SA Heroes Awards introduces ambassador, opens 2021 nominations

SA Heroes Awards Ambassador Zoleka Monta during her inauguration on Saturday held at the Book Circle Capital in Melville

“These awards recognise the work done by community heroes in bettering their people…”

The South African Heroes Awards (SAHAs) on Saturday unveiled its first ever Ambassador, a youth activist and SAHAs 2020 finalist, Zoleka Monta.

The awards which are in their 3rd year were launched in 2019 with the aim to celebrate unsung heroes. “These awards recognise the work done by community heroes in bettering their people. It’s a token of appreciation for people who are doing amazing things and an expression that says we see you, we appreciate your work”, said awards founder, Amanda Matshaka.

On her appointment as the first SA Heroes Awards Ambassador, Zoleka Monta said: “When I got the call and asked to be an ambassador for the awards, I was pleasantly surprised and it was an honour for me to be recognised by a brand that celebrates ordinary South Africans who are doing extra-ordinary things.

Next month Monta will be launching her foundation – the Zoleka Monta Foundation which will be focusing on children. “I felt that if I really want to make change I have to start with children”.

“I can’t influence adults’ minds at this point but I can always influence the next generation to do better”, added Monta.

SA Heroes Awards also announced the opening of nominations for 2021, the 3rd instalment of the awards #SAHA3. A new category has been added this year, the Rural Development category. Other categories are Community Service, Women Empowerment, Youth Empowerment, Specialised Care, Community Health and Business Empowerment.

To nominate yourself or your community hero, visit and submit your entry on the CONTACT form or email your entries to or

The awards are brought to you by Kingdom Helpers of Africa, a non-profit company in association with SA Positive News and sponsored by Mohlalefi Engineering. Media partners are Anointed Media, Mosetsa Media and Elev8 Africa.

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