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Getting the deserved recognition for giving - 10 November - Lead SA

Twelve extraordinary individuals were recently honoured at the prestigious annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards in Cape Town for their incredible contributions to making a difference.

Those honoured include:

  • A couple of friends who set up an organisation to support refugees and asylum seekers
  • The founder of the ‘Spread the Luv Movement
  • Jack Ginsberg, a passionate supporter of South African contemporary art.

The gala event, which took place at the Zip Zap Circus Dome in Cape Town on Thursday 6 November 2014, was initiated by Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement eight years ago to acknowledge, celebrate and honour those whose personal giving has contributed towards sustainable social change in our country.

The following individuals were presented with awards: 

  • Founding Directors of the Adonis Musati Project for refugees, Gayle McWalter and Gahlia Brogneri: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Social Justice Philanthropy
  • Founder of the Chess Development Project, Jabulani Ncubuka: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Youth Development
  • Founding Patron of The Ampersand Foundation, Jack Ginsberg: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
  • Co-Founder of the ‘Spread Luv Movement’, Kgomotso Mokoena: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Youth in Philanthropy
  • Founder and President of the DAD Fund to nurture young leaders, Lyndon Barends: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Education
  • Founder and Director of Hlumelelisa for convicted offenders, Paul Bruns: Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Rehabilitation and Job Creation
  • Youth activist and founder of Vanthswa Va Xivono, Samuel Ntsanwisi: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Youth Development
  • Champion of orphans and vulnerable children in Durban, Mohamed Fayaz Khan: 2014 Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Child Welfare
  • Founders and funders of the after-school education programme HELP, Anna-Marie and Jan Kaars-Sijpesteijn: 2014 Inyathelo Philanthropy Award for Support in Education
  • For his multi-million rand contribution to promoting social justice, better healthcare and human rights in South Africa, Founding Chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies Charles Feeney is the recipient of the 2014 Inyathelo Lifetime Philanthropy Award for Giving While Living.

- By Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement, edited by Carla Bernardo, Lead SA