The 2nd annual South African Heroes Awards will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Awards were meant to take place on Mandela Day, July 18, 2020 at the historic Apartheid Museum in the south of Johannesburg. SA Heroes will now be recognized at a virtual award ceremony on the same historic day.
An initiative of SA Positive News; these awards recognize community heroes who give of their time and resource to uplift communities in the following categories: Community Service, Community Health, Women Empowerment, Youth Empowerment, Business Empowerment and Specialized Care.
“These awards celebrate ordinary South Africans who are doing extra ordinary things to uplift their communities. Participants (nominees) are chosen from communities by those who benefit from the services rendered by these people or the participants can nominate themselves based on the work they are doing”, said SAHAs Founder & SA Positive News Founding Editor, Amanda Matshaka.
Of over 100 entries submitted, 63 finalists have been announced. These heroes depend on the votes of those that they have been selflessly, diligently serving, to emerge as winners.
“This year we’ve had over 60 finalists compared to last year’s 25, an indication of growth and couldn’t be more excited as more of our community heroes are receiving the recognition they deserve”, said Amanda.
This year’s SAHAs are sponsored by Mohlalefi Engeneering. “The annual SA Heroes Awards represent excellence. Our drive as Mohlalefi is that of passion, growth and excellence. We continuously strive for excellence in everything that we do and also encourage excellence in the broader society“, said Martin Masitise, CEO of Mohlalefi Engineering.
SA Heroes Awards is an initiative of SA Positive News in partnership with Mosetsa Media and sponsored by Mohlalefi Group.
View the virtual awards on the SA Positive News YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXR57r7BGuHyQiMspKtj6g and on www.saheroesawards.co.za