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Do you have a passion, but no idea whether it could translate into a career? Meet these five young creatives who have taken their dreams and turned them into reality, and in the process turned the worlds of fashion, photography, design and advocacy on their heads. 

Then, join Vodacom NXT LVL to be part of a community of under-25s who live on the cutting edge. 

The advocate: Lelowhatsgood

Lelowhatsgood is a writer, DJ, digital marketer and content creator. As the founder of Vogue Nights Jozi, an inclusive intersectional movement redefining queer culture, Lelowhatsgood advocates for the representation of the queer community.

The Photographer: Philly Mohlala

Ready to take your passion further? We hear you. Up your photography game with tips from photographer Philly Mohlala. 


The illustrator: Lorenzo Plaatjies

Twenty-five year old illustrator and developer Lorenzo Plaatjies is best known for his 'sad boy' illustrations, that show faces of longing and loneliness against a beautiful background. In all his work, Lorenzo channels his emotions. His illustrations paint an honest picture of his heartfelt feelings.

The Designer: Daisie-Jo Grobler

Fashion designer, illustrator and creative director Daisie Jo Grobler is fast making a name for herself in the creative industry. Her dream has always been to create. See how she's making her world beautiful. 

The Game Developer: Bahiyya Kahn

Game developer, Bahiyya Khan is a strong advocate for marginalised groups. The games she has created aim to raise awareness around issues facing women of colour, and other hot topics you wouldn't normally hear about in the gaming world. The 23-year-old says the only way to change some of society’s biggest problems is through education and that’s why she’s making gaming an educational tool and an emotional outlet.


Take your career to the NXT LVL with Vodacom. Vodacom NXT LVL is designed to support South African youth under the age of 25 on their journey to success through technology. Check out the NXT LVL page on the Vodacom website for info on internships and graduate programmes at Vodacom, as well as info on how we can help you find a job.


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