Following a final round of evaluation by a panel of expert judges, the winners will be announced live in a special ceremony co-hosted by award-wining actor Masasa Mbangeni and MRF CEO Judy Sikuza, on 23 October 2021. The public and the press are invited to join the live stream for the awards and to hear from some of Africa’s exceptional minds in an intimate Q&A between the judges and the finalists.
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is offering the prize for the first time in 2021. “When I look at the powerful potential of these seven ventures and the excellent work they have done so far, I feel optimistic about the catalytic effect that this prize can have. The finalists are innovators and leaders of high calibre. They are leaders who see Africa’s challenges as opportunities, and have the vision, expertise, and determination to deliver,” said Sikuza.
The seven finalists for the Äänit Prize are:
For more, go to https://www.mandelarhodes.org/alumni/aanit-prize/finalists/