Young Future Leaders Returns For A second Season On SABC1

Underage drinking is under the spotlight on SABC1's local reality tv. The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the South African Breweries (SAB) launched the second season of the local reality tv series, Future Leaders, which begins airing on SABC 1, Tuesday, 14 October. 
The first season one of Future Leaders was broadcast in late 2013. The 13 part series is the extension of You Decide, an initiative to help curb underage drinking in South Africa, facilitated through a partnership between the South African Breweries (SAB), the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), provincial departments of Education in KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State, Eastern Cape, Limpopo; and local youth marketing agency, HDI.

Season 2's  Future Leaders contestants are; 

  • Ayabonga Jacela, 16, of Mdantsane, East London in the Eastern Cape; 
  • Boitumelo Masimole, 16, of Waterworks Informal Settlement near Protea Glen, Gauteng
  • Lungani Mthethwa, 16, of Ntoyeni , Empangeni in KZN;  
  • Nthateng Tsotetsi, 14, of Embalenhle in Mpumalanga; and 
  • Werner Esterhuizen, 16, of Potchefstroom in the North West. 

You Decide raises awareness of the dangers and consequences of underage drinking through targeted interventions aimed at youth and the broader communities they live in, including parents, teachers and taverners. 

The programme has reached more than 500 000 learners across the country since its start in 2012. Future Leaders aims to identify and develop young leaders while creating awareness around critical social and economic issues, namely the problem of underage drinking. 

Viewers experience the teens’ personal daily struggles and the decisions they are faced with making as they work towards making a positive difference in their own lives and that of their peers. 
The mentors in this season are Ndumiso Hadebe, Johan du Pisanie and Anele Ndzimande. The mentors are in turn guided by South African social activist, entrepreneur, author and columnist, Shaka Sisulu. 

In this second season, Future Leaders contestants meet with inspirational public figures who offer leadership advice and career planning. Contestants spend time with, amongst others, Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela and founder and celebrities like idols winner Musa, Isibaya actress Jessica Nkosi and more.

Catch Future Leaders on SABC1 every Tuesdays evening. 

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