VIA AFRIKA Publishers’ People’s Choice Award – Teacher nominations now open 

The Via Afrika Publishers’ People’s Choice Award was established to honour and reward teachers who make a difference in their communities. Community members can nominate a teacher of their choice who made a difference in their lives. The teacher must, however, still be actively teaching. A panel representing various stakeholders will adjudicate all entries and the provincial finalists and winners will be announced at the National Teacher Awards Ceremony. The nine provincial finalist will go on a three-day trip to Victoria Falls. Flights, accommodation, breakfast and dinner and two excursions are included in the prize. The national winner will receive a prize of R40.000 cash. Nominations opened on 1 February and will close on 27 February 2014.


Do you know a teacher who has changed the lives of the people in his or her community? A teacher who has gone the extra mile, someone who made a difference in your life? Via Afrika in partnership with the Department of Basic education would like to acknowledge these special people with the Via Afrika Publishers’ People’s Choice award.


NAPTOSA members are urged to take note of the following important information:

  1. Entries are to be submitted in English only.
  2. In the motivation, you should say what evidence you have that the person has done the important things you are nominating them for. This could be photographs of them in action, a testimonial from a school principal or community leader, or a newspaper article that has been written about them.
  3. As the nominator you must tell the person you are nominating so that they can prepare evidence to support the entry.
  4. All queries relating to this competition can be directed to Maria de Witt on 082 339 2687 (office hours: 08:00-17:00 weekdays only). Email your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 086 535 4036




Nominator/Nomination Team

Contact details of nominator/nomination team:

Name and surname of nominator/nomination team                                   Contact number/s

______________________________________________                     _________________________________


Signature: ___________________________                                       Date: _________________________________



Title                                                         First Name                                       Surname

__________________      _____________________________________          ______________________________

Mobile number                                       School name and address                                  EMIS number

_______________________          ________________________________     ______________________________

District/Region                                                     Province

_________________________      ______________________________

Attach written motivation (and any evidence available) to this form.

The nominator/nomination team certifies that the information provided is true and correct: