On 26 August 2017, the second Ghana Awards SA was successfully hosted at Asanka restaurant in Rivonia Johannesburg.
The red carpet ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mr George Ayisi Boating, members of the diplomatic corps, business leaders, and Ghanaian celebrities.
The keynote address was delivered by Mrs Ellen Tshabalala, who has served as Chairperson of Port Shepstone Harbour Development Company, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cape Empowerment Ltd. since July 2010. She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Transnet SOC Limited since December 13, 2010 until December 10, 2014. She served as Trustee of African Academy at CADD training and Moral Regeneration Movement and was a Council Member in Advisory Council on BEE.
The Ghana Awards SA team wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the sponsors of the event: Akweni Project Management, Mama Money, Sankofa Insurance Brokers, Media Africa Studios, Lanroc Chartered Accountants, Sankofa Band, Glory Computers and Decorvent.
2017 Ghana Awards South Africa winners in the various categories are:
LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ENOCH OPPONG PEPRAH
GHANAIAN MAKING AN IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
EVERETT NANA KWAME ASANTE
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR
MOST INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUAL
BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
EXCELLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
BEATRICE OPPONG BUABENG
BEST FRIEND OF GHANA
ANATHI “KWEKU” RALUSHE
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (SMALL/MEDIUM)
MEDIA AFRICA STUDIOS
MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUTH
HAIR SALON OF THE YEAR
BEST COMPANY (LARGE)
GHANA ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR
NORTHWEST GHANA ASSOCIATION
MOST POPULAR CHURCH
EAGLES REVIVAL MINISTRIES
With over 17,000 votes received and a rigorous authentication and adjudication process, the Ghana Awards SA team wish to congratulate all the winners in their respective categories.