PHILANTHROPISTS who have contributed their time and money to the social development of South Africa can now be nominated for the annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards. Adrienne Coetzee, the awards' manager of communications, said a lot of South Africans were very modest about their work. And although it had been quite a journey to get the awards up and running, they had grown in leaps and bounds since beginning in 2007.
"Last year, there were 12 winners who did amazing things," she said. "The Lifetime Philanthropy Award went to a man in Alexandra who did incredible work. His home was bombed during the apartheid era and he turned his place into a community centre, with a library and all." Coetzee said the main aim of the awards was to showcase philanthropy across South Africa. Nominations are open for this year's awards, which will be presented on November 15. Individuals, couples or families are eligible to be nominated. Forms can be downloaded from www.inyathelo.org.za - Daily News Reporter