Home Tags Honoured
The Mbokodo Awards celebrate and acknowledge women who have helped to empower people through their art and creative work. Held annually, the awards are also a chance to see how, through women, South Africa's heritage and democracy is able to thrive.
The Matola Monument and Interpretative Centre in Maputo, unveiled on 11 September, honours the South Africans and Mozambicans who contributed to the anti-apartheid struggle, and who died in a raid by the security police. It also helps to strengthen ties between the two countries.
Maestro and activist Johnny Clegg changed the face of music in South Africa when he put forth a blend of traditional Zulu rhythms mixed with pop. Now he is being recognised by the British monarchy, and will become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
South African entrepreneur and founder of interactive mobile learning tool Afroes, Anne Githuku-Shongwe, was one of five African social entrepreneurs honoured at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town on Thursday.
South African-born and raised actress Charlize Theron was one of three "exceptional cultural leaders" to be given special awards at the opening of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday.
AfriGadget, a volunteer-run website that documents African innovation and ingenuity, has been named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites for 2008.
South Africans David Goldblatt and Barry Lategan were among 22 photographers from around the world who were honoured at the Royal Photographic Society's prestigious annual awards ceremony in London on Thursday.