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MEMBER STATUS

Once you've taken the first step to establishing yourself in the marketplace by joining Who's Who, you'll be awarded Member status. Update your profile with all your professional and academic details, and you'll quickly move up the ranks.


PROFESSIONAL STATUS

Once you've updated your professional profile and recorded your career details and academic history and professional highlights to date, you'll take your profile to the next level and earn yourself Professional status.


NOTEWORTHY STATUS

If you're a distinguished professional, and you've updated your profile to reflect your career successes and included details of your personal, social and business achievements you'll receive Noteworthy status.


WHO'S WHO STATUS

If you stand out in your field of expertise and have significantly contributed to the Southern African social, cultural, political or economic landscape, and updated your profile accordingly, you'll be awarded Who's Who status.


more about ranking

Overall ranking:

Your overall rank lets you know your profile's position amongst all other profiles which also hold the Complete badge.

Company:

Your company rank compares your profile to all other complete profiles that have a position in the same company with the latest date of appointment.

City:

Your city rank measures your profile against all complete profiles containing entries from the same city of birth.

Country:

Your country rank determines your standing amongst other complete profiles with the same country of birth.

Industry:

Your industry rank establishes how your profile compares against those of others with a position in the same industry as that of the position with the latest date of appointment.


more about badges

Academic

ACADEMIC

If you're widely known as an eternal student and display a collection of academic achievements, publications and honours, you are definitely eligible for this intellectual badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Flaunt a bronze badge if you have over 5 academic achievements.
  • Don a silver badge if you list over 10 academic achievements.
  • Earn a gold badge when you have over 20 academic achievements.

Accomplished

ACCOMPLISHED

There's no doubt that you are an accomplished individual, but if you have captured multiple entries in your professional portfolio, you're also eligible for this prestigious badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Earn a bronze badge if you list five undertakings in your professional portfolio.
  • Earn a silver badge if you list ten undertakings in your professional portfolio.
  • Earn a gold badge if you list twenty undertakings in your professional portfolio.

Achiever

ACHIEVER

You simply live to achieve! If you have listed at least ten achievements across at least three categories in this section, you are eligible for this badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Record all your awards in the achievements section on your profile.
  • Document your publications, prizes or shortlist nominations.
  • List sporting championships that you have won or participated in.

Allrounder

ALL-ROUNDER

If you're an individual of many talents and have worked across three different industries within your career, you are eligible for this badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Complete your profile by adding all of the industries you've worked in.
  • Ensure that you select the relevant industries from the drop down in the form.
  • Update your profile as you change industries to secure your eligibility for this badge.

Associate

ASSOCIATE

Your expertise is acknowledged across multiple networks and by fellow associates at various institutions, clubs and organisations. List all your activities on your profile to qualify for this badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Display a bronze badge when you become a member of two institutions.
  • Display a silver badge when you become a member of four institutions.
  • Display a silver badge when you become a member of four institutions.

Athlete

ATHLETE

If you're an avid sportsperson and/or otherwise active in the sporting arena, you could be eligible to 'sport' this badge by listing your participation/placement in professional events.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Be honoured with a bronze badge if you have listed five competitive events.
  • Be worthy of a silver badge if you have listed ten competitive events.
  • Get the gold badge when you have listed twenty competitive events.

Brainiac

BRAINIAC

If getting stuck into your books comes easily to you, then you are definitely eligible for this studious badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Complete more than two diplomas, degrees or MBA's.
  • Update your profile with any combination of three of these qualifications.
  • You'll rightly be awarded the Brainiac badge.

Celebrity

CELEBRITY

You're a personality that everyone wants to know more about. You're eligible for this weighty badge if you've been a featured profile on Who's Who of Southern Africa.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Ensure that you have a completed profile on Who's Who of Southern Africa.
  • Contribute to Southern Africa's sporting, cultural, political and economic matters, whether through your blog, website, social networks or the local press.
  • Maintain your position as a person of interest to Southern Africans in your field.

Champion

CHAMPION

You're a winner and deservedly don the nickname 'champ'. Record your multiple 'first place' entries under the competitive achievements category and you'll be eligible for this winning badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • List five 'first place' entries and earn a bronze merit badge on the professional podium.
  • List ten 'first place' entries and earn a silver merit badge on the professional podium.
  • List twenty 'first place' entries and earn a gold merit badge on the professional podium.

Complete

COMPLETE

Great news! Your member profile has fulfilled all our basic requirements and may now be featured on our home page. You are well on your way to adding more badges to your digital lapel.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Create a comprehensive profile, listing your professional positions and titles.
  • Input key data such as education, portfolio information, activities and other interesting facts about yourself.
  • Ensure your profile is comprehensive by capturing your achievements, memberships, societies and voluntary activities.

Connector

CONNECTOR

If you enjoy making connections and have developed a substantial network of contacts on Who's Who of Southern Africa then you are eligible for this badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Expand your professional network on Who's Who of Southern Africa.
  • Grow your contacts list by adding other members on the site.
  • Invite colleagues and friends to become part of your professional network.

Enthusiast

ENTHUSIAST

If you're a Whos' Who aficionado and are regularly active on the site, then you're eligible for this badge. Keep it up, as you could lose it.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Make sure that your profile settings allow you to receive network requests.
  • Share interesting site content across social media or via email.
  • Regularly update your profile - don't forget to accept invites which help to expand your network.

Influencer

INFLUENCER

When you talk, people listen. You're eligible for this badge if you've encouraged people to join you on the site and promoted our brand on social networks.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Using the platform, invite at least six friends or colleagues to successfully register on Who's Who of Southern Africa.
  • Promote Who's Who of Southern Africa on your Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook networks.
  • Encourage your friends and contacts to register on Who's Who of Southern Africa via LinkedIn and Facebook

Leader

LEADER

If you operate at executive level and cite three or more executive positions held by you in the professional details section of your profile, you are eligible for this respected badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Fully complete and update your professional details section on your profile.
  • Record all of the current and past executive positions held by yourself.
  • If you're part of a company's executive team, ensure that you're also listed in the leadership section on their company profile page.

Networker

NETWORKER

You're the go-to person for information in your field. You're eligible for this badge if you boast over 200 Twitter followers, 200 Facebook friends and 60 LinkedIn contacts.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Keep building your brand on Twitter - the more followers you have, the sooner you'll receive this badge.
  • Work your Facebook network, making friends and staying in touch.
  • Expand your LinkedIn network.

Newsmaker

NEWSMAKER

You're considered a media favourite and journalists simply love penning stories about you. If you appear in over 10 news stories published on integrated and validated news sites you'll receive this badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Position yourself front and centre regarding newsworthy stories.
  • Send newsworthy articles about yourself to our Content Team who will upload validated articles on your behalf.
  • Mandate your public relations officer to post various news pieces to media channels.

Philanthropist

PHILANTHROPIST

If generously giving is part of your daily life, and you're the kind patron or an enthusiastic volunteer of a number of worthy organisations, then you're eligible for this humanitarian badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Earn a bronze badge when you offer a helping hand at two establishments.
  • Earn a silver badge when you assist at four establishments.
  • Earn a gold badge when you offer up your time or money at eight establishments.

Pioneer

PIONEER

Hard work and being innovative makes you eligible for this highly-regarded badge. Attain a top 10% rank in your sector and it's yours for the keeping.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • List all your fantastic achievements in your industry.
  • Record all exceptional milestones you've reached in this industry.
  • Detail your innovations in your industry.

Promoter

PROMOTER

You're eligible for this badge if you are display pride in your peers and colleagues' achievements by sharing, posting and tweeting commendable profiles on Facebook and Twitter.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Promote the profiles of contacts in your network, people you admire and those grabbing headlines.
  • Share and post profiles on Facebook with your friends.
  • Tweet about Who's Who members, together with their profiles, to your Twitter followers.

Roamer

ROAMER

You're intuitive and in-touch with your digital network and if you utilise Who's Who of Southern Africa's iPhone or iPad app ten times, you are eligible for this mobile badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Install the Who's Who of Southern Africa iPhone or iPad application on your device.
  • Update, engage and converse on-the-go using this innovative application.
  • Interact (send messages and contact requests and more) with the app regularly.

Scholar

SCHOLAR

If you're studying to improve your job prospects, while holding down a nine-to-fiver or part-time job, then you are eligible for this badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Update your Who's Who of Southern Africa profile with your current scholarly pursuits.
  • List your current employment details in your profile.
  • Reference your field of study information in your profile summary and tagline.

Tomorrow's Leader Nominee 2013

TOMORROW'S LEADER NOMINEE

Tomorrow's Leaders are those individuals blessed with that indefinable X factor for success - the ones you know are destined for senior executive roles in their organisation, the ones whose names always come up when succession planning is discussed.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Have at least 5 years work experience.
  • Display a proven track record.
  • Hold a middle to upper management position.
  • Are under the age of 45.
  • Visit www.tomorrowsleaders.co.za for more information.

Tomorrow's Leader Nominee 2014

TOMORROW'S LEADER NOMINEE 2014

Tomorrow’s Leaders are those individuals blessed with that indefinable X factor for success - the ones you know are destined for senior executive roles in their organisation, the ones whose names always come up when succession planning is discussed.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Have at least 5 years work experience.
  • Display a proven track record.
  • Hold a middle to upper management position.
  • Are under the age of 45.
  • Visit www.tomorrowsleaders.co.za for more information.

Veteran

VETERAN

You're not called a specialist for no reason; if you can boast more than 15 years experience in a specific industry, you're eligible for this badge.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Make certain that your profile is fully completed with your work history.
  • Comprehensively list each position you've held in each industry.
  • Listing your industry provides a good indication of your field of expertise.

Workaholic

WORKAHOLIC

You're surely no stranger to work, but only those holding three or more current positions are eligible for this badge. If you become work-shy, this badge will be lost.

HOW TO GET THIS BADGE

  • Update your profile with all the positions you currently hold.
  • Retain this badge by adding any new positions you have accepted.
  • List the details of your positions so that others may acknowledge your hard work.

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