16 May 2012
Nominations for the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award have closed and the organisers said that top calibre nominations were received from all over the country to name South Africa’s most outstanding women of this year.
Recognition will go to exceptional and visionary women who have achieved in their own fields with the determination and foresight to make an impact on the future of many fellow South Africans.
A panel of judges, comprising of 16 high profile South Africans, now face the challenge of selecting those women with a vision on the future and who makes our nation proud in five categories, namely: Health Care-Givers; Educators; Socio-Economic Business Developers; Good Neighbours Against Crime and Youth Movers.
Two rounds of adjudication, chaired by High Court Judge Lucy Mailula, will determine the category finalists, who will be announced on Wednesday, 04 July 2012. The winners in each category will be announced on Saturday, 21 July 2012 at a spectacular gala evening at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.
This dazzling event will be broadcast on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 on Mzansi Magic, DSTV. The programme will be re-broadcast on the following day, Women’s Day, 09 August 2012.
The 2012 Women of the Year will be awarded with individual prize money while the Shoprite group will also give R100 000 towards the further development of winners' projects.
Furthermore the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award will honour an esteemed South African whom during her or his lifetime has inspired generations.
The decision on who would be the Women of the Year is however not only up to the judging panel as the public will also able to vote for the women they deem most deserving of this accolade later in July.The public voting will account for 30% of the final score although the judges’ decision will be final. More information about how to vote will be made available on this web site in due time.
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
Tel: +27 21 980 4285 / 1570
Fax: +27 21 983 5222