The Department of International Relations and Cooperation presents the annual Ubuntu Awards 2018. The Awards aim to celebrate South Africans who display excellence and fly the country’s flag high internationally. The next Ubuntu Awards will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 in Cape Town. Now in their fourth year, the Awards are carried live on national television to a viewership of over 100 million people across the continent. 2018 marks the centenary of the first democratically elected President of South Africa, Mr Nelson Mandela. The life and times of Nelson Mandela with a specific focus on his role as peace maker and champion of human rights, are therefore the main theme of the 2018 Ubuntu Awards � Honouring Madiba: A Global Champion of Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation.
The Ubuntu Awards recognise South African citizens who embody the principles of Nelson Mandela, which include unity and internationalism. In line with this year’s theme, we will also be looking for South Africans that have actively promoted peace, human dignity and reconciliation. The nomination and voting process culminate in a glittering awards ceremony that brings together 600 guests comprised of leaders from business and civil society, all foreign Ambassadors accredited to South Africa, Cabinet ministers and celebrities.
Nominations are now open for everyone to vote for South Africans they believe are doing a stellar job of representing the country across the globe. Go to www.ubuntuawards.co.za for more information about the judges, as well as past winners and to cast a vote.
Source: Government of South Africa