Moses Moipolai was named overall winner of the 2011 OUTsurance 702 OUTshine Awards. He received R40 000 in Builders Warehouse vouchers for displaying exceptional commitment and true passion in performing his duties as a pointsman.
Over the past year, Talk Radio 702 listeners could nominate their favourite pointsmen for a monthly OUTshine Award. The monthly winners each received R5 000 in Builders Warehouse vouchers with the successful nominator receiving R1 000.
However, it was OUTshine Award Winner for May, Moses Moipolai who truly impressed by helping out Kamogelo Motshini in the chaos of peak-hour traffic on Old Potch Road, Soweto.
Kgamelo says that she was driving to her first day at her first job when her car broke down. Thrown into a state of panic when all the other motorists where throwing their hands in the air and hooting, she was comforted by the big, friendly smile of Moses who was on duty at that specific intersection. He kindly offered to move the car out of the road to help ease the congestion.
September winner, Emsely Mukwevho was named runner up and won R25,000 in Builders Warehouse vouchers. He was nominated by Craig La Vita who was impressed by Emsely’s professionalism, his calm demeanour and remarkable efficiency in resolving difficult situations.
Third place was shared between Vuyokazi Xhalabile and Lydia Petja, both of whom are working at the intersection at Main Road and Botha Avenue in Irene. They were nominated by Sian Watts who commended them for their great effort in helping to ease the flow of traffic at this important intersection. Lydia and Vuyokazi will share Builders Warehouse vouchers to the value of R15 000.
Peter Cronjé, Head of Marketing at OUTsurance says that it’s stories like these that just go to prove that these men and women are in effect everyday heroes. “It seems that they’ve got a natural flair for resolving difficult situations with great efficiency and always with a big smile”.
Aki Anastasiou, trafficologist from Talk Radio 702, agrees. He says that the pointsmen makes such a big difference in helping out Johannesburg motorists and that recognising them with an award like this is just a small way of thanking them for their huge effort.