The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards committee announced an exciting list of nominees for the upcoming prestigious ZAA gala dinner to be held on November 7 at The Hyatt in Rosebank.
The nominees’ announcement event was held at The Zimbabwe Embassy in Pretoria on Friday night and invited guests included Metro FM award winning artist Berita Khumalo who was nominated for the Music Artist of the year award for the second year. Highlights of the evening included a hilarious comedy skit from renowned actor Leroy Gopal who was also the Master of Ceremony.
The Zimbabwean Ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Isaac Moyo through the Consular General Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro gave a hearty message to the evenings guests in his vote of thanks.
MoneyGram Senior Marketing Manager for South and East Africa, Gabriel Wilson quoted Abraham Lincoln ‘”Any nation that does not honour its heroes will not endure.” For MoneyGram our association with the Zimbabwe Achievers is our token of support to the rewards of core values of hard work, resilience, dedication and triumph over adversity; values without which no nation can endure. ZAA is a noble cause and we would like to applaud not just the organizers for this initiative but also the Zimbabwean mission in South Africa for supporting this drive.’
The chief executive of the Zim Achievers Awards SA, Richard Moyo, said in his speech, “the awards are not just about outstanding Zimbabweans who have flown the country’s flag high in South Africa but are a celebration of the African migration story that has affected millions across the continent.”
The red carpet initiative seeks to celebrate the exceptional achievements of Zimbabweans living in South Africa, who are making positive contributions in their adopted country and beyond.
THE 2015 NOMINEES ARE:
Business of the year
Black Elephant Vintners
Moonlight Provident and Associations
Professional of the year
Brian Kudakwashe Sango
Female Entrepreneur of the year
Male Entrepreneur of the year
Community Champion of the year
Memory N Chaputsa
Community Organisation of the Year
Youth Village Zimbabwe
SAWIMA – Southern African Women’s Institute for Migration Affairs
Deaf Hands at Work
Academic Excellence of the year
Professor Vusumuzi Sibanda
Professor Edward Chikuni
Professor Davie Mutasa
Dr Tendai Mhizha
Timothy David Noakes
Sports Personality of the year
Simba Mhere Media Personality of the year
MusicArtist/Group of the Year
Personality of the year
Ngugi Velly Vere
Grace Ashley (b. Maureen Dangarembizi)
People’s Choice Award
Voting is now open to the public and will end on the 11th of October 2015. The public can vote on each of the listed categories above:
Kindly visit www.zimachievers.co.za to Vote.
Young Achiever of the year
Noreen Melisana Mubaiwa