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ZimAchievers Awards South Africa announces 2019 Nominees, partners

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Those sending to Zimbabwe can enjoy the privilege of a promotion using the code ZAAFREE and the cash can be withdrawn from over 240 cash collection points including Steward bank, CBZ, GetBucks, NetOne shops and BancABC among other centres found on worldremit.com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

CCG Systems

Ritual Gym

Mzansi Bus Services

Pineapple Insurance

Taal-Net Group

FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR

Themby Titsha

Norah Spie

Dr Muriel Chinoda

Tendai Nyakudya- Eden all natural Foods

Shaleen Nullens

MALE ENTREPRENUER

Walter Muwadi

Ndabezinhle Junior Ngulube

Tim Albone

Takunda Bhima

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 

Cynthia Mapaure Pongweni

Abisha Tembo

Patience Gumbo-Chimbetete

Mr Thamsanqa N. Ncube

Otillia Anna Sibanda Maunganidze

MEDIA AND ARTS SECTION

SIMBA MHERE MEDIA PERSONALITY

Tino Chinyani

Mbo Mahocs

Simba Gozo

Lorraine Sibanda

Melisa Laung

MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Mkhululi Bhebhe

Berita

Bekezela

Hilzy

Martin

Ndolwane Super Sounds

MEDIA PRODUCTION PRACTITIONER

Petronella Tasara

Tendai Nyeke

Monalisa Chisango

Bruce Hloniphani Nkomo

Kudi Maradzika

AUTHOR/WRITER OF THE YEAR

Thulisile Mashazi-Poet

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 

SPORTS PERSONALITY

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

Hope Warriors

COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Pastor Paul Nyamuda

Patrick Mashanda

Delphino Machikicho

Gathel Moyo

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Loraine Sibanda

Lisa Campos

Batsirai Masvinge

Honest Masiya

Leroy Gopal

PEO        PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Melisa Laung

Mbo Mahocs

Tino Chinyani

Paul Nyamunda

Lisa Campos

YOUNG ACHIEVER

  1. Collins Saguru-African prize for Engineering
  2. Kuda Chingono- VP Rhodes University SRC
  3. Christine Tinotenda Mudzingwa –Top Matric Student Gauteng
  4. Farai Mubaiwa- Africa Matters, Activist and Change Maker
  5. 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