Award Categories

  • Health Care-Givers.
    South Africans deserve sustainable, well-managed and efficient health care. The nominee must work as either a professional or volunteer to help people in South Africa receive optimum health care now and in the future. It could mean healing or caring for ill people or looking for solutions to prevent, treat and manage illness.

  • Educators
    Education is still in the process of transition in South Africa. It continues to hold the key to a brighter future for our country. The nominee should work as either a professional or volunteer educating the people of South Africa. This could mean teaching, developing and/or researching programmes and methods for a better educated country.

  • Socio-Economic Business Developers
    South Africa has a strong entrepreneurial business culture, boasting everything from corner shops to big business. It is seen as a powerhouse of the African continent. The nominee must as a social entrepreneur, have made a significant contribution to the success of a specific sustainable business or business in general throughout the year. The future prospects of the business must be encouraging.

  • Good Neighbours Against Crime
    South Africans have a proud history of uplifting the community, fighting poverty and standing up for human rights to progress, but crime has become one of the most devastating social debilities in the country. In this category the focus is on the character of the nominee and her ability and achievements to prevent or reduce crime in the community.

  • Youth Movers
    South Africa has countless talented young people with the potential to achieve with the best in the world. Their potential must, however, be realised and developed. The nominee needs to be a voice that will cultivate social change through the implementation of various programmes that will provide young people with skills to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to our society.

The time frame for achievement in the five categories of the Award focuses on the current and the recent past and the achievement and its impact must have occurred only up to three years prior to the Award year. Therefore between April 2009 and April 2012.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    This Award will celebrate a single South African who during her or his lifetime has inspired generations through changing times and trends. The recipient must have been true to her- or himself and would have maintained integrity and commanded respect from peers. The Award will go to a South African who, through action and conduct, have inspired others and lived by the definition above.

There is no time frame for the Lifetime Achievement Award




Finalists Announced!

Three finalists have been announced in each of the five categories of the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award.

Judges Announced

The names of the judges who will select this year's Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year, have been announced.

Women of the Year success stories

As the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award enters its judging phase, the winners of 2011 tell of how they are utilizing the prize money received from the Shoprite Group of Companies, to enhance their work and build a better future for the people of South Africa.

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