South Africa’s Bonang Matheba flew the African flag high when she won the coveted  Award for Best Inspiration & Influence at the prestigious Global Social Awards held in Prague, Czech Republic.

“It is such an honour to be acknowledged in this way and to bring Africa front and center of world attention. I couldn’t be more thrilled,” says Bonang.

It’s not everyday that a South African wins an award as the most inspiring & influential person in the world of social media and, importantly, winners are voted for by the public world-wide.

The Global Social Awards (GLOSA) is a celebration and honouring of popular figures from the world of social media, which this year bought more than 40 global influencers to Prague.

Hosted by Czech supermodel, Karolina Kurkova, the spectacular event included performances by, among others, German-Canadian singer Alice Merton and Swedish singer, Alma.