The Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year project has over the past 16 years led the way in bringing to the fore the valuable and extraordinary work South African women do to make a difference in their communities. The Group believes the project has achieved its objectives and is currently investigating alternative CSI opportunities. The Women of the Year Awards were presented for the last time in July 2012 and the winners each received R30 000 in cash as well as R100 000 to be used for the development of their individual projects. The largest share of the 2013 Awards budget has been reallocated to the Mobile Soup Kitchen project.
Pictured here are the 2012 title winners of the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award. They are (from left to right) Ms Nyeleti Mushwana the Socio-Economic Business Developers Award, Ms Margi Biggs the Good Neighbours Against Crime Award, Ms Shéri Brynard who received the Youth Mover Award; Ms Tina Botha the Health Care-Givers Award and Ms Marisa van der Merwe received the Award in the Educators Category.
Nurturing Sustainable Impact
The Award has partnered with the Wheat Women’s Fund to ensure sustainability by assisting the winners to manage the R100 000 towards their projects.
Three finalists have been announced in each of the five categories of the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award.
The names of the judges who will select this year's Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year, have been announced.
As the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award enters its judging phase, the winners of 2011 tell of how they are utilizing the prize money received from the Shoprite Group of Companies, to enhance their work and build a better future for the people of South Africa.
Women of the Year Office
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