The Southern Africa's finalists having been revealed for their contributions to the region's prosperity, the second regional round of the AABLA will take place in Sandton on 30 September to announce this years winners and celebrate the awards 5th anniversary.
After the Southern African round, the AABLA will move on to West Africa, celebrating the region's business leaders on 22 October, having enjoyed a successful run in East Africa on 15 September.
Regional winners will then vie for the ultimate title of Africa's business icon in their sector at the esteemed All Africa Business Leaders Awards in Partnership with CNBC Africa All Africa Finale in Johannesburg on 13 November 2015 hosted by Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela.
The finalists for each category in the Southern African round are:
Young Business Leader of the Year - Southern Africa
Entrepreneur of the Year - Southern Africa Presented by Sea Harvest
Business Leader of the Year - Southern Africa Presented by Bosch
Business Woman of the Year - Southern Africa
Philanthropist of the Year - Southern Africa
The Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) will once again be selected by the judging committee and announced on the night. As a new category to the fold, the Industrialist of the Year category, will take on a similar format.
For more information, go to www.aablawards.com and follow the 2015 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in Partnership with CNBC Africa on Twitter: @aablawards and #AABLA2015.