About the Mkhaya Migrants Awards
In pursuit of building a unified, inclusive and caring South African society, the Department of Home Affairs launched the inaugural Mkhaya Migrants Awards as part of the Africa Day 2015 programme, marked annually on the 25th of May.
The Mkhaya Migrants Awards aim primarily to recognise outstanding migrants residing in the country who immensely make contribution to South Africa’s development in various fields. Secondarily, it also acknowledges South Africans contributing to the development of the African continent through their work in areas of need and strife.
Hosting the Mkhaya Migrants Awards annually will also improve the integration of migrants and foreign nationals within South African communities. This initiative is one of the key enablers for tolerance, social cohesion and integration in South Africa, while making a significant contribution to building a culture of African unity.
The 2016 Mkhaya Migrants Awards are earmarked for 11 December 2016 leading up to the 18 of December 2016, which marks the annual International Migrants’ Day (18 December 2016). The CALL FOR NOMINATIONS opens on 31 October and submission of nominations close on 25 November 2016.
The six winners will be announced during a recognition ceremony on Sunday, 11 December 2016 Johannesburg. Each of the six category winners will nominate a charity of their choice to receive a cash prize as part of building an integrated, united and caring South African society.