Adriaan Roets
2 minute read
11 Aug 2015
10:55 am

Christina Aguilera coming back to SA

Adriaan Roets

ANN7 is pulling out all the stops for their second South African of the Year awards.

FILE PICTURE: American superstar Christina Aguilera in Concert at the Dome. Johannesburg. South Africa. Picture: Beeld/Halden Krog/ Gallo Imgaes

In fact, this morning the organisers for the awards announced Christina Aquilera will be headlining the show. It’s been a decade since the singer graced South Africa. Back in 2005 she formed part of a Unite of the Stars banquet at the then Coca Cola Dome.

This time round, she will be teaming up with fellow American Jason Derulo and South African stars AKA, The Soil and Chiano Sky to bring the second South African of the Year Awards to life.

The awards recognises South Africans who made an impact in the local and international community. What sets the awards apart from other award shows are that the public can vote for their favourite nominees.

The nominees are who will join Aquilera at the Ticket Pro Dome on October 17 for the award show include:

Trendsetting Celeb of the Year

  1. AKA
  2. Cassper Nyovest
  3. Jonathan Boynton-Lee
  4. Nandi Mngoma
  5. Nomzamo Mbatha
  6. Terry Pheto
  7. The Soil


Campaign of the Year

  1. AfreakanDream
  2. Africa Against Ebola (MTN)
  3. Crime Line
  4. Kagiso Shanduka Trust
  5. Ke Yona (Nedbank)
  6. MoFaya (DJ Sbu)
  7. ProteaFire (Cricket SA)


Spirit of humanity

  1. Creseldah Ndlovu (Mother Teresa of Bushbuckridge)
  2. Jordan van der Walt (Just One Bag Campaign)
  3. Lead SA
  4. Ntenga Foundation(Donate School shoes camapign)
  5. Sibusiso Leope Education Foundation (DJ Sbu)
  6. Dr Thandeka Mazibuko (Cancer awareness in Africa)
  7. Vodacom e-school initiative


Sportperson of the year

  1. AB de Villiers (Cricket)
  2. Duane Vermeulen (Rugby)
  3. Gift Kelehe (Comrades)
  4. Janine van Wyk (Soccer)
  5. Schalk  Burger (Rugby)
  6. Tefu Mashamaite (Soccer)
  7. Teko Modise (Soccer)


Business leader of the year

  1. Christo Van Der Rheede
  2. Herman Mashaba
  3. Jabu Mabuza
  4. Mervyn King
  5. Roy Andersen
  6. Shameel Joosub


Entrepreneur of the year 

  1. Adri Kruger
  2. Gil Oved and Ran Neu-Ner (The Creative Council)
  3. Ismail Hassen (CSR-Africa)
  4. Marthie Jansen van Rensburg (Trans-Caledon Tunnel)
  5. Thabo Molefe (DJ Tbo Touch)
  6. Theresa Cupido (ATN Group)
  7. Tommy Makhatho (Bibi Cash and Carry)


Young person of the year

  1. Foki Molemane (Tosman Entertainment Rockers)
  2. Kagiso Rabada (Cricketer)
  3. Kgomotso Pooe (Soweto Outdoor Adventures)
  4. Malibongwe Xaba (One Young World Ambassador)
  5. Mbongeni Msomi (Carwash Supreme)
  6. Simon Molekwa (Life4U)
  7. Vuyani Masuku (Park and Blue Pools Primary Co-op)


Conservationist of the year

  1. Craig Spencer (Wildlife Research And Conservation)
  2. Div De Villiers (Green Scorpions)
  3. Fundisile Mketeni (CEO South African National Parks)
  4. Karen Trendler (Wildcare Africa)
  5. Mark Boucher (Sab-Boucher Conservation)
  6. Sinegugu Zukulu
  7. Yolan Friedmann (Endangered Wildlife Trust)


South African of the Year

  1. Bonang Matheba
  2. Brian Molefe
  3. Ephraim Shakes Mashaba
  4. Imtiaz Sooliman
  5. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  6. Rolene Strauss
  7. Professor Salim S Abdool Karim


To vote for one of the nominees SMS or Email the word CELEB, CAMP,  SPORTS, ENTR, BIZS, HUMAN, YOUNG, CONV or SATY to 43043 or emai to satyvoting@ann7.com

Each SMS costs R1.50.