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Vote for Herman Mashaba and Imtiaz Sooliman in the 2015 ANN7 South African of the Year (SATY) Awards

Black Like YouImtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the GiversIs Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, your South African of the Year? Is Herman Mashaba, founder of Black like Me and co-author of Black Like You, your Business Leader of the Year?

If your answer is yes to one or both of these questions, make sure to cast your vote in the 2015 ANN7 South African of the Year (SATY) Awards.

My Newsroom reports that voting is now open and has shared a list of nominees for each category, as well as their participant numbers.

To vote for Mashaba as the Business Leader of the Year, SMS BIZS plus the number 2 to 43043 or email BIZS plus 2 to satyvoting@ann7.com.

To vote for Sooliman, the subject of Shafiq Morton’s book Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All, as the South African of the Year, SMS SATY plus the number 4 to 43043 or email SATY plus 4 to satyvoting@ann7.com.

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Send more SMSs to make your favourite nominee a WINNER. No limitations on SMS votings.

Each SMS costs only R1.50. T&C apply. All entries must be submitted via SMS, EMAIL or online only.

Who can enter?

SATY awards are open to the public, all agencies, non-profit organisations, professionals, publicists, managers and public affairs firms. All award categories relate to work executed in SA.

You can also vote online by visiting the ANN7 website at www.ann7.com/saty/nominees.

Follow ANN7 on Facebook or Twitter for more updates on the awards. The event will take place on 17 October and the hashtag is #SATY2015.

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Herman Mashaba Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the Olivier Empowerment Awards 2015

 
Black Like YouHerman Mashaba has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Olivier Empowerment Awards 2015.

The Black Like You author and founder of Black Like Me was awarded by South Africa’s premier awards for leadership and innovation in empowerment and transformation for his invaluable contribution to entrepreneurship and innovation in South Africa.

The Olivier Empowerment Awards were hosted by Topco Media and took place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 23 April 2015. The awards aim to celebrate outstanding leaders across various sectors in the country.

Mashaba’s life story has been captured in his book, Black Like You, in which he tells of his humble beginnings, his incredible work ethic and his rise to success.

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Imtiaz Sooliman Honoured with Social Responsibility Award at the Inaugural Ubuntu Awards

President Jacob Zuma attends Inaugural Ubuntu Awards, 14 Feb 2015

 
Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the GiversImtiaz Sooliman has been honoured for his contribution to enhancing the South African brand both locally and abroad.

The Gift of the Givers founder, and topic of Shafiq Morton’s book Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All, received the Social Responsibility Award from President Jacob Zuma during the Inaugural Ubuntu Awards at the Cape Town International Convention Centre earlier this month.

These awards were established to recognise South African industry leaders and eminent persons for their contribution to promoting South Africa’s national interests and values across the world. Other recipients included swimmer and author of Unbelievable, Chad le Clos (UbuntuSport Diplomacy Award); singers Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and Yvonne Chaka-Chaka (UbuntuCultural Diplomacy Award) and South Africa’s first High Commissioner to Canada, Billy Modise (UbuntuLifetime Achiever Award).

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Several individuals and organisations were honoured for their contribution to enhancing Brand South Africa locally and abroad.

The President said their contributions were well deserved.

“It is [fitting] that we applaud the successes of distinguished men and women in enhancing and promoting the image of South Africa abroad.

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Cathy Marston Wins Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s International Educator of the Year Award

Cathy Marsten, author of Love Your Wine, wins the WSET Educator of the Year

 
Love Your WineAlert! Cathy Marston, author of Love Your Wine: Get to grips with what you are drinking, was awarded the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s International Educator of the Year Award at London’s historic Guildhall.

The award is the highest honour available in the world of wine education, and acknowledges Marston’s “contribution to promoting WSET within South Africa and for achieving excellent results”.

Marston said: “I am so proud to be receiving this award today. It’s a testament to the last few years’ hard work by me, my team of amazing lecturers and all the hours studying put in my students.

“Jancis Robinson MW said on her recent visit to SA, ‘The increase in WSET students is a testament to a global increase in interest about wine.’ and as people become more interested, so we are seeing more demand for a global education to meet these needs. I am very grateful to all the fabulous wineries, hotels, restaurants, retailers and more who have supported us over the years and hope that this endorsement will encourage others to try a WSET course and find out how why these really are the best wine courses you can do.”

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is the largest wine education provider in the world, operating in 63 countries and 19 languages. Over 600 educators and programme providers worldwide were up for the award.

Congratulations to Marston!

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South African Wine Educator wins Highly-prized International Award

Cathy Marston from South Africa’s International Wine Education Centre (IWEC) has been named Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s International Educator of the Year. The WSET Educator of the Year award is the highest honour available in the world of wine education and is highly coveted by the more than 600 educators and programme providers worldwide. The award was given to the Cathy for her contribution to promoting WSET within South Africa and for achieving excellent results. Ian Harris, Chief Executive of WSET praised Cathy for her hard work and dedication introducing WSET to a new country where the qualifications were unknown. Her excellent use of social media to spread the WSET message and to promote her courses was also commented upon and mention was also made of her efforts to spread WSET outside South Africa into the rest of the continent.

Cathy was at the award-ceremony last night to collect the award, a Riedel decanter, from WSET’s President, Gerard Bassset OBE MS MW MBA. She says “I am so proud to be receiving this award today. It’s a testament to the last few years’ hard work by me, my team of amazing lecturers and all the hours studying put in my students. Jancis Robinson MW said on her recent visit to SA, ‘The increase in WSET students is a testament to a global increase in interest about wine.’ and as people become more interested, so we are seeing more demand for a global education to meet these needs. I am very grateful to all the fabulous wineries, hotels, restaurants, retailers and more who have supported us over the years and hope that this endorsement will encourage others to try a WSET course and find out how why these really are the best wine courses you can do.”

The announcement was made at the annual awards ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall on Monday night. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the largest wine education provider in the world, operating in 63 countries via a network of more than 600 approved education programme providers. In the last 12 months alone, more than 56,000 people sat a WSET exam in one of 19 different languages.

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Jonathan Jansen Awarded a ASSAf Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievements in Scientific Thinking

How to Fix South Africa's SchoolsKnowledge in the BloodJonathan Jansen, co-author of How to Fix South Africa’s Schools: Lessons from Schools that Work and author of Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting race and the apartheid past, has been awarded a Science-for-Society gold medals from the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

The award was bestowed on Jansen for the impact of the research presented in his books How to Fix South Africa’s Schools and Knowledge in the Blood. He was one of two recipients this year, the other being Quarraisha Abdool Karim, who was given the award for her innovative research on HIV/Aids.

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[Jansen's] new book, ‘Schools that Work’, uses video documentaries to capture what happened inside disadvantaged schools that nonetheless produced the best results in physical science and mathematics in South Africa.

In 2013, he was awarded the Education Africa Lifetime Achiever Award, in New York, and the Spendlove Award from the University of California for his contributions to tolerance, democracy and human rights.

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Jonathan Jansen to Receive the 2014 British Academy Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding

 
How to Fix South Africa's SchoolsWe Need to ActJonathan Jansen, author of How to Fix South Africa’s Schools and We Need to Act, will be receiving the 2014 British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding, after presenting a public lecture entitled “From Intimacy to Nearness: Creating Common Identity in Post Apartheid South Africa” in London.

Jansen is the rector of the University of the Free State, where he has earned a formidable reputation for transformation and for a deep commitment to reconciliation in communities living with the heritage of apartheid. During the lecture, hosted by the British Academy, he will be sharing insights from his experiences working in South Africa’s education system.

This award recognises Jansen’s outstanding academic achievement in transcultural understanding and is designed to illustrate the interconnected nature of cultures and civilizations. This is the second time it will be awarded.

The British Academy will be hosting a talk entitled: “From Intimacy to Nearness: Creating Common Identity in Post Apartheid South Africa”

20 years on from the end of legal apartheid in South Africa, entrenched values have continued to influence the knowledge and identities acquired by subsequent generations. How have apartheid values managed to coexist with integration? What have been the consequences of this and how can we change these attitudes? Can these lessons and policies work outside of the South African context?

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Jonathan Jansen Receives the Chivas Humanitarian Award at the Absa Jewish Achievers Awards 2014

How to Fix South Africa's SchoolsJonathan Jansen, co-author of How to Fix South Africa’s Schools, won the Chivas Humanitarian Award at this year’s Absa Achievers Awards.

The South African Jewish Report liveblogged the awards as musician Johnny Clegg, a previous winner of the award which is made in honour of the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, announced that Jansen had won.

Jansen is the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, and was honoured for his positive leadership at the university and for playing a role in the transformation of education throughout the country.

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This one you get before the audience…. Johnny Clegg, a past winner, announces the winner of the Chivas Humanitarian Award in honour of late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris – Professor Jonathan Jansen

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Few people have had the positive societal impact in recent South African history as Professor Jonathan David Jansen. He is an internationally renowned education academic and a leading intellectual expert. He has a solid academic grounding, is a captivating speaker, a best-selling author and a master story teller. His insightful and forthright comments on education and societal issues as a speaker and columnist are the stuff of legends. Jansen, in short, calls it as he sees it – and he sees through the eyes of a free thinker. He is, indeed, a most worthy Chivas Humanitarian Award winner.

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Jan Braai’s Red Hot Named One of Top Three Barbecue Books at Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Red HotJan Braai’s latest cookbook, Red Hot, has been named one of the top three Barbeque Books at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Beijing.

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The South African braai is taking over the world. Jan Braai’s book, Red Hot, was named one of the top 3 Barbecue Books in the world at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Beijing last week. This news comes after in December 2013 Gourmand announced that it had judged Jan Braai’s book the best barbecue book in South Africa.

The award will not come as a surprise to South Africans who know that there is no one who knows more about cooking on a fire than the originator of the National Braai Day initiative in South Africa. This official acknowledgement comes on the back of strong local and international sales in Europe and the United States of both Fireworks (Jan’s first book) and Red Hot (his second). The encyclopedia of braai, as many call it, has also been translated into foreign languages, the Czech edition of Fireworks, entitled Jan Braai – Grilovani selling like fillet steak on special in that country.

Jan Braai, otherwise known as Jan Scannell, is host of the TV show Jan Braai vir Erfenis on kykNET and the author of two authoritative books on the art of cooking on a fire – Fireworks (and in Afrikaans Vuurwerke) and Red Hot (Vuurwarm). Having braaied across the world from New York, London, Sydney and Dublin, Jan Braai’s most recent international braai outreach tour took him to the ancient city of Istanbul to braai shish kebabs in the world heritage site on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait. In the build up to National Braai Day 2014 expect to see Jan braaing in more exotic locations around South Africa and the world!

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