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Zimbabwe Achievers SA nominees out

14/09/2014 00:00:00
by South Africa Correspondent
Media personality of the year nominee ... Vimbai Mutinhiri

NOMINEES for the Moneygram Zimbabwe Achievers Awards South Africa (ZAA.SA) were announced in Johannesburg on Thursday night.

The chief executive of the Zim Achievers Awards SA, Richard Moyo, told NewZimbabwe.com the awards are meant to thank outstanding Zimbabweans who have flown the country’s flag high in South Africa.

Among the nominees are academics Prof Tawana Khuhe, sports personality Willard Katsande and community activist Janet Mnakamwe.

Moyo said the awards had received an overwhelming response from Zimbabweans based in South Africa.

“We had overwhelming support from Zimbabweans during the nomination process and we would like to thank them for that. We would like to honour those who despite the challenges in a foreign land continue to excel in their fields,” he said.

The Zim Achievers Awards will be held in Johannesburg’s Gallagher Estate on November 8, 2014.

The chairperson of the awards’ adjudication committee, Zeb Manatse, said Zimbabweans in South Africa only attracted coverage in the media when they are involved in negative things such as theft, rape or robberies.

“We are recognising those who have extended beyond their limits to do Zimbabwe proud,” he said.

“We want to showcase how Zimbabweans have made positive contributions in South Africa whether towards the Zimbabwean community or even by paying taxes in South Africa.

“We will continue to celebrate and be proud of being Zimbabweans.”

He said they had initially received about 300 nominees but had streamlined the number to 60 for the 15 categories.

MoneyGram Zimbabwe Achievers Awards South Africa Nominees:

Business of the year Nominees
  • Mail & Guardian
  • Rand Clinic
  • Kings and Queens
  • JM Busha (Alternative Investments)
  • Pioneer Transport
Female Entrepreneur of the year
  • Dr Samukeliso Dube-Molokela
  • Danai Magugumela
  • Mrs Regina Mlisa
  • Josephine Kanengoni
  • Nokuthula Ngulube
Male Entrepreneur of The year
  • Tapiwa Njikizana
  • David Tayler
  • Mr Michael Stevenson
  • Peter Moyo
  • Efious Mugwagwa
Professional of The Year
  • Simon Chikumbu
  • Geoffrey Masuta
  • Dr Eton Bvuma
  • Mati Nyazema
  • Sakhile Ndlovu
Community Organization of the year
  • Zim Catholics SA
  • Deaf Hands at Work
  • Make Africa Green
  • P-stem Foundation
  • Catholic Transit Shelter ( Shelter from hell)

Community Champion of the year


  • Andrew Chidondo
  • Rudo Kwaramba
  • Sister Rudo Garedondo
  • Janet Munakamwe
  • Dillion Phiri


Music Artist/ Group of the year
  • Berita Khumalo
  • Buffalo Souljah
  • The Zealots (Cape Town based Zim Band)
  • Nadia Nakai
  • Mkhululi Bhebhe
Sports Personality of the year
  • Guy Cronje
  • Tapuwa Kapini (Amazulu)
  • Willard Katsande (Kaizer chiefs)
  • Tendai “Beast”  Mtawarira
  • Kingston Nkatha (Kaizer chiefs)
Media Personality of the year.
  • Mpumelelo Mbangwa
  • George Munetsi
  • Vimbai Mutinhiri
  • Tony Ndoro
  • Simba Mhere

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