By Tidi Kwidini
As Zimbabwe Achievers International’s global awards campaign draws to an end for 2018, the Australian edition has entered the final phase, announcing over 75 nominees for this year’s awards ceremony.
Sponsored by WorldRemit, the London based Fintech Company, has been part of all four chapters this year.
ZAA International Chairman, Conrad Mwanza applauded all the organisers in each country for a successful year, adding that Zim Achievers could only get bigger, better and stronger.
“It has been another wonderful year of recognising and celebrating the work that Zimbabweans are doing across the world and we are grateful to our global partner WorldRemit for being part of it this year.”
“Zim Achievers is a global community initiative that has progressed since 2010, where it started in the UK and it is now present in South Africa, the US and Australia, and we are putting plans in place to introduce Canada shortly.
There is still so much more to achieve and I am both humbled and proud of the various teams across the world, as well as all our partners and those who, year in and year out, support the brand. ZAA continues to thrive because of the people around it who give it life,” he added.
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Organisers announced earlier in the campaign that Mandisa Mlisa will host this year’s gala.
Australia’s Organising Director, Method Mukundu said: “This year’s awards campaign has revealed another cohort of exceptional Zimbabweans doing well in a number of sectors in Australia.”
“What is unique about Zim Achievers, is that every year we uncover hidden talent. We find out more about the individuals who are making a huge difference.
“Individuals who we would not ordinarily recognise, if it were not for the general public who help us discover them and we thank everyone who played a part this year,” he added.
The awards, which started almost a decade ago, have become a permanent fixture in four countries and have been highlighting the successes and achievements of Zimbabweans, as well as bringing together business leaders and innovators from all sectors to celebrate, empower and network.
2018 Australia Nominees
Business of the Year
Community Organization of the Year
Community Champion of the Year – Female
Community Champion of the Year – Male
Event of the Year
Professional of the Year
Sports Personality of the Year
Media Personality of the Year
Trend, Fashion and Design
Young Achievers Award
THE nomination deadline for the Australian edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards is fast approaching and the public have until October 26 to put forward candidates they feel have excelled in the last year.
ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza said that Australia has grown since its inaugural event and the calibre of candidates continues to astound him.
“Australia has a long list of Zimbabweans excelling in business, sport, the arts and music and, every year brings well deserving candidates whom we are thrilled to recognise and celebrate, and l am optimistic that this year will be no different,” he said.
Organisers of the event have also confirmed sought-after event host, Mandisa Mlisa as the compere of this year’s event.
The gala, scheduled for 24 November 2018, will be held at the luxurious Marriott Hotel in Melbourne.
“This gala dinner is the highlight of a big weekend in Melbourne for the Zimbabwean Diaspora in Australia and I am honoured to be the host of this glitzy and glamourous event.
“I expect to see a lot of beautiful and well-dressed people and we will have a great time,” said Mandisa.
Born and raised in Bulawayo, Mandisa is an astute entrepreneur with a passion for empowering others through communication and positive engagement.
Meanwhile, the shortlisted nominees will be announced on Sunday 28 October via livestream on the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards Facebook page at 6pm Melbourne time. Voting will commence and run until Wednesday 21 November.
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Meanwhile, London-based fintech Company, WorldRemit will continue as the global partner for ZAA International. They will this year headline the event which honours the achievements of Zimbabweans in Australia. The company also headlined the South African, UK and USA and editions.
The awards have become one of the most prestigious and significant events in four countries, bringing together business leaders and innovators from all sectors to celebrate the outstanding achievements of people of Zimbabwean heritage who reside in the UK, USA, South Africa and Australia.
ZAA International have also confirmed that there are plans to introduce Canada to the fold in the coming months.
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The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (Z.A.A.) is the pinnacle of celebration of talent, art, business, expression and achievement in the Zimbabwean community throughout a very broad spectrum of genres.
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