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ZAA Australia relaunches

by Staff reporter
21 Sep 2023 at 14:02hrs | Views
After a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australia edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) is back for its fourth season, boasting a remarkable list of nominees across 12 carefully chosen categories.

The organizers have officially launched the online voting process, and the grand awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on November 11, 2023, at the luxurious Hilton Hotel in Sydney.

ZAA Australia's primary mission is to recognize and celebrate Zimbabwean change-makers living in the diaspora who have not only defied the odds but have also excelled in their respective fields.

In 2023, the awards are proudly sponsored by Frontier Wealth Group, a company specializing in financial planning, mortgage brokering, property investments, and a range of other initiatives aimed at creating and managing wealth.

Method Mukundu, the Country Director of ZAA Australia, expressed his enthusiasm for the return of the awards after the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He reiterated the organization's commitment to acknowledging, celebrating, and honoring outstanding contributions from individuals and organizations that continue to make a positive impact in the world.

Furthermore, he welcomed Frontier Wealth Group as a partner, emphasizing their role in fostering networking and unlocking the potential of the leading change-makers within the Zimbabwean diaspora.

Frontier Wealth Group's CEO, Stephen Mandigora, highlighted the pivotal role played by ZAA Australia in engaging the diaspora and serving as a platform for networking among Zimbabweans living abroad. He expressed his firm's commitment to inspiring and guiding individuals towards achieving financial freedom and developing wealth accumulation strategies, aligning with ZAA's vision.

Founded in 2010 by Conrad Mwanza, ZAA has expanded its network across all continents, becoming a global platform for celebrating excellence within the Zimbabwean community.

For those interested in participating, the ZAA Australia voting platform is now open at www.zimachievers.org and will remain accessible until October 22, 2023, before the Awards Dinner Gala takes place.

Shortlisted candidates for the 12 contestable categories

1. YOUNG ACHIEVER'S AWARD

    Yemurayi Choto
    Reece Mutonhori
    Tatenda Nyaruwe
    Taida Chigogora
    NIASHA (Nyasha Dzingai)
    Lynette Moyo
    Simba Zimbudzana
    Meliwethu Richard Nkomo
    Rutendo Rue Mupedzi
    Mufaro Maringe

2. SPORTS, CULTURE AND FASHION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

    Reece Mutonhori
    Meliwethu Richard Nkomo
    Cynthia Simango
    Rumbie Mutseyiwa
    Simba Machiridza

3. MEDIA PERSONALITY/MEDIA OUTLET OF THE YEAR

    Hericom Media and Marketing
    Yemurayi Choto
    Admire Maitera – The Art of Business Show
    Bigtime Media Productions

4. SOCIAL INFLUENCER AND PEOPLE'S CHOICE

    Rutendo Rue Mupedzi
    NIASHA (Nyasha Dzingai)
    Yemurayi Choto
    Tendayi Ganga
    The main cast of ABC kids film Gugu naGogo (Bernadette Whata, Rufaro Ruvimbo Ndoro and Emily Chifadza)
    Gladys Mutongoreya

5. ARTIST OF THE YEAR (MUSIC/DRAMA)

    Jossy Jovial
    Thando Sikwila
    Lynette Moyo
    Mufaro Maringe
    Lee Mabasa Ziyambi & Bazuka
    Faro Musodza
    Audius Mtawarira

6. COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

    Zii Nzira
    Ennia Jones
    The Duo of Dr Sithembiso Dube & Simba Marekera
    Simba Zimbudzana
    Olivee Zvinaiye Maboreke
    Melody Magengezha

7. COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR

    Langdentity
    Splash of Colour Swimming
    Australia Zimbabwe Business Council (AZBC)
    Born to Shine Organisation – Tendayi Ganga
    Ladies Of Zimbabwe In Australia (LOZA)
    ZIMAA NSW

8. START-UP/INNOVATOR/ENTREPRENUER OF THE YEAR

    Ronald Mpofu
    Prosper Taruvinga
    Farisai Chatiza Marimbe
    Adrian Mtungwazi
    Lucky Ngoshi

9. BUSINESS ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR

    Eagle life
    Prodigy Health Solutions
    Msisa Property
    Nzenza Legal and Migration Services
    In 4 Care Disability Services

10. MENTAL AND EVERYDAY WELLBEING ADVOCACY AND SERVICE AWARD

    Dune Health and Well-being
    Taida Chigogoma
    Starz Health Pty Ltd
    Tarisai Shinya

11. DISABILITY ADVOCACY AND SERVICE AWARD

    Care Metaz Global
    Phil Terry Healthcare
    Endow Support and Consulting
    In 4 Care Disability Services
    Starz Health Pty Ltd

12. PHILANTROPIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

    Pastor Tapiwa Mutseriwa
    Gladys Maseko
    Pastor Innocent Shone
    Gladys Mutongoreya
    Tendai Ganga
    Taida Chigogora


Source - zimlive