Got some skills? Bangene!

We know you’re cool & not like everyone else. You’re you! Toughees believes it’s time to express yourself, express the talents that make you, you. It’s your time to shine! Bangene, because there’s no time like the present!

Toughees gives you the confidence to follow your dreams and the stepping stone to reach them. By entering the Toughees Bangene competition, we are giving you the chance to enroll into The President’s Award.

This is an opportunity to be mentored by inspirational Award Leaders and hone your skills for a minimum of 6 months. After this you will receive a Bronze certificate, valued at more than R2000, sponsored by Toughees and signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Duke of Edinburgh.

How epic is that?


  1. Follow the link to enter.
  2. Record a video or write a short story telling us about your passion, the skill you want to develop and why you should be enrolled in The President’s Award.
  3. Upload this to the Toughees Bangene competition page. Videos need to be no more than 25mb and written stories no more than 200 words.
  4. You can also send your entry via Whatsapp on 0649819784.
  5. Bangene!

What are you waiting for? Bangene, it’s your time!


1 Basic Info
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3 Terms and Conditions
  • You or your guardian
  • Please enter a value between 14 and 24.
    Open to South African residents only


The President’s Award was introduced to South Africa in 1983 and relaunched in 1994 by President Nelson Mandela who was passionate about education. Together with the Duke of Edinburgh this programme aims to help children and young adults become well-rounded individuals.

Since its inception, The President’s Award has become the most successful youth empowerment programme offering young people a range of opportunities to help them unlock their potential. It encourages young people to learn new skills, get physically active, volunteer within their communities and discover a sense of adventure outside the classroom. They are able to develop their own bespoke programmes that they choose from a wide variety of different activities.

Young people who participate in The President’s Award learn to be responsible and driven individuals who ambitiously follow their dreams.

“I have become more independent ,wiser and confident.”

The President Award participant


Winners of the Toughees Bangene competition will be enrolled into the Bronze certificate programme, which is the initial stage of the President Award. There are four courses that participants need to complete before obtaining a certificate.

They are:

Service: At least 24 hours of community development over 3 months

Skills: Select an activity you’re passionate about, e.g. photography, debating and show regular effort and improvement over 3 months.

Physical Recreation: Select an activity you’re passionate about, e.g. soccer, dancing and show regular effort and improvement over 3 months.

Adventurous Journey: Undertake an adventure journey for 2 days with planned expeditions per day.

Once you have recorded your activities and compiled them in a Portfolio of Evidence within 6 months, you will be awarded with a Bronze President’s Award, to the value of R2535.

Don’t forget, Toughees and your mentor are there to help you every step of the way!

Are you ready to develop your skills and Bangene?

Enter now!

Do you know someone with talents they need to express who could benefit from this programme?

Share the competition with them now!

Bangene with Toughees!