Okuhle Media’s Stars of 2017!

Okuhle Media’s Stars of 2017!

Okuhle Media has made it’s mark once again at the Standard Bank Rising Star Awards 2017, where two of our own were recognised as Finalists, Craig Groenewald and Luthando Tshaya. Laurian Nortje of Hectic Nine-9 also received mention as a Semi Finalist in this years’ awards.

The 5th Annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards aims to recognise leadership talent in young employees nationwide across a range of industries. The Finalists were recognised at a star studded Gala Event at the Sandton Hilton on 27th July 2017, and featured the keynote speakers Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa as well as the Honourable Ms Tokozile Xasa, Minister of Tourism.

Craig Groenewald, Online Content Producer for Hectic Nine-9 and Digital Strategist for Okuhle Media, as well as Luthando Tshaya, Content Researcher for Hectic Nine-9, were included in the Top 5 Finalists in the Media and Advertising Category. After receiving hundreds of entrees across South Africa, the nominees were whittled down to 5 Semi-Finalists, who were honoured on the 27th July. When asked about the experience of the evening, Craig Groenewald says “It was a room charged with potential, and it was amazing to be part of it. Thank you to everyone at Okuhle again for giving us this opportunity, and it does cement our ideas of taking the company, as well as the country, to higher levels!
Okuhle Media has received it’s fair share of Rising Star Finalists, with employees Linda Bindura, HR Manager of Okuhle Media, and Noleen Nagel, Producer of Hectic Nine-9, being awarded as Finalists in 2016. Tsoku Mayela, Scriptwriter for Okuhle Media in 2016, also won the Rising Star Award at the 4th Rising Star Awards.

Okuhle Media is extremely proud of all the Rising Star nominees, and looking forward to continuing the journey with each of our Finalists and Winners!

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