- Siya Kolisi has once again proven just how popular he has been since his World Cup win
- The Springbok captain was named among top 100 influential Africans
- Eight other South Africans made it into the prestigious list
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Siya Kolisi has been named among the top 100 most influential Africans by a popular magazine. The Springbok captain shares the spoils with top business leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
South Africa’s World Cup winning rugby captain has been named among the top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine. The list serves to showcase influential and talented Africans to the world. It is separated in to eight different groupings which include Arts and Culture, Public Office and Politics.
South African model and activist Thando Hopa also made the list. Other notable figures include Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed and Kenyan world record breaker Eliud Kipchoge. The 22-year-old Sudanese activist, Alaa Salah, also made it into the rankings.
The list was dominated by business leaders who have made a significant impact in the economy of any African countries. Nigeria had 27 entries while South Africa and Ghana had nine each.
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is still making big moves post the Rugby World Cup win. The skipper signed a deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports International. The captain hopes that the agency will grow his career both on and off the field. This is done through endorsement deals and media coverage.
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