The GIGMF is an annual three-day praise and worship festival held in the mining town of Gwanda, southern Zimbabwe. It is known for its star-studded line-up of artists from either side of the Zimbabwe and South African borders. It is the brainchild of Bigtime’s Group CEO Justice Maphosa, who says it his way of giving glory to God. The event is credited for boosting Zimbabwe’s tourism industry.
The Harare International Carnival has become the biggest street party in southern Africa. The event, bankrolled by Bigtime Strategic Group, is recognised as a key platform for deepening international cooperation and understanding among participating countries. It is attended by more than 25 countries including the peoples’ favourites Samba Queens from Brazil. The event is known for stimulating and generating domestic tourism traffic.
Bigtime has a longstanding relationship with the organisers of the Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Awards. The Group has previously sponsored the Awards which are held in honour of successful black business owners and top achievers across various industries in South Africa. The BBQ Awards are one of the country’s most prestigious and longest-running business award ceremonies that recognise and celebrate the champions of business transformation.
Giving back to surrounding communities is an integral part of the Big Time Strategic Group’s culture. Bigtime management and staffers alike are passionate about understanding the key needs and contributing towards education through bursaries, school uniform including shoes. We believe these communities are part of our growth as a Group and from them we draw current and future employees and customers. The Group also offers internship programmes for graduates.
Bigtime sponsored the Techfest in 2016 which is an initiative of the TechVillage, a co-working space and innovation centre in Bulawayo. The five-day event was Zimbabwe’s first ever multi-day multi-venue Technology Festival (TechFest). It brought together southern African innovators, entrepreneurs and hackers on one platform to interact with the public, private sector, investors, industry leaders and policy makers through exhibitions, street pitches, hackathons, workshops and breakaway sessions among other immersive, engaging, fun and mind blowing activities.
Bigtime were the sponsors of the Miss World Zimbabwe 2017 pageant. All winners and finalists got their prizes courtesy of Bigtime. The most rewarding edition of the pageant saw the queen Chiedza Mhosva walk away with a Kia motor vehicle, worth $20 000 and $1 000 as her prize. She also got a business class air ticket to travel to China for the Miss World pageant to be held on November 18.
The SA-Zim Business Connection was founded by George Moyo established in 2009 to encourage Zimbabweans doing business in South Africa to explore business opportunities back home. Bigtime Group CEO Justice Maphosa, as President of the SA-Zim Business Connection, facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC). This paved way for collaboration in promoting business investments between the two countries.
Bigtime has previously bankrolled the Airforce Dinner, a charity initiative used to raise funds and gather an assortment of goods for the underprivileged. The Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe Charity Fund identifies the less privileged people and communities all over the country and offers assistance to them. It also caters for widows and orphans of deceased officers through the provision of educational scholarships and health services among other concerns.
A Gwanda teenager, Inobubele Dube is living her aviation dream after Bigtime Strategic Group paid a whopping R500, 000 for her to study towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) programme at the Flight Training Services (FTS) in Midrand, South Africa. The prohibitive cost of studying towards this course has thwarted many black children’s dreams of flying a plane. Dube’s hopes were almost shattered after her parents could not afford to fund her studies in her desired aviation field.