The A.G.A are a special project undertaken by the company Priority Performance Projects. They aim to recognise exceptional Africans that have made an outstanding contribution towards the realisation of African self-determination, dignity and exceptionalism.
Due to the nature of African problems, A.G.A recognise the impact of lack of problem solving skills, tedious processes and costly methods of commerce and social resourcing and mobilisation. Exceptional skills are needed to emancipate Africa and her people fully.
Some of the more direct benefits of the A.G.A will be the promotion of self-confidence, self-love and the attainment of self-actualisation. Some of the self-doubt and even hatred, in extreme cases, is a consequence of historical victimisation and oppression. African geniuses can inspire hope.
The A.G.A will go a long way towards reversing the effect and humiliation of systematic self-sabotage. The awards are aimed at motivating all Africans towards superlative performance, but, in particular, African children and the African youth. The A.G.A seek to engage with an African youth that believes in a globally competitive Africa. The awards are for Africans of all generations. The awards event is held annually on Africa Day, May 25th.
A.G.A Adjudication Committee Consists of 6 members drawn from various fields of expertise.
Verification and research on nominees is carried out by the independent company Plus 94 Research.
The nominations are open to the public on the website
In order to qualify for an A.G.A, a nominee has to meet certain criteria, specifically relating to one or more of problem solving, global competitiveness, self-love and patriotism. Performance needs to be determined as being indubitably extra-ordinary to warrant genius status. Winners receive an award.
Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria. Former Vice Principal of the University of Witwatersrand. Prof. Kupe holds a PhD in Media Studies that he attained at the University of Oslo (Norway). He is a published author of various books, book chapters and journal articles, newspaper articles and has worked in the media arena as a radio and television commentator. He also forms a part of the judging panel of journalism awards whilst also being the Chairman of boards of media NGOs.
Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg. He has conducted research and written studies that concentrate on the transition that South Africa has/is making to democracy prior and after the 1994 elections. He is an acclaimed political scientist whose work emphasises equality, economic growth and citizens’ active participation in embracing democracy.
Dr Pulane Elsie Molokwane is a Nuclear Physicist and an Environmental Specialist with expertise in ground water remediation, nuclear waste, process and solid waste management. She is a registered Radiation Physicist and holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering, M.Sc. (Applied Radiation Science and Technology), Post-Graduate Diploma (Applied Radiation Sciences and Technology) and B.Sc.(Physics).
Mr. Fulufhelo has a BCom in Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Management Accounting obtained from the University of Cape Town. He is currently the CEO of MIH Advisory and has 12 years experience in the industry.
Mr Simon Gathua is a thinker and an author. He holds a senior position at Chartall Business College and has more than 15 years business and academia experience. He participated as a research collaborator in various research projects. He worked as a Senior Manager and lecturer in various positions at The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management. He is a member of the following bodies: Golden Key international Honour society, South African Statistical Association (SASA), Institute of Information Technology Professionals (IITPSA), and The Institute for the Management of Information systems (IMIS - UK).
Dr. Rosaire Ifedi, an Associate Professor in the United States of America in the Department of Educational Foundations and Instruction, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2008. She examines the intersections of race, identity, gender, and achievement in the lives of immigrant, transnational and second language learners as well as in the professional lives of those who educate them. She is author of African-born women faculty in the United States: Lives in contradiction. Dr. Ifedi teaches graduate program courses in curriculum, qualitative inquiry, education of ELL’s and global perspectives in education. The latter involves an optional study away of London - 2014 UK schools.