The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa has received another award to add toits list of acknowledgements in its 18-year history. It efforts have been recognized by the Congress of Business and Economics (CBE) – an activist business organization.
The chairperson of Awqaf-SA, Haroon Kalla and Zeinoul Cajee (CEO) received the “CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership Award” at a gala dinner banquet held at the Palm Continental Hotel in Johannesburg.
The CBE brochure took cognisance of the role of Awqaf-SA played in five key areas:Social Cohesion, health care and the environment, education and youth development and waqf development and investment and infrastructure development.
Several other prominent South Africans and organizations also received the CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership Award. They were: Prof. Adam Habib (Vice Chancellor at Wits University), Amabhungane (an Investigative Journalist body), Jacques Pauw (investigative Journalist), Dr John Kani (struggle veteran andactor) and Maniben Sita (92) who has been involved in the anti-apartheid struggle since 1942.
The CBE Innovation Award was presented to the team from the Donald Gordon Medical Centre that performed the world’s first liver transplant from an HIV positive parent to her HIV negative child.
The gala event also acknowledge the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu whose families were presented with a frame citation about their life and role during the struggle to attain democracy.
The CBE was established in the late 80’s by the Transvaal Indian Congress and was known as the TIC Business and Economics Group. Shortly thereafter it was renamed the CBE and established as separate business organization.
Hasanain Abdullah (Project Manager)
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