Zimbabwe Achievers Awards International (ZAA) has joined forces with financial services provider Zororo-Phumulani in a three year deal that will see the latter become the headline sponsor for the South African edition of the prestigious awards starting with ZAA SA 2019.
ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza expressed his delight at the partnership which came after lengthy discussions and comes at a time when nominations for the South Africa and United Kingdom edition of the awards have opened.
“We are happy to partner with Zororo who will be our main sponsors for the fourth edition for next year’s event slated for 6 April 2019,” Mwanza said.
“They have become a major player in the community and as our focus is not only recognising the achievements of Zimbabweans but, about driving community progression and engagement, we are thrilled to be working with a company that understands our vision and has people’s interests at the heart of what it does.”
Zororo-Phumulani has emerged as one of the top funeral service providers in South Africa in recent years. The company, which is powered by Doves Zimbabwe, is also an authorised financial services provider and offer affordable funeral covers as well as body repatriation services from as little as R59 per month with a range of benefits.
Zororo-Phumulani CEO, Edwin Anderson echoed the sentiments of the ZAA Chairman, highlighting their desire for a wider community engagement push and establish a stronger presence within the Zimbabwean market.
“Losing a loved one in a foreign land is not easy but what is more challenging for families is not having the means to repatriate their bodies because they do not have insurance or cover and we have seen many people being buried away from home because of that,” Anderson said.
“Our aim is to be the first port of call for our fellow Zimbabweans in South Africa and to be the source of support in their time of need, because we are stronger when we assist each other.”
The South African edition will make a glorious return to the Hilton Hotel in Sandton as the venue, which also witnessed a joint win in the Media Personality Award by Kim Jayde and Ancilar Mangena in last year’s event.
Nominations can be made at http://www.zimachievers.com/sa/nominations .
Tickets will be on sale soon and the three tier ticket campaign implemented a year ago will be used once again, with early bird tickets starting from R500 and standard tickets available for R750.
The public has also been urged to take part in the nomination process by putting forward candidates who have excelled in the past year.
“The public are key to this process. Their role in helping us recognise and reward Zimbabweans doing remarkable things in various industries is significant and we urge them to participate and help us uncover hidden talent in our community,” said Conrad Mwanza.
The UK edition has also opened nominations and will take place a month later after ZAA SA in May.
The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards has been running for nine years overall and continue to grow from strength to strength in recognising and rewarding outstanding contributions with shows in four countries including the flagship UK, USA and Australia with Canada set to join the fold next year, with an announcement set for June.
The awards highlight the success and achievements of Zimbabweans and bring together business leaders and innovators from all sectors to celebrate, empower and network.