Awards to honour people who have put the North West town of Mafikeng on the map, the Maf'town Alive Golden Stars Awards were launched last week.
The presentation of the awards , expected to be a glittering affair, will take place on September 22.
The honourees will be those who have achieved personal fame and success in their chosen field or career. They must also have had a national impact. The achievements will range from media and sport, to science and other fields.
Mafikeng, meaning place of stones, is the historic town famous for being under siege during the South African War in 1899.
To date there has not been any formal home recognition for these "stars" and, it is hoped, the awards will encourage others to work hard and place Mafikeng on an even higher pedestal.
As part of the awards ceremony, there will be a five-day extravaganza from September 19 to 23.
Among the people who will be honoured are Solomon Plaatjie, John Qwelane, Thuli Moagi, Sylvester Kole, Cebo Manyaapelo, Bob Mabena, Glen Lewis, Lawrence Dube, Tim Modise, Andrew Kelehe, Presley Chweneyagae, Lesole Gadinabokao and Keabetswe KB Motsilenyane-Pinana.
Also planned is the Maf'town Alive Investment Seminarm which seeks to attract investment to the town.