As Women’s Month draws nearer, the process of nominating deserving volunteers for the Gauteng Legislature’s 2024 Vita Basadi Awards is now open. Gauteng residents from every part of the province can nominate remarkable Women volunteers who have make contribute to the welfare of their communities in different ways.

The Vita Basadi Awards, meaning ‘Women of virtue’ in Swahili and SeSotho, aim to recognize and honour the selfless efforts of these exceptional Women.

The awards are part of the GPL’s diverse program for Women’s Month in August, annually.  

The initiative highlights the remarkable power and influence held by Women. Its intends to shine the spotlight on and celebrating the often overlooked contributions of Women in many communities to empower and help others.

Deserving Women of all ages, races, cultures, and creeds residing in Gauteng can be nominated under different categories.

When nominating a candidate, participants are required to submit the nominee’s name along with a brief motivation explaining the kind of service they offer to their community, demonstrating why they deserve to be recognized. Nominators are also welcomed to upload any additional documentations to enhance their motivations on platforms such as Google Drive/iCloud/OneDrive/DropBox/etc and paste a link into the form.  

The categories for the Vita Basadi Awards include Youth Philanthropist, Community Heroine, Woman of the Honor, Community Builder of the Year, Young Dignitary, Outstanding Creative, Unsung Legend, and The Guardian Award.

All nominations must be submitted to the GPL by 31 July 2024.

For enquiries, please contact- Ms. Zanele Mtsweni cell: 0609990400 email: |OR Ms. Valerie Langa, cell: 0794984282, email: