Mark, a youth entrepreneurship organisation that aims to build a network of young South Africans to take action on urgent local issues, was the winner of the 2012 Investing in the Future & Drivers…

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Press Release: Empowering Young South Africans To Make Their Mark

June 19, 2013

The annual enke: Forum will bring together 250 young South Africans from across the country, all of whom are passionate about making a difference. Run by enke: Make Your Mark, a national youth development organisation, this year two events will be hosted – one in Johannesburg in June, one in Cape Town in July.  Each…

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