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South African Stars made It Into The #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021

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Benjamin Gentles | January 2021 | Nochillinmzansi

Mzansi’s very own creators among 20 other content producers from Africa has been selected to receive a grant for the development of their channels from the #YouTubeBlackVoices fund.

Lasizwe, Sho Madjozi, MacG Mukwevho and other South African content producers have been selected for this fund.

This is an amazing achievement and opportunity for a Black YouTuber. The fund assist them with the development of their channel and the development of themselves. The 20 content creators from Africa that has been selected with take part in an intensive three-week incubator programme, which involves some workshops, community engagement and wellbeing, networking programmes and training. They are part of an overall 132 creators from across the world!

We’re excited to spotlight Black creatives and to continue to center both their voices and perspectives. As part of that mission, we developed the #YouTubeBlackVoices grant program, which is an initiative dedicated to investing in Black creators and artists, and equipping them with the resources to succeed on our platform.” – YouTube Team

Additional South African YouTubers part of #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021:

Owamie Hlongwane

Ofentse and Nelisiwe Mwase

Kay Ngonyama

Thato Rampedi

Naledi Monamodi

Nicolette Mashile

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