With the introduction of GRYND, youth radio station Y (formerly YFM) claims to be shaking up youth month. According to a statement, GRYND is a conference designed to assist young people in confronting the present economic issues head-on by facilitating the discussion of numerous income streams and offering guidance on how to creatively upscale side hustles using digital platforms.
The conference will be held in the Atlas Studio in Milpark, Johannesburg, on Saturday, June 24. A series of masterclasses and panel discussions will make up the event. GRYND promises to be the ultimate meetup experience for young people to both share and acquire knowledge from each other and to spark meaningful conversations around entrepreneurship in a digital age through the lens of successful and creative young professionals, culture narrators, and social media leaders.
Candice Modiselle, Ofentse ‘Primo9teen’ Baloyi, Moghelingz, Samurai Farai, Ryan Brussow, Sinovuyo Mondliwa, and Jax Amahle are some of the masterclass speakers with KMat, Mo Dupi, Sonto Pooe, Som Seneke, Zazboy, Legendary Crisp, and DJ Zan D making up the panellists. “Where hard work comes to play” is the theme of the first GRYND conference.
“GRYND is not just another event or talk; it is a movement,” claims Lerato Makhutla, marketing manager at Y. “GRYND aims to inspire young people to think differently, challenge existing paradigms, and embrace the power of digital knowledge to work in their favor through thought-provoking discussions, interactive workshops, and engaging activations.” Tickets for the conference are R150 each and are available via Ticketpros. This youth month is being commemorated under the subject of “accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future,” according to sport, arts, and culture minister Zizi Kodwa.