This year, which celebrates the 15th
year of the Awards
, saw an increase in entries, particularly
in the categories Sustainable Partnerships and Youth Development.
Amongst the businesses who have been recognized as finalists are large corporates Sasol, KWV, Old Mutual, De Beers and Santam, while smaller businesses include HR Consultancy Pinpoint one and the Beacon Isle Resort.
“We are delighted at the depth and scope of this year’s nominations which demonstrate how the arts continue to offer great opportunities to strategically align brands,” says BASA CEO Michelle Constant.
"Anglo American understands the importance of supporting arts and culture in South Africa, and we have therefore been a proud sponsor of the BASA Awards
since 2004. We appreciate the positive effects that corporate sponsorships have on creating significant growth and development opportunities for artists, as well as providing socio-economic benefits and thus making a difference to local communities."says Pranill Ramchander, head of Corporate Communication and Branding, Anglo American.
Nominations were made in 12 categories and the Art Champion
and Chairman’s Premier Award
will be presented at a gala ceremony in Johannesburg on 27 August.
The judges for the 2012 BASA Awards
are CEO of The Loerie Awards
Dr Andrew Human; media consultant and editor of Destiny Man
, Kojo Baffoe; Sunday Independent
arts critic Mary Corrigall; independent arts consultant Nicky du Plessis; CEO of the Mastrantonio Group Giovanni Mariano; co-founder and co-owner of multi-disciplinary design firm INK Lisebo Mokhesi and associate professor at the University of Cape Town and artistic director of Siwela Sonke, Jay Pather.
are audited by Grant Thornton.
For more information, call the BASA offices on 011 4472295, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to www.basa.co.za