Zim Achievers to heat up Jozi

         by Patience Rusere                                                

March 6 2019 – ALL roads lead to Joburg’s Sandton for the 5th edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Award SA, with organisers promising a “bigger” and “better” event to honour Zimbabweans in SA who have excelled in their fields and have helped raise the country’s flag in Mzansi.

“ 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, ” says ZAA chairman and founder Conrad Mwanza.

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 Those sending to Zimbabwe can enjoy the privilege of a promotion using the code ZAAFREE and the cash can be withdrawn from over 240 cash collection points including Steward bank, CBZ, GetBucks, NetOne shops and BancABC among other centres found on worldwide.

Besides hailing his organisation’s partnership with WorldRemit and Zororo Phumulani, Mwanza congratualated he nominees and expressed his gratitude to everyone who has help Zimbabweans in SA be celebrated.

Zororo Phumulani funeral plan services are the headline sponsors for the South African edition after sealing a 3 year sponsorship deal with ZAA. The funeral services firm also offers financial services and has a low cost funeral scheme and offers a body repatriation service for those pass away in South Africa.

The awards are in their 5th year of running in South Africa and are also held in the UK, USA, Australia, 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.

The awards gala sees many people of diverse backgrounds attend and 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, Honorable 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.

Here is the full list of the nominees:

Business and Professional Section

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  1. CCG Systems
  2. Ritual Gym
  3. Mzansi Bus Services
  4. Pineapple Insurance
  5. Taal-Net Group

FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR

  1. Themby Titsha
  2. Norah Spie
  3. Dr Muriel Chinoda
  4. Tendai Nyakudya- Eden all natural Foods
  5. Shaleen Nullens



MALE ENTREPRENUER

  1. Walter Muwadi
  2. Ndabezinhle Junior Ngulube
  3. Tim Albone
  4. Takunda Bhima



PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 

  1. Cynthia Mapaure Pongweni
  2. Abisha Tembo
  3. Patience Gumbo-Chimbetete
  4. Mr Thamsanqa N. Ncube
  5. Otillia Anna Sibanda Maunganidze

MEDIA AND ARTS SECTION



SIMBA MHERE MEDIA PERSONALITY

  1. Tino Chinyani
  2. Mbo Mahocs
  3. Simba Gozo
  4. Lorraine Sibanda
  5. Melisa Laung

MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Mkhululi Bhebhe
  2. Berita
  3. Bekezela
  4. Hilzy
  5. Martin
  6. Ndolwane Super Sounds

MEDIA PRODUCTION PRACTITIONER

  1. Petronella Tasara
  2. Tendai Nyeke
  3. Monalisa Chisango
  4. Bruce Hloniphani Nkomo
  5. Kudi Maradzika

AUTHOR/WRITER OF THE YEAR

  1. Thulisile Mashazi-Poet
  2. Sue Nyathi- Gold Digger
  3. Nomakhosazana Ndlovu-The Millennial Woman
  4. Sphetheni Ncube – Ngoneni
  5. Ronald Muringai-Excellence or Nothing

COMMUNITY, SPORTS AND CULTURE

The Peter Ndlovu SA Based Footballer of the year Award:

  1. Khama Billiat- Kaizer Chief Football Club
  2. Kudakwashe Mahachi –Orlando Pirates Football Club
  3. Nyasha Munetsi- Orlando Pirates Football Club
  4. Talent Chawapiwa –Amazulu Football Club
  5. Tapuwa Kapini-Highlands Park Football Club

SPORTS PERSONALITY

  1. Tapiwa Mafura- Cheetahs Rugby
  2. Kaitano Tembo- Supersport FC Coach
  3. Themba Gorimbo- MMA Fighter
  4. Stephen Bhasera- Golden Lions Rugby

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR

  1. Ambassadors for Change
  2. Maumbe Youth Development
  3. Hope Warriors

COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

  1. Pastor Paul Nyamuda
  2. Patrick Mashanda
  3. Delphino Machikicho
  4. Gathel Moyo

    PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
  5. Loraine Sibanda
  6. Lisa Campos
  7. Batsirai Masvinge
  8. Honest Masiya
  9. Leroy Gopal
  10. PEO        PEOPLE’S CHOICE
  11. Melisa Laung
  12. Mbo Mahocs
  13. Tino Chinyani
  14. Paul Nyamunda
  15. 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



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