Founder – Bruce Dube

Bruce Dube

Recently listed on Forbes  30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa, Bruce Dube is a 28 year old Managing Director of Nine80 Digital which  is a Pan African digital publishing company that owns numerous digital media platforms ranging from youth portals, eCommerce sites, reference sites, classifieds platforms, gaming sites , video platforms , online magazines etc, In countries South Africa, Botswana,  Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

Bruce Dube
Bruce Dube

Bruce Dube is also a British Council Global Change Maker, a Social Entrepreneur with cultivated academic and work experience in Media and Youth Development. In 2012 he was selected as one of the top 60 Global Changemakers in the world by the British Council. In 2013 he was selected by UNAIDS as one of the country’s “Young Movers and Shakers” .

In March 2013 he was also selected as one of the top 5 prominent young people in Africa and Latin America by the World Bank. In Nov 2013 was selected as one of the Emerging Leaders and speakers selected globally to attend the German Marshall Fund of the United State’s Emerging Leaders Summit in Morocco . In Jan 2014 he was nominated and selected for DHL’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Program. In July 2014 he was also listed as one of the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young People in SA. In June 2015 he was listed as one of SA’s Top 100 Young Bosses by The Sowetan. In November 2015 he was nominated for the 2015 Africa Youth Award for MEDIA EXCELLENCE. In 2016 he was listed on Brand South Africa’s Top 40 Under 40 Young People In SA List. In 2017 He was recognized by The Financial Mail as one of SA’s Top Young Black Execs and featured in their yearly ‘Black Book’ . In 2020 he was nominated by Africa Youth Awards as its African Youth Entrepreneur and in In 2022 he was selected as one of the Sunday Worlds Unsung Hero’s. He was later selected as News24’s Young Mandelas in July 2022


Managing Director | Nine80 Digital


  • World Bank’s top 5 most prominent young people from Latin America and Africa 2013
  • UNAIDS Youth “Movers and Shakers” who were part of the 2013 Youth Leadership Consultation
  • British Council’s top 60 Global Changemakers 2012
  • Winner of the 5th SA Innovation Summit Innovation Lab Online Voting competition
  • Enterprise Elevator Finalist
  • SA FM Mover and shaker


  • Speaker at the Friends of Europe Ascending Africa conference in Belgium 2012
  • Moderator at the World Bank & German Marshal Fund Young Professional Summit | Belgium 2013
  • Speaker at the Microsoft Youth Spark in Johannesburg on Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Speaker at the Mail & Guardian Youth Thought Leader Colloquium on African Youth and The Economy
  • Speaker at TEDx Pretoria


  • Forbes
  • Financial Mail
  • China Central Television
  • TEDx Talks
  • Brussels’, the European Magazine
  • Mail & Guardian
  • Man Magazine
  • ETV Sunrise
  • SABC 2 Morning Live
  • YO TV Blue Couch
  • YFM
  • SA FM
  • Talk Radio 702
  • Power FM
  • Hectic Nine 9
  • Biz Community
  • The New Age Newspaper
  • Transform Magazine

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