South African Women’s Alliance Annual Gala
Goals: To Inspire and unify civil society, business, government and the media to build the reputation of South African talent in Entertainment Industry, and contribute to its global competitiveness.
For the past five years, South African Women Alliance (SAWA) has hosted the Celebration of South African Women’s Day in Atlanta. The main purpose of this event is to exhibit and honor the strength and resiliency of South African women who have paved the way for others to follow. Despite enduring past injustices of Apartheid, South African women continue to thrive, and their exceptional talent in various industry is counted among the best in the world. These women have emerged and led the way for other women to follow in their respective fields. SAWA continue to use the platform in Atlanta to put a spotlight on these talents for the world to see.
This year’s gala will celebrate South African Excellence and Legacy in Entertainment by honoring our legends who have played a vital role in promoting South Africa on the world stage. This category represents our highest honor and award and is only bestowed upon rigidly selected individuals whose exemplary work has significantly expanded the global impact of South African culture, social and economic status quo.
2019 SAWA Gala Honorees:
*Honoree One: Leleti Khumalo – 2019 African Legendary Award Recipient for her leading role in Sarafina!
*Honoree Two: Abigail Kubeka – 2019 African Legendary Award Recipient for her iconic roles in music, film and theatre.
The Gala Includes:
* 3 Course Dinner @ Westin Buckhead Atlanta
*VIP Reception/Red Carpet-Formal Program/Awards-Ceremony/After Party
*Live Band Entertainment by a Veteran Singer, Abigail Kubeka and Talented Africa-USA Unity Ensemble
*Learn about South African Entertainment Industry, Tourism, Trade, Arts and Culture
- Red Carpet/VIP Reception: 6-7pm
- Awards Ceremony and Reception: 7-10pm
- After Party: 10-12