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Trevor Noah named South African of the Year

Noah generated the most votes in a social media poll on Monday.

FILE: Trevor Noah. Picture: Byron L Keulemans/GQ South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Comedian Trevor Noah has collected another accolade as Jan Braai's South African of the Year.

Noah generated the most votes in a social media poll on Monday against four other individuals who have achieved global recognition in their particular field of work.

AB De Villiers, Wayde Van Niekerk and the MTN-Qhubeka cycle team were mentioned for their sport successes.

The official 2015 South African of the Year is @Trevornoah. Congratulations! More info http://t.co/AS0JItxncZ pic.twitter.com/yt3ED0R6iE

Noah who will make his debut as a the host of the Daily Show on Monday is the first recipient of the award.

Earlier this year, MTV Africa honoured the comedian with the 'Personality of the Year' award.

While he is expected to hold a press conference on Friday, viewers have been given a sneak preview of what to expect.

American comic Kevin Hart will make an appearance on the show.

Check out the #DailyShow's first week guests: a presidential candidate, musician, entrepreneur, and superstar comic. pic.twitter.com/t7tMZKgLCe

I couldn't be more excited 2 sit down with @TrevorNoah on @Dailyshow on Monday the 28th. Looking forward to a fun conversation man #Congrats