Forbes Africa calls nominations for its Under 30 list Class of 2023 

New year, new list.. Forbes Africa magazine is calling young African entrepreneurs, visionaries, innovators, pioneers and change-makers to enter the 30 Under 30 list. 

“For 2023, we are now on the quest for 30 of Africa’s most ingenious innovators under the age of 30 for the categories of Business, Technology, Creatives, Sport and Science/Health,” said the company. 

The Forbes Africa’s Under 30 list is becoming popular with young people who are trying to build their brands and make a mark in the future. 

“Every year, the list keeps getting better and 2022 was also historic in that the cover shoot for this issue was in Botswana, for the first time outside of Johannesburg; and the finalists shone in every sense,” says Renuka Methil, Editor of FORBES AFRICA. 

Entries for the upcoming 30 Under 30 list are not going point to be easy as compared to other years. This time nominees have to submit police clearance checks or certificates (PCC) and banking clearance. 

“As we prepare for the ninth instalment of the 30 Under 30 list, we also announce a few changes. Our process is extremely rigorous, and as the nominees progress through the stages, it gets more intense. As in the past, we will require a police clearance certificate (PCC) or report from your country verifying that you have no criminal record, no ongoing or upcoming court cases and that you are a citizen of that country.”

“As an extra layer of verification, the FORBES AFRICA Under 30 team of curators now also need a recommendation/reference letter from your financial institution (like your bank), ensuring that you are a legitimate business/brand employing your funds responsibly. We recommend that you contact your financial institution or advisor to prepare for this part of the process.” 

According to the magazine, the Under 30 list it shine the spotlight on the future leaders of the African continent. 

“These are the shining stars who will be leading our future and deciding what’s best. What we are looking for in 2023? Even more committed young people pivoting the continent to progress, profits, and prosperity,” adds Methil. 

The entries will close on the 20th of February 2023 at 17:00 [SAST]. For more information click here. 

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