MOTY 2021 – Role Models for a New Era

GQ South Africa’s Men of The Year Awards 2021 to salute those leaders of the pack who never stop or settle and who are an inspiration to others

Cape Town, 21 November 2021 – The GQ Men of the Year Awards will take place on 27 November 2021 at Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff. The GQ Men of The Year Awards returns for the third year, in association with Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège. Affectionately known as “MOTY”, it is a prestigious ceremony recognising those men and women who inspire, lead, and shape our cultural landscape.

GQ Editor-in-Chief, Molife Kumona, says:

“2021 has been an exceptional year. Whilst we were still navigating a pandemic, there have been a lot of significant cultural moments and a group of individuals who have risen above the chaos to excel and inspire those around them.”

“In publicly acknowledging them, we are looking share their message far and wide so as to influence – for the better – creating what we hope will be a ripple effect on South African society at large.”

Kumona also alluded to several surprises that will be on store for those invited to the event and for viewers, who can watch the proceedings online, as the awards will be freely live streamed on GQ South Africa’s YouTube channel.

Categories at the 2021 MOTY Awards include:

  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Musician of the Year
  • Humanitarian of the Year
  • Editor’s Special Award
  • The Game Changer Award
  • Designer of the Year
  • The Industry Icon of the Year Award
  • Woman of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • The Standard Bank Business Leader of the Year Award
  • The Hennessy VSOP Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stef Kondylis, Market Manager of Moët Hennessy for South Africa says,

“This year marks the third year of our partnership with GQ South Africa and the GQ Men of the Year Awards.  For over 250 years, Hennessy has celebrated individuals with true stopping power, the pioneers, the movers, the shakers, and change-makers who embrace the genesis of Never Stop. Never Settle.”

“We are honoured to continue partnering with GQ to present the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award – an award that celebrates and honours courageous South Africans who push the boundaries of their own success, stand for their convictions and epitomise excellence. In 2019 and 2020, the award was presented to John Kani and Kaizer Motaung respectively, two local legends who have contributed to their respective industries over the last five decades.”

“On 27th November 2021, we will see the trilogy of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award come together by honouring yet another exceptional individual who has pushed boundaries in achieving success.”

Acknowledging the support of Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège, Kumona thanked the brand for their continued sponsorship and remarking that the evening is set to be a night to remember, and one to diarise.

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