SAHAs celebrate ordinary citizens doing extra-ordinary things


The inaugural South African Heroes Awards (SAHAs) is launching next month (October). The awards seek to celebrate unsung community heroes.


These awards seek to celebrate ordinary South Africans who are doing extra-ordinary things to uplift their communities”, said Amanda Matshaka, SA Positive News founder and Anointed Media Managing Director.


“We are celebrating people who go out of their way to make a difference in their communities. These are unsung heroes; they take care of orphans, they train and mentor young people, they help the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable”, she said.


The SAHAs have five categories; Youth -uplifting young people through various programmes, Business - offering assistance to start-ups/small businesses to help them succeed, Specialized Care - people who take care of vulnerable groups like orphans, disabled persons, abused people, widows, homeless, etc., Community service - voluntary community work in different NGOs to benefit fellow community members; e.g. community policing forums and Community Health - health centers initiated and run by community members.


Entries open on the 1st of October 2018. Participants (nominees) will be chosen from communities by those who benefit from the services rendered by these heroes or the participants can nominate themselves based on the work they are doing. "Simply tell South African why you are their hero by sharing about your selfless acts of service", said Amanda.


Nominations will be open online via the SAHAs website, on social media or sent via email.


The South African Heroes Awards are an initiative of SA Positive News. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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