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GQ’S MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020: THE MOVERS, SHAKERS AND CHANGE-MAKERS

The GQ Men of The Year Awards recognise the men and women making a difference in culture, fashion, sport, and media in South Africa and across the African continent.

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For the second year running, GQ magazine’s prestigious Men of The Year Awards took place. In association with Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège, it honours the inspiring men and women who shape Africa’s cultural landscape each year. Artists, activists and humanitarians. Innovators, designers, comedians and entrepreneurs. What do the exceptional winners have in common? They don’t just walk the walk. They live in action. That is what the awards celebrate, the vanguards leading the way in South Africa and Africa.

The illustrious Hennessy VSOP Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award went to South African businessman and Kaizer Chiefs founder, Kaizer Motaung honouring the vital role he has played in advancing soccer in S.A. Pascal Asin, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy for Africa and the Middle East explains, “The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to South African sport over the last 50 years and who continues to be dedicated to the progression of the industry. We are honoured to have been able to present this to an exceptional individual who continues to play a vital role in South African soccer.”

GQ MEN Of THE YEAR AWARDS

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Kaizer Motaung, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award

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Bonang Matheba, Woman of the Year

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Ahren Posthumus, Innovator of the Year & Danny Dilliberto (Ladles of Love), Humanitarian of the Year

Local GQ Editor-in-Chief Molife Kumona puts the event in context. "2020 has been a year like no other,” he reminds us. “Despite all the challenges that we are facing, we had many resilient and inspiring people stepping up and thriving, showing us that we can take courage even in the most trying of times.” Inspiration for all of us going forward.

2020’s exceptional award recipients are:

1. Entertainer of the Year: Elsa Majimbo
2. Musician of the Year: Master KG
3. Humanitarian of the Year: Ladles of Love
4. Man of Today: Kabelo Mabalane
5. Man of Today: Peteni Kuzwayo
6. Editor’s Award: Dr Esther Mahlangu
7. Designer of the Year: Thebe Magugu
8. Woman of the Year: Bonang Matheba
9. Innovator of the Year: Ahren Posthumus
10. Activist of the Year: The ManKind Project
11. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award: Kaizer Motaung


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