ABOUT THE UBUNTU AWARDS

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN DIPLOMACY

In 2015, the annual Ubuntu Awards were launched to celebrate South African citizens who play an active role in projecting a positive image of South Africa internationally. Through excellence in their chosen fields, these proud South Africans serve as global ambassadors of our nation.

The awards celebrate South African citizens, who, through their Integrity, Passion, Patriotism and Humility have raised the South African flag high on an international stage.

Ubuntu Arts and Cultural Diplomacy Award (Veteran)

A South African Non-Governmental Organisation that has projected a positive image read more..

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Ubuntu Arts and Cultural Diplomacy Award (Youth)

An individual or organization that has promoted a positive image of South African through read more..

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Ubuntu Economic Diplomacy Award (Africa)

A South African business operating in at least two (2) other countries inside of the African read more..

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Ubuntu Economic Diplomacy Award (Global)

A South African business operating in at least two (2) other countries inside of the African read more..

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Ubuntu Social Responsibility Award

A South African Non-Governmental Organisation that has projected a positive image read more..

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Ubuntu Sport Diplomacy Award

An individual or organization that has promoted a positive image of South African through read more..

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O.R. Tambo Excellence in Diplomacy Award

An individual or organization that has promoted a positive image of South African through read more..

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O. R. Tambo Lifetime Achievement Award

An individual or organization that has promoted a positive image of South African through read more..

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Ubuntu Youth Diplomacy Award

An individual, between the age of 15 and 35, who through his/her actions, activities and achievements read more..

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THE DEFINITION OF UBUNTU

‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality.

THE JUDGES

DON’T JUDGE EACH DAY BY THE HARVEST YOU REAP BUT BY THE SEEDS THAT YOU PLANT

It is used to capture the universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. Ubuntu is expressed through various human acts, clearly visible in social, political, and economic situations, as well as among family.

MS CATHERINE CONSTANTINIDES

Executive Director: Miss Earth South Africa Leadership Programme

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MS CHICHI MAPONYA

Group CEO: Maponya Group

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MS LINDIWE SANGWENI SIDDO

Divisional Director of Operations – City Lodge Hotel Group; Founder and Owner, Soweto Hotel

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MR THEBE IKALAFENG

Founder and Chairman: Brand Leadership Group

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MS ZANDI NZALO

Founder and Managing Director: Zanenza Communications

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For the work he has done when very few amongst his rank could not take the risk, the ANC has described Tambo as “the glue that held the anti-apartheid movement together. He is remembered as a patient listener with a razor-sharp intellect who employed the traditional African methods of consensus to negotiate and reach decisions.

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