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Zimbabwe’s own Tanya Masiyiiwa scoops Global African Award

Zimbabwean social entrepreneur and philanthropist Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa has been awarded the Global Impact Award by the  African Awards (GAA) in recognition of her work as a positive community leader of global influence.
The GAA will bestow the award to Masiyiwa and other recipients in a virtual event held in partnership with Brand South Africa on Wednesday 24 March 2020, on Checkout Africa and GAA Facebook Page.
“The GAA is proud to announce this year’s virtual event where we celebrate and honor Africans who are making a global impact,” said GAA founder Conrad Mwanza.
“Tanya Masiyiwa is one of the leading youths in her generation and has contributed much through her extensive leadership and philanthropic work. As GAA, we are pleased to recognize her efforts and that of many of this year’s recipients and others.”
Elizabeth Masiyiwa serves on the board of HigherLife Foundation and is the CEO and co-founder of Simba Education, which focuses on ed-tech solutions on the African continent.
The smart-tech executive also sits on the Cassava Smartech board as well as the Ashesi Foundation, among other responsibilities.
Masiyiwa also has a long traceable record in philanthropic and empowerment initiatives, most notably through the HigherLife Foundation.
The GAA is a brainchild of UK-based Zimbabwean businessman Conrad Mwanza and honors various leading Africans in various fields. This year’s awards dinner gala was slated for the Mayfair Hotel in London, but will now be held virtually because of Covid-19 safety protocols regarding public gatherings.
The Winners’ Reception is scheduled for August in the United Kingdom, with recipients meeting with other GAA Alumni and various stakeholders.

Tendai Guvamombe