It is all systems go for the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Mayoral Community Awards 2019 (RNM MCA 2019), which is the annual event where in the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Mayor, Her Worship Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu honour individuals and organisations that continue to touch the lives of ordinary citizens within the area of Ray Nkonyeni.

The RNM Mayoral Community Awards which are held for the 6th time this year are meant to honour unsung heroes and heroines of our community. This is an idea that should be spread and nurtured so that we can all build a people-centred society of which former and late President Mandela spoke of during his State of the Nation address in 1994, an address that ushered in the democratic dispensation that many people fought so hard for.

The 2019 chapter of the Awards has three categories; Organisational, Individual and Mayoral Discretionary Awards. The two main categories, Organisational and Individual, participants are nominated by the community and they are sub-divided as follows:

Organisational Category

  • Best Charitable Organisation
  • Best Community Policing Forum
  • Best youth Organisation
  • Best Women Organisation
  • Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility

    Individual Category
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Best Young Entrepreneur
  • Best Creative Artist
  • Best Sportsman and Best Sportswoman
  • Outstanding Act of Bravery

The last category, Mayor’s Discretionary Awards, the Mayor, with the assistance of the panel selects recipients on the following:

  1. Lifetime Achievement
  2. Ray Nkonyeni Ambassador (Male & Female)
  3. Special Recognition (to honour outstanding achievement on various fields especially that relate to community upliftment)

This project belongs to the community and the municipality is only the driver. Through a brief nomination form and a 100-word motivation, members of the community get a chance to nominate deserving awardees. Nominations were opened on the 22nd of May 2019 and closed on the 07th of June 2019 of which thereafter a panel mainly constituted by the municipality determines the eventual top three winners in each opened category.

There was an overwhelming participation by members of the community and the panel had an arduous task in identifying the eventual 2019 winners. The Gala Awards Ceremony where in winners will be awarded Trophies and Certificates will be held on this coming Friday 28 June 2019 starting at 18h00 for 18h30. All Media Houses are invited and urged to confirm their attendance at 039-6882130 or

For more information contact:
Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
+27 39 688 2056 / +27 72 057 5387 /