GQ editor-in-chief Molife Kumona, says, "2021 has been an exceptional year. While 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 to share their message far and wide so as to influence what we hope will be a ripple effect on South African society at large," adds Kumona.

Kumona says that viewers can watch the proceedings online, as the awards will be 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, and
  • 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."

"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," adds Kondylis.

"On Saturday, 27 November, 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," concludes Kondylis.

Kumona has thanked the brand for its continued sponsorship. 

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