MAGGIE FOLLETT paarl-based philanthropist, Princess Gcwalisile Cynthia Zulu-Kabanyane, received the Inyathelo Award for Community Philanthropy, at the annual gala banquet and ceremony held last week at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards were established in 2007 by the South African Institute for Advancement, "to acknowledge, celebrate and profile the full spectrum of diversity, in South African philanthropic giving". Those who commit their personal resources towards social and economic development are nominated in various categories including Youth in Philanthropy; Community Philanthropy; Lifetime Philanthropy; Family Philanthropy; Philanthropy in Health; Philanthropy in the Arts; Support of Philanthropy in the Media and International Philanthropy to South Africa.
There were 72 nominees this year. Within the Community Philanthropy category, which organisers say receives the most nominations, Dr Zulu-ICabanyane was lauded for her contribution towards uplifting the needy in Mbekweni, between Paarl and Wellington. Continued on page 3 A justifiably proud Princess Gcwalisile Cynthia Kabanyane-Zulu, founder of Qolothani Makhosikazi Social and Cultural Services, is pictured in the St Ebenezer Methodist Church community kitchen she constructed and donated, on the morning after she received the Inyathelo Philanthropy Award.