WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We’re looking for extraordinary Namibians. People who make a difference. People with a vision, and the commitment to turn it into reality. People who remain true to who they are and won’t compromise. We need your help finding these local legends.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Make a nomination every month until April next year and you could be rewarded with N$5 000 and a chance to join our panel of judges. The judges will select three nominees every month to compete for the category titles when voting opens in May 2013.
See HOW TO NOMINATE & VOTE tab for details.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
We have seven categories to nominate extraordinary people in: Education; Community; Sports; Health, Science & Technology; Conservation; Business and the Arts.
THE PEOPLE’S JUDGE
Every month one of the judges will be a member of the public that has made a nomination. They will also be rewarded with N$5 000.
Every month one of the judges will be a member of the public that has made a nomination. They also be rewarded with N$5 000.Dr. Kagiso Moloi is the president of the Namibian Dental Association.
He graduated from the University of the Western Cape with a postgraduate diploma in Dentistry and owns a practice in Windhoek with a special interest in Oral Surgery, Implant Dentistry and Orthodontics.
He is an ardent reader, photographer and hosts his own radio jazz show, Jazz Matazz, on NBC’s National Radio.Amos Shiyuka is a former football player turned businessman. After a distinguished career on the pitch, which included captaining Namibia,
he served as the CEO of TrustCo Mobile. He is currently the director of Mobi-Pay, the popular mobile payment platform.
Amongst other qualifications he holds an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management, Holland.
In 2010 he was appointed by the Minister of Sports as a Sports Commissioner responsible for all marketing aspects of Namibian Sports Codes.Kirsty Watermeyer is a talk show host, actress and model. She hosts a weekly talk show, Tupopyeni, on NBC television as well as being a newscaster on Radiowave Namibia. She has recently branched out into film with a starring role in one of Namibia Film Commission’s short films for 2012.
Before entering the broadcast industry she was on the executive committee of Paragon Investment Holdings as the Group Operations Manager for the corporation and worked as a consultant for Infinite Solutions Namibia.Afra was born in West Berlin, Germany. She has lived in various countries including Tanzania, Saint Lucia, France and Switzerland. She completed her tertiary education in France at the University of Rouen and trained academically as a lawyer.
She came to Namibia on completion of her studies and joined Old Mutual before starting her own long-term insurance brokerage – Chase & Associates. She also serves as an Independent Trustee on the Pension Fund and Medical Schemes Boards as well as being a sought-after motivational speaker.Ginger Mauney is a world-class documentarian, photographer and published author. She has produced wildlife documentaries aired on National Geographic, PBS (US) and Channel 4 (UK) amongst others.
Her photographs have been featured in various magazines including Africa Environment, Geo and Wildlife. Mauney co-authored a best-selling
While continuing to pursue film projects and volunteering time to outreach efforts for Men on the Side of the Road, Mauney is currently based in Windhoek and working on several tourism projects.
Michaela Clayton is a human rights lawyer who has been working on HIV/ AIDS and human rights issues in Namibia since 1989.
She is founder and Director of the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), a regional partnership of civil society organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV/AIDS and TB in Southern Africa.Gazza is one of Namibia’s leading musicians. Born Lazarus Shiimi in Oshakati in Northern Namibia, he is known as the King of Kwaito in Namibia. His music is a mix of dance hall, ragga, hip-hop and kwaito.
His lyrics, about township life, reflect the intricacies of Namibian life and strike a familiar chord with Namibians from all walks of life.Esme Kisting is the executive director the King’s Daughter Organization – an NGO dedicated to fighting human trafficking and helping woman forced into prostitution.
The organization was founded in 2006 with the assistance of the Council of Churches. Her efforts were recognised by the U.S. Department of State when she was presented the TIP Hero award in 2011.Edith came to Windhoek in 1990 as a domestic worker and lived with seven of her children in an overcrowded room. Fairly soon she joined a newly formed community group, People Square, which was part of the Saamstaan Housing Association. Since then she has worked to improve land access and housing for the poor under the umbrella of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia.
The Federation has helped more than 4 000 poor households secure land and more than 2 000 build new homes. Her efforts were recognised by UN-Habitat who added her to the Scroll of Honour in 2011.Manjo Smith, chairman of the Namibian Organic Association (NOA),
Has become the first Namibian to be elected to the world board of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).
The IFOAM is a grassroots and democratic organisation that unites 750 member organisations in 116 countries. IFOAM actively participates in international agricultural and environmental negotiations with the United Nations and multilateral institutions to further the interests of the organic agricultural movement worldwide and is uniquely recognised for taking on this important role.
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- Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to participate.
- Participants must be Namibian or permanent residents in Namibia.
- Only entries that comply with the qualifying criteria will be accepted.
- The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Monthly nominees will be required to provide a photo and be interviewed for publication in line with the mechanics of the programme.
- Winners will also have to be prepared to align themselves with the Windhoek Lager brand and cannot shy away from being seen/associated with the brand.
- Monthly nominees will be required to attend the final gala event in May 2013.
- No remuneration or royalty fees will be paid for participation in this programme.
- This programme is not open to employees or contractors of Namibia Breweries Limited or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organization or running of the programme, or their direct families.
- Participants will be required to sign a document thereby signifying their acceptance of the conditions imposed.