17 June 2019

The nominees for the inaugural Sebenza Women’s Awards have been announced. The awards recognizes and celebrates women who are excelling in their fields and are flying the KwaZulu-Natal flag high.

Winners in all the categories will be voted for by the public. People can SMS a name of their favourate nominee and category to 44344. Standard SMS rates apply. Voting closes on the 30th of July.

Commenting on the announcement, the organizer of the awards Kini Shandu says he is very happy with how the awards have been received by the public and various stakeholder since they were launched. “The reception has been great. From the submissions we received from the public for nominations to the support that our partners have given us, it all gives us confidence that we will have the successful awards show. Looking at the profile of the nominees, its women from various walks of life who have found greatness in their various spaces, and whose stories are very inspirational. That is very encouraging because one of the key objectives for Sebenza Women’s Awards is to inspire the next generation,” says Shandu.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on the 9th of August, which is the Women’s Day. They will take place at Umfolozi Casino at Empangeni, with red carpet starting at 18h00 and awards ceremony starting at 19h00.

There will be limited tickets available for sale at TicketPro from the 1st of July at R250 and R350.

Sebenza Women’s Awards are supported by uMhlathuze Local Municipality, Brand SA, MidBay, Isolezwe, Khula Website Design and Big Eye Holdings.