Nominees of the first inaugural SA Heroes Awards have been selected.
South Africans are voting for their heroes through sms. The awards
recognise and celebrate unsung heroes.
“These awards seek to celebrate ordinary South Africans who are doing
extra-ordinary things to uplift their communities”, said Amanda
Matshaka, SA Positive News founder and Anointed Media Managing Director.
“We are celebrating people who go out of their way to make a difference
in their communities. These are unsung heroes; they take care of
orphans, they train and mentor young people, they help the poor, the
elderly and the vulnerable”, she said.
The SAHAs have five categories; Youth -uplifting young people through
various programmes, Business – offering assistance to start-ups/small
businesses to help them succeed, Specialized Care – people who take care
of vulnerable groups like orphans, disabled persons, abused people,
widows, homeless, etc., Community service – voluntary community work in
different NGOs to benefit fellow community members; e.g. community
policing forums and Community Health – health centres initiated and run
by community members.
Finalists were selected by people who are beneficiaries or know of the
selfless acts of service offered by these individuals. Voting closes on
20 April, 2019, with the award ceremony taking place at Uncle Tom’s
Community Hall in Orlando, Soweto on April 27th – Freedom Day.
“The evening will see a celebration of our heroes not only through
receiving awards but also through song with a line-up that includes
gospel sensation Puleng March, Melo, Amstel, maskandi singer Mude Mude,
hip-hop singer APS D and many more”, said Amanda.
By Ziyanda Yono
Original Source: SA positive news