2015 Zim Achievers SA awards nominees announced

2015 Zim Achievers SA awards nominees announced

NOMINEES for the 2015 Zimbabwe Achievers South Africa have been released with the winners set to be announced at a gala dinner on November 7.

The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards committee announced the nominees last Friday at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria.

According to the committee, the dinner will be held at The Hyatt in Rosebank.

On Friday night 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.

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.”

Zim Achievers Awards SA CEO, Richard Moyo, said: “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 Zim Achievers Awards are meant to celebrate the exceptional achievements of Zimbabweans living in South Africa, who are making positive contributions in their adopted country and beyond.

The nominees for  2015 are

Business of the year
• Regional Funerals
• Black Elephant Vintners
• JM Busha
• Two Mountains
• Moonlight Provident and Associations
Professional of the year
• Brian Kudakwashe Sango
• Mthokozisi Gwizi
• Phindi Nyandoro
• Brooks Mparutsa
• Bonginhlanhla Ncube
Female Entrepreneur of the year
• Bekezela Dube
• Rumbidzai Muzofa
• Nomalanga Sithole
• Nonhlanhla Matshazi
• Maud Musiyiwa

Male Entrepreneur of the year
• Barry Thal
• Isaac Chalumbira
• Daniel Gombe
• Ortneil Kutama
• Zenzo Lusenga

Community Champion of the year
• Sibonile Chimanikire
• Julius Shamu
• Thembile Tshuma
• Memory N Chaputsa
• Nkosana Moyo

Community Organisation of the Year

Youth Village Zimbabwe
Capernaum Trust
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
• Tonderai Ndoro
• Washington Arubi
• Khama Billiat
• Willard Katsande
• Tonderai Chavhanga

Simba Mhere Media Personality of the year

Melgin Tafirenyika
Joel Chabata
Tatenda Kamera
Peter Ndoro
Neil Johnson
MusicArtist/Group of the Year

Buffalo Souljah
Berita Khumalo
Nadia Nakai
Personality of the year
• Mpulelelo Mbangwa
• Ngugi Velly Vere
• Julius Shamu
• Grace Ashley (b. Maureen Dangarembizi)
• Adam Thal

People’s Choice Award
• Luthuli Dlamini
• George Munetsi
• Delani Makhalima
• James Jim
• Tsitsi Kudita

Young Achiever of the year

Noreen Melisana Mubaiwa
Darryl Nyamutsamba
Tanatswa Chiwara
Farai Lusengo
Martin Mangwiro

Voting is already open to the public and will end on the 11 October 2015 and the  public can vote on each of the listed categories  by visiting  www.zimachievers.co.za. – www.zimsinsa.com