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Ubuntu Awards 2022 nominations open

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on January 30, announced that nominations for the Ubuntu Awards are open:

—————————————————————Nominations are open for the Ubuntu Awards 2022. 

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will host the annual Ubuntu Awards on Saturday, 12 February 2022, in Cape Town.


In 2015, the annual Ubuntu Awards were launched to celebrate South African citizens who play an active role in projecting a positive image of South Africa internationally. Through excellence in their chosen fields, these proud South Africans serve as global ambassadors of our nation.The awards celebrate South African citizens, who, through their Integrity, Passion, Patriotism and Humility have raised the South African flag high on an international stage.


  • Ubuntu Economic Diplomacy Award (Africa)
  • Ubuntu Economic Diplomacy Award (Global)
  • Ubuntu Arts and Cultural Diplomacy Award (Veteran)
  • Ubuntu Arts and Cultural Diplomacy Award (Youth)
  • Ubuntu Social Responsibility Award
  • Ubuntu Youth Diplomacy Award
  • Ubuntu Sports Diplomacy Award

Winners from previous years include the Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Gogo Esther Mahlangu and Black Coffee (Arts and Culture category); Amanda Dlamini, Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk (Sports category); Standard Bank and Old Mutual (Economic Diplomacy category); Babies Behind Bars and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (Social responsibility category), to mention but a few.

For voting, visit Ubuntu Awards Website

Images/ Content: Ubuntu Awards Website

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


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