EIGHT philanthropists, including James McGregor, have been honoured at the Inyathelo awards at the Cape Town City Hall for creating a better South Africa.
McGregor, 68, from Kenilworth received an award for his voluntary community development work with the Westlake United Church Trust.
He is also chairman of the Cape Times Bursary Fund. Another Capetonian, Zip Zap circus head Victoria Nell, received an Inyathelo award for philanthropy in youth development.
The circus trains children in the "magic" of the performing arts and provides them with resources and skills for greater work opportunities in later life.
A pleasant surprise was the award given to 8-year-old Afeefah Patel from Joburg, for her efforts to fight rhino poaching.
Other winners included Joan Smith from KwaZuluNatal, the founder of the Lungisa Indlela Village for vulnerable children, and Patrick Mashanda, the founder of the Hope Warrior Children's Charity in Pretoria. -Staff Writers