Department of Home Affairs

MKHAYA MIGRANTS AWARDS 2016

To nominate go to www.mkhayaawards.co.za

Call for nominations is now open in the following six categories

ARTS AND CULTURE

Honours an individual who has made contribution in the area of Arts and Culture in South Africa, promoting unity, tolerance, integration, and inspires progressive dialogue that enhances social cohesion.

BUSINESS

Celebrates an individual whose business is aligned to the South African National Development Plan and encompasses the key focus areas of economic development and job creation.

CIVIL SOCIETY/NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION

Recognises an individual who works in civil society to advance the development of fellow migrants, thus contributing to a united and developmental South Africa.

SPORT

Celebrates an individual who has used their role in sports to unify communities and contribute to nation building.

OR TAMBO

Honours the prominent role of a distinguished South African working beyond the borders of the country to provide aid in areas of need or strife, and who embodies the spirit of Ubuntu.

MOST INTEGRATED COMMUNITY

Recognises communities or individuals who demonstrate the spirit of Ubuntu towards

migrants and foreign nationals by promoting tolerance, integration, unity and social cohesion.

WINNERS

The six winners will be announced during a recognition ceremony on Sunday, 11 December 2016 in Johannesburg. Each of the six category winners will nominate a charity of their choice to receive a cash prize as part of building an integrated,unified and caring South African society.

CLOSING DATE

Nominations close on Friday, 25 November 2016 and the winners will be selected by an esteemed adjudication panel thereafter.

The annual Mkhaya Migrants Awards celebrate the benefit of migration by honouring individuals and companies who contribute to South Africa and Africa’s development

For more information contact the Home Affairs Contact Centre on 0800 60 11 90

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