THIS is the Absa and Sowetan Early Childhood Development (ECD) Awards wall of fame displaying the finalists.
l Practitioners: Ayanda Xaba of KwaZulu-Natal, Damaris Malibye of Gauteng, Sophie Mogola of Limpopo, Tshona Nonceba of Eastern Cape, Georgina Bachelor of Western Cape, Magdelline More of North West, Beauty Masinga of Mpumalanga and L Motaung of Free State.
l Representatives of home-based ECD centres: Lungelwa Mtwalo of Eastern Cape, Suzan Matlou of Limpopo, Martha Senamathele of Free State, Skhulile Msomi of KwaZulu-Natal, Lindi Maphanga of Mpumalanga, Lesley Osle of Northern Cape, Mary Mabatle of North West and Chantal Silva of Gauteng.
l Representatives of community-based ECD centres: Gladys Siweya of Limpopo, Hlengiwe Mthimkhulu of KwaZulu-Natal, Ruth Lekgetho of North West, Schalk Burger of Western Cape, Nondumiso Mpitimpiti of Eastern Cape, Nomsa Mbethe of Mpumalanga, Philip Motlhaowa of Free State and Rex Molefe of Gauteng.
l Representatives of resource and training organisations: Lesego Diutlwileng of North West, Angelina Mashilo of Mpumalanga, Mary James of KwaZulu-Natal, Peter Sekgobela of Limpopo, Kate Molefe of Free State, Melody Marescia of Western Cape, Huldah Barnar of Northern Cape and Shelley Osmond of Gauteng.
l Representatives of organisations with innovative ECD methods: Claudine Storbeck of Gauteng, Hillette Steyn of North West, Helene Douglas of Eastern Cape, Barbara Kenyon of Mpumalanga, Phuti Ragophala of Limpopo, Huldah Barnar of Northern Cape, Riedwhaan Allie of Western Cape, and Mary James of KwaZulu-Natal.