Zim Achievers Awards SA Launched

The International money transfer brand, MoneyGram announced the Inaugural MoneyGram Zimbabwe Achievers Awards South Africa. The prestigious awards ceremony will be held in November 2014.

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This event, will emulate the structure and hopefully success of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards in the United Kingdom, now in its 4th year running. The awards are an epitome of distinction in various categories that comprise of the Zimbabwean Community living in South Africa.

ZAA Chairman, Mr Conrad Mwanza stated: “The inaugural MoneyGram Zimbabwe Achievers Awards SA will be a unique opportunity for the estimated 2 million plus Zimbabweans in South Africa to celebrate their own successes. The objective of the awards is to recognize and celebrate the various individuals, companies and organizations that have kept the Zimbabwean flag flying high and have significantly contributed positively and added value to their host Country South Africa”.

Mr Mwanza also stated that South Africa should look forward to an event that is going to be a night of glitz and glamour that will see some of Zimbabwe’s best and brightest being showcased on the red carpet.

Regional Director for South and East Africa at MoneyGram, Mr Anton Luttig stated that MoneyGram is proud to be the headline sponsor of the inaugural MoneyGram Zimbabwe Achievers Awards SA event. “Zimbabwe is one of our key corridors and being able to identify and recognise the success of Zimbabwean Nationals gives us great Joy as a company. Our strategic partnership with ZAA is one that we value and look to grow into the future as we continue to provide affordable and reliable money transfer services to the Zimbabwean community in South Africa and across the world. We anticipate a successful awards ceremony in November and look forward to celebrating the inaugural top achievers.”

 The MoneyGram Zimbabwe Achievers Awards _South Africa categories are as follows:


  1. Business of the year
  2. Female Entrepreneur of the year
  3. Male Entrepreneur of the year
  4. Business Leader of the year
  5. Professional of the year


  1. Community Organization of the year
  2. Community Champion of the year

The Arts, Culture and Sports:

  1. Music Artist/ Group of the year
  2. Sports Personality of the year
  3. Media Personality of the year
  4. Entertainment Personality of the year

Special Category:

  1. Lifetime Outstanding Contribution Award
  2. Academic Excellence of the year Award
  3. People’s Choice Award
  4. Friends of Zimbabwe Award

The nominations will open on the 1st of July for 6 weeks and the community is invited to nominate fellow Zimbabweans who are pushing all boundaries through the ZAA SA Website www.zimachievers.co.za

“We look forward to giving you a night of prestige and celebration of outstanding achievement and paying homage to those who go above and beyond, whilst taking their fellow citizens with them.”

ZAA SA Presser