Dlamini-Zuma gets global award

2012-12-09 22:25

Johannesburg - African Union Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would receive an international prize on Sunday, her office said.

"The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will later today, Sunday 9 December 2012 be honoured with the Renaissance Woman of the Year Award 2012," Dlamini-Zuma's advisor Febe Potgieter said.

The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation benefits the city of Florence, Italy.

It gives an annual award to a Renaissance Man or Woman of the Year.

Ted Turner, founder of CNN, received the award in 2011, and was its first recipient.

  • - 2012-12-09 22:39

    Can't wait to hear the transcript of her acceptance speech... Lol eish!

      mandla.thwala.10 - 2012-12-09 22:57

      She is not an Englishwoman better than some peaple who only know their language.

      louis.nolte.3 - 2012-12-09 23:07


      john.barbarian.9 - 2012-12-09 23:14

      @Mandla .....Can you rephrase please? English is still an offical language here and please make your statement readable.

      zinhle.ngubane.549 - 2012-12-09 23:53

      Congrats Mama we love u.

      john.barbarian.9 - 2012-12-10 02:01

      Just to mention that Palazzo Strozzi Foundation is registered American charity responsible for generating support for the Palazzo Strozzi and the city of Florence. So...How much cost us this "Woman of the Year" award? Mamma Dlamini-Zuma gets global award based on what? A membership in billionaires club? Last year Ted Turner paid the US debt to UN and won the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation 2011 award....what Dlamini-Zuma paid tough?

      salee.sithwell - 2012-12-10 03:24

      Well, Patrick.Erni, you'll wait an eternity, because transcripts are never heard. They are read.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-12-10 03:31

      The 'doek' strikes again.......sometmes I wonder if I live in a real world. I ask, an award for WHAT!!!!!!

      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-10 05:21

      Thank you, Salee Sithwell! LMAO!!!!

      shaun.miekle - 2012-12-10 09:16

      For what? The useless thing

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-10 13:47

      Black RSA winning International accolades really pisses off the ""Naysayers"" Case of bitter sour grapes. Congrats Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

  • mmangaliso - 2012-12-09 22:45


  • Azwihangwisi - 2012-12-09 22:56

    congrats mrs n zuma

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-12-09 22:58

    Sit down Helen Zile

      msizi.luthuli.14 - 2012-12-10 00:07

      hahahaha thanks for the discipline Sam

      msizi.luthuli.14 - 2012-12-10 00:10

      Helen Zille sit down as Sam said!!!!

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-10 07:10

      Ag shampies you ANC comrades feel so threatened by the madam.

  • popza.nzama - 2012-12-09 23:05

    Umama wethu has made us all proud as South Africans.At no time has she uttered something bad about someone.She is a true African Lady.A true Mother.

  • msizi.luthuli.14 - 2012-12-09 23:06

    The mother of our President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma's kids, well done madam

      msizi.luthuli.14 - 2012-12-10 00:08


      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-10 05:14

      Her kids are University graduates

      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-10 05:17

      One of them is an actress that appeared in Isidingo.

  • lala.kunene - 2012-12-09 23:11

    You deserve it mama!!!!

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-09 23:17

    Louis r u an English teacher.....Well done Madam Zuma....SA is proud of u...fruit of democracy nd great leader indeed....ur leadership is recognized by the world.....African Woman....Zille should stop jumping like a Tokoloshe....nd see how intelligent....r the ANC women nd stop oppressing Mazibuko....

  • msizi.luthuli.14 - 2012-12-10 00:12

    to all haters Immigrate to Australia Immigrate work & live in Australia 60 test points to know if you can. have a safe trip my peeps

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-12-10 00:58

      Stop making yourself a fool, if you're one of those kwazulu natalians who got a government tender through nepotism and corruption please praise your Jacob Zuma in other ways, not by telling other bloggers to leave to Australia simply becaz of condemning the corrupt ways of the ANC.

      dave.hardman - 2012-12-10 01:22

      Arrogant young fool! Talk about haters, you have caused more grief in your short life than you are letting on. You are more than a racist, you hate black people too!

      brett.michielin - 2012-12-10 03:02

      Give me all my tax back and then ill go. Remember without our tax you are @*cked.

      brian.vdwesthuizen - 2012-12-10 03:17

      oh we did/and will leave as you ask, but do us a favour then msizi and kie, stop sticking your hand out for aid all the time, stop asking the 1st world to bail you out every time you stuff it up.

      lsmalope - 2012-12-10 07:32

      after going though your facebook page, I can safely comment that something's wrong with you...

      lsmalope - 2012-12-10 07:42

      @brian.vdwesthuizen don't forget that more resources and funds(through multinationals) flow out of developing countries than in so aid from developed nations is justified. Developed nations also need to diversify their trade partners(e.g. Germany is being dragged down by its trade partners in the EuroZone). By developing the African market, developed countries are actually opening up trade opportunities for themselves.

      shaun.miekle - 2012-12-10 09:19

      F@@k off to darkest Africa where you can climb trees again

      byron.matthews.562 - 2012-12-10 11:46

      so many 'haters' offended by your post btw, I'm offended at your suggestion for a different reason. Have the aborigines not suffered enough?

  • mshiniboys - 2012-12-10 00:34

    The only selfless person in the ANC

  • hughmupfunya - 2012-12-10 01:56

    On behalf of the Zimbabwean people and the rest of the continent i would like to say cogradulations........ Yes we can as Africa..........

  • grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-12-10 02:06

    To the commentators who are quite elated about Dlamini-Zuma getting this award I would like to ask : what do do understand about the term 'Renaissance woman'? Google it but I bet D-Z doesn't know herself.

  • GregGow1234 - 2012-12-10 03:37

    Nobody from the ANC government deserves any awards.

      Thabo Mbewu - 2012-12-10 08:50

      GregGow1234-Who deserve an award? You? what the hell for? What did you do? So you think and wish people like you deserve awards? These types of attitudes stink! Get yourself a cage in the zoo, that will be a perfect space for you! Someone has benefited positively from this government, especially those who were previously disadvantaged! Sorry for your loss, we shall all share this wealth baba!!!!! Take a chill pill!!!!! Uzoba strong!!!!! Ha ha ha haaaaa!!!!!!

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-10 05:21

    Intelligent, ja, ja I still need to know of one of your parliament. The world humors you not respects you. What exactly is the meaning of this prize.. Msizi looks like you know exactly want Australia wants why are you looking to go?, is this not the third world African country you wanted, hipocrate.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-12-10 05:26

    Congratulations to u woman of the african soil. I am proud of you Nkosazana product of Black counciousness movement of Steve Biko.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-10 05:44

    Ha,ha,ha whatever!

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-10 05:46

    Yes Stella, but you are missing the point she could learn a lot more than that from Zille but why would you understand that.

  • Annelize Buitendach-Roesch - 2012-12-10 06:26

    Congratulations Dr Dlamini-Zuma.

  • lsmalope - 2012-12-10 06:54

    halala Daughter of The Black Consciousness Movement halala!

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-12-10 07:06

    Good for you Mama, but what did you do to achieve this award?

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-12-10 07:11

    A fine woman and an apt award; keep up the mediation work in Mali.

  • Rashida Patel - 2012-12-10 07:52

    Congraulations ! Well deserved of few of the true caring loyal south african ministers

  • tertius.aswegen - 2012-12-10 07:59

    What has she done to deserve this?? O wait devorced jacob, that deserves a prize in itself!

      Thabo Mbewu - 2012-12-10 08:13

      tertius.aswegen, awunanqondo, dom, umubi, bored, racist and so very very illiterate, hence the comment! You lack morals and sense of appreciation! Yourself and the likes of you are bound to suffer from post apartheid syndrome! You are so stupid, I wonder if you dream at night!!!!

  • Thabo Mbewu - 2012-12-10 09:04

    beverly.young3-the c***k here is you! What do you think a person must do to deserve an award? Post silly comments on News24 like you did? C'mon moron, get a life now! She has done a lot of good work! What have you done and for who?

      carl.debeer.52 - 2012-12-10 09:17

      Thabo instead of running your about you elaborate and explain to all these so called 'stupid' people - why did she win the award? What has she actually done? If you can answer this question you could probably silence half the critics on this page...

      Stefan Erasmus - 2012-12-10 10:13

      Like what???????

  • kyle.mclaren1 - 2012-12-10 09:52

    Is this not the woman that told SA to "eat cabbage" in order to cure HIV/Aids?

  • litha.luzipo - 2012-12-10 10:01

    Ever hard working lady we have in her. Well done.

  • gloria.mathebula.9 - 2012-12-10 10:20

    Honestly people what did she do? Our borders are completely opened and brides are order of the day at home affairs... what is it that she solved?

  • thoka.mphoka - 2012-12-10 11:03

    Well done Mama Africa. Racists can not help it but criticise all your hard work. Keep going and make us proud.

  • jnyandeni1 - 2012-12-10 11:47

    Halala Mama siyaziqhenya ngawe,malibongwe igama lamakhosikazi.

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