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Nominations close at 5pm Friday for the 2015 Absa Jewish Achiever Awards. Nominating someone takes just two clicks – so DO IT NOW! Business & Humanities categories – and new award from Europcar. Past winners include Madiba, Natie Kirsh, Brian Joffe, Meyer Kahn, Adrian Gore & Raymond Ackerman. But also included are far less prominent names. With the addition of Young & Woman Achievers makes almost anyone a candidate. Late entries not accepted no matter what the reason, so, do he Nike thing and ... "Just do it!"
by ANT KATZ | Jun 24, 2015

The stunning short opening video to the 2014 Absa Jewish Achiever event, above, had the audience of 660 spellbound and dumbstruck



The Absa Jewish Achiever Awards Gala Dinner, brought to you by SA Jewish Report, is without doubt the most elite event on the annual social calendar of SA Jewry. It will once again be filled with music, comedy and a sparking array of the “who’s-who” of SA society. There is no other event in the country which attracts as many high profile (and nett worth) individuals as the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards.

AA15 final logo 2015 -smallNominations are open to the public and all nominations should be sent via e-mail to [email protected] before Shabbos this week!

Two Clicks

Nominating someone is as simple as clicking on the email address above, giving the nominee’s name, phone number and email; selecting the Award(s) for which you are nominating; and giving a very short motivation. Then, simply click “SEND” and Baruch's-your-uncle.

You can nominate as many people in as many categories as you like. As long as your email is sent before 5pm Friday 26 June.

 Nominate candidates NOW before it’s too late!

The various awards are:

  • THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN HONOUR OF HELEN SUZMAN - Awarded to a Jewish person who has contributed in an extraordinary manner, in their specific field, over a lengthy period of time.
  • THE ABSA LISTED COMPANY AWARD - Awarded to a Jewish person in a senior leadership position within a Listed Company who has achieved enormous success worthy of recognition.
  • THE ABSA UNLISTED COMPANY AWARD - Awarded to a Jewish person who is in a senior leadership position in an unlisted company who has achieved significant success worthy of recognition.
  • THE ABSA ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - Awarded to a Jewish person who has shown enormous entrepreneurial flair and business innovation.
  • THE KIA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD - Awarded to a Jewish person who has served the Jewish community with remarkable distinction.
  • THE ARTS, SCIENCE, SPORTS & CULTURE AWARD - Awarded to a Jewish person who has excelled in any of the aforementioned spheres.
  • THE CHIVAS HUMANITARIAN AWARD IN HONOUR OF CHIEF RABBI CYRIL HARRIS - Awarded to either a Jewish or non-Jewish person who has contributed substantially to the betterment of the lives of the people of South Africa.
  • THE CREATIVE COUNSEL YOUNG JEWISH ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - Awarded to youth, this award recognises entrepreneurship in young Jews aged 30 or younger.
  • THE EUROPCAR JEWISH WOMAN IN LEADERSHIP AWARD - Award to a Jewish Woman who have excelled in either community or business, who have shown great leadership qualities that otherwise might not be recognised.

 

Judging is rigourous

The Business and Entrepreneurial awards are judged by a panel of independent business people, financial journalists, stockbrokers and Absa representatives, who interview all of the candidates. The results are all audited by Grant Thornton accountants.


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Previous winners of awards include Natie Kirsh (Kirsh Industries), Brian Joffe (Bidvest), Meyer Kahn (SAB/Miller), Adrian Gore (Discovery), Raymond Ackerman (Pick n Pay), Steven Braudo (Liberty), Asher Bohbot (EOH), Alec Wapnick (Octodec), Gill Marcus (Reserve Bank), Brett Levy (Blue Label), Steven Joffe (Gold Reef City), Philip Krawitz (Cape Union Mart), William Kirsch (Primedia), Herschel Mayers (Discovery Life), Sean Melnick (Peregrine), Abe and Solly Krok (Krok Brothers), John Copelyn (HCI), Arthur Gillis (Protea Hotels), Jeff Zidel (Resilient Properties), William Kentridge (Artist), Danny K & Kabelo (Shout Campaign), Phillip Tobias (Paleo Anthropologist), Ina Pearlman (Operation Hunger), Johnny Clegg (Musician) Dr Ali Bacher (cricket administrator) and Pieter Dirk Uys (Comedian). The Awards, in the past, have also honoured both President Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for their contribution to South Africa.
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The awards ceremony is filled with music, comedy and a sparking array of the whose-who of South African society. There is no other event in the social calendar which attracts as many high profile individuals as the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards.

All nominations can be mailed to [email protected] - nominations should include:

  • The nominee’s name, telephone number and e-mail address
  • The award for which the nominee is nominated
  • A short motivation for the nomination

“Please nominate appropriate candidates now, before it’s too late!” says Jewish Report chairman Howard Sackstein.

MEET & REACH THE AUDIENCE

Around 12,000 copies of the prestige event magazine are distributed and spend at least a year on the most exclusive coffee tabled in homes or business executives’ reception areas.

This offers an opportunity to advertise to what could well be the highest income earning niche market of both Jewry and general top business leaders and bankers in SA. The limited amount of advertising space in the magazine usually sells out well ahead of time.


SEE PREVIOUS EVENTS & MAGAZINES, CLICK HERE

There are limited seats available for the R3,000-a-plate black-tie fundraiser. So anyone wanting to buy a seat or a table should also avoid disappointment by booking well in advance. In 2014 literally hundreds who wanted to attend had to be turned away due to the early sell-out as members of the community and the public scampered to get their chance to hob-knob with the rich, glamourous and famous.

So, if you do plan to attend, avoid disappointment and be sure to BOOK EARLY!


ACHIEVERS GALA BANQUET

Each year the Jewish Report hosts the Jewish Achievers Awards Dinner to celebrate the remarkable achievements of members of the Jewish community. Awards are given for Arts, Culture, Humanitarian Work and Community Service as well as to recognise business achievement within our community. Awards are given for entrepreneurship as well as for achievements in the categories, Listed Company and Unlisted Company.

The prestigious black-tie gala dinner will be attended by approximately 600 decision-makers, on Sunday August 23, 2015, at Vodaworld in Midrand.
 

MORE ON THE JEWISH REPORT

The South African Jewish Report is the national newspaper of the Jewish community in South Africa with a weekly print readership of over 50 000. The electronic edition has just passed the 40 000 unique readership mark. Its readership is highly educated, professional and commercially active and generally tends to have significant disposable income. It also has a significant readership outside the Jewish community and in government.

The newspaper is available through a free print edition, www.sajr.co.za and a weekly e-Edition. It provides quality content on local, national and international news, the arts, sport, literature, politics, youth and social events.

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Take the opportunity to advertise to what could well be the highest income earning niche market of both Jewry and general top business leaders and bankers in SA. The limited amount of advertising space in the magazine usually sells out well ahead of time.


CLICK TO SEE PREVIOUS EVENTS & MAGAZINES

There are limited seats available for the R3,000-a-plate black-tie fundraiser. So anyone wanting to buy a seat or a table should also avoid disappointment by booking well in advance. In 2014 literally hundreds who wanted to attend had to be turned away due to the early sell-out as members of the community and the public scampered to get their chance to hob-knob with the rich, glamourous and famous.

So, if you do plan to attend, avoid disappointment and BOOK EARLY!


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