Dec 1, 2021

Mcoyi Set To Receive GAA Award

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Mcoyi is going to be honored with an Excellence in Business Award

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Prominent Durban businesswoman Nomfundo Mcoyi is set to receive an honorary award at the upcoming Global Africans Award (GAA) Gala Dinner set for 14 November 2021 at the Southern Sun Elangeni in Durban.

Mcoyi is going to be honored with an Excellence in Business Award at the event, which is being held alongside the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF), along with other outstanding recipients.

“Nomfundo Mcoyi is one of the leading visionary entrepreneurs who continue to achieve remarkable feats and inspiring others. Her journey is business has left footprints which provide a blueprint for aspiring entrepreneurs,” the GAA announced in a statement.

“It is our pleasure to award her the honours, in recognition of her achievements and strides in business which are apparent for all to see. We look forward to toasting to a number of African and global personalities at the Gala Dinner as we celebrate African pride.”

Mcoyi is the founder and CEO of reputable Icebolethu Funeral Group and carries vast experience in business, after leaving her career as a teacher to pursue goals in the business world.

Her business firm is also driven on empowerment values, offering employment to over 1500 people and giving opportunities to youths. Icebolethu offers various services such as funeral policies, tombstones, event catering and decor, among other product offerings.

Under her leadership, the Icebotethu Funeral Group has exponentially grown to become one of South Africa’s leading firms in the funeral services sector, with over 120 branches and another in the United Kingdom.

Mcoyi is also the leader of the Icebolethu Foundation, a goodwill initiative which she uses as part of her efforts in community building and South African societies.

The multi-faceted entrepreneur will add her latest award to a glittering trophy cabinet, including the Standard Bank KZN Top Businesswoman and the 2017 Sanlam Entrepreneur Award, among others.

The GAA were founded with a vision to celebrate and honour leading African individuals and organisations who are making a mark in the world in order to create synergies and further African pride and aspirations on a global scale.

Previous winners and recipients of the GAA include philanthropists Josina Machel, Tanya Masiyiwa and 67 Blankets founder Carolyn Steyn as well as AfFTCA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene, Njeri Muhia and Noella Courvaris Musunka.

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