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 ceremony.
Sponsored by WorldRemit, aLondon-based Fintech Company, has been part of all four chapters this year.
ZAA International Chairman, Conrad Mwanza commended 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,” he said.
“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.
Meanwhile, voting for this year’s group of nominees is now open and will close on 21 November
The event will take place on Saturday 24 November 2018 at the Marriott hotel in Melbourne.
Tickets are on sale for $90 and can be purchased exclusively from www.zimachievers.com/aus/buy-tickets
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.
To watch the livestream of the nominee announcement, visit https://www.facebook.com/zimachievers/videos/2195410734056833/
2018 Australia Nominees
Professor Bruce Mutsvairo
Dr Jerry Parwada
Dr Stella Gwini
Business of the Year
Global Union Shipping Company
Right at Home Padstow St George
Mopane Community Health
Community Organization of the Year
The Single Mother Foundation
Nokutenda Disability Foundation Inc.
United Methodist Church VIC
Community Champion of the Year – Female
Community Champion of the Year – Male
Mr Athanas Zivave
Dr Alfred Chidembo
Nehanda Yemaya Imana
Simba Mushete and The Echoes of African music
Event of the Year
Farai’s High Tea
Tracey Nyatsanza Mupedzi
Michelle Kudakwashe Majuru
Professional of the Year
Dr David Tapfumanei Pfidz
Sports Personality of the Year
Media Personality of the Year
Dj Ras George
Sista Zai Zanda
Trend, Fashion and Design
Shayne Tinotenda Maramba
Young Achievers Award
Yummy treats unlimited by Lilian
Great Joy Maposa
Albertina Thabisani Ncube