By Diaspora Correspondent
ZIMBABWE Achievers Awards South Africa (ZAA SA) have announced the nominees for the 5th Zororo Phumulani ZAA SA which will be held in in April at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.
The 2019 edition is sponsored by ZimAchievers’ global partners, WorldRemit and funeral services firm Zororo Phumulani.
This comes on the back of WorldRemit launching a new and affordable money transfer package in South Africa where users can now send money all across Africa at lower charges.
Those sending to Zimbabwe can enjoy the privilege of a promotion using the code ZAAFREE and the cash can be withdrawn from over 240 cash collection points including Steward bank, CBZ, GetBucks, NetOne shops and BancABC among other centres found on worldremit.com
The cash can be sent in real time using the WorldRemit mobile app and users can activate a tracking function to follow their transaction.
ZimAchievers founder and chairman Conrad Mwanza hailed the partnership with WorldRemit and Zororo Phumulani and extended his congratulations to the nominees and gratitude to everyone who lends supports in the quest to celebrate one another.
“The 5th edition of Zimachievers South Africa is going to be bigger and better than past editions and we are overwhelmed and humbled by the number of nominations that have been pouring in, Everyone who does something to better the community and raise the country’s flag high is a winner and we take great pleasure in honouring them,” he said.
“We also want to thank our various partners who make this a success and the continued support from all stakeholders and we look forward to seeing you all on the 6th of April in Sandton.”
Zororo Phumulani funeral plan services are the headline sponsors for the South African edition after sealing a 3-year partnership deal with ZAA.
The awards are in their 5th year of running in South Africa and have a presence in five countries including UK, USA, Australia, South Africa and Canada which was introduced this year.
Voting for the nominees commences on 20th February and will run until 28th March 2019 with the much anticipated awards night taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton on Saturday 6th April.
Tickets can be purchased online on www.zimachievers.com/sa going for R750 before the 28th of March.
Last year’s event saw Dr Oliver Mtukudzi bestowed with an honorary patronage and Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event was also graced by the Minister of Tourism Priscilla Mupfumira, Kwese CEO Joseph Hunda, Steward Bank CEO Lance Mambondiani and South Africa’s Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise among other distinguished guests.
Full list of the nominees:
Business and Professional Section
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Mzansi Bus Services
Dr Muriel Chinoda
Tendai Nyakudya- Eden all natural Foods
Ndabezinhle Junior Ngulube
PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Cynthia Mapaure Pongweni
Mr Thamsanqa N. Ncube
Otillia Anna Sibanda Maunganidze
MEDIA AND ARTS SECTION
SIMBA MHERE MEDIA PERSONALITY
MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ndolwane Super Sounds
MEDIA PRODUCTION PRACTITIONER
Bruce Hloniphani Nkomo
AUTHOR/WRITER OF THE YEAR
Sue Nyathi- Gold Digger
Nomakhosazana Ndlovu-The Millennial Woman
Sphetheni Ncube – Ngoneni
Ronald Muringai-Excellence or Nothing
COMMUNITY, SPORTS AND CULTURE
The Peter Ndlovu SA Based Footballer of the year Award:
Khama Billiat- Kaizer Chief Football Club
Kudakwashe Mahachi –Orlando Pirates Football Club
Nyasha Munetsi- Orlando Pirates Football Club
Talent Chawapiwa –Amazulu Football Club
Tapuwa Kapini-Highlands Park Football Club
Tapiwa Mafura- Cheetahs Rugby
Kaitano Tembo- Supersport FC Coach
Themba Gorimbo- MMA Fighter
Stephen Bhasera- Golden Lions Rugby
COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
Ambassadors for Change
Maumbe Youth Development
COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Pastor Paul Nyamuda
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
PEO PEOPLE’S CHOICE
- Collins Saguru-African prize for Engineering
- Kuda Chingono- VP Rhodes University SRC
- Christine Tinotenda Mudzingwa –Top Matric Student Gauteng
- Farai Mubaiwa- Africa Matters, Activist and Change Maker
- Ruvimbo Samanga-member of the United Nations Space Advisory Council at the age of 23
BUSINESS LEADER – HONORARY TO BE ANNOUNCED ON A LATER DATE
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – HONORARY TO BE ANNOUNCED ON A LATER DATE