Local entrepreneur wins Forty Under 40 Award


Dr. Thabo Pitse, hailing from Bloemfontein, is the recipient of the Forty Under 40 South Africa Award in the education sector.

The Forty Under 40 summit and awards, meticulously designed to acknowledge, honour, and celebrate exceptional individuals and trailblazers under the age of 40 in their respective industries, stand as a testament to those who persistently strive to surmount challenges and economic instability.

According to the EBL Institute of Business and Technology, out of a pool of more than 350 applicants, 151 finalists were selected, with the winners announced during a prestigious award ceremony held in Gauteng. “Our distinguished Thabo Pitse rose to the occasion, gracing the event attended by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Paul Mashatile, and Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of Youth, Women, and Disability,” said the institute.

His receipt of the Forty Under 40 award closely follows his attainment of a Doctorate in Humanitarianism (with a focus on Human Independence) in Atlanta, USA.

“It is evident that Dr. Thabo Pitse has played a pivotal role in shaping and growing the youth of South Africa. His exemplary work continues to inspire many others to lead, build, and fortify their careers in an ever-changing environment. We extend colossal congratulations to Dr Thabo Pitse for his well-deserved doctorate and his Forty Under 40 award. His tireless efforts in empowering entrepreneurs and fostering entrepreneurship development have not gone unnoticed. His position as a distinguished advocate for entrepreneurship and humanitarianism has been solidified through these prestigious achievements,” said the institute.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin