Award News


Winners of the 2015 Investing In The Future and Drivers of Change Awards Announced

The Southern Africa Trust congratulates winners of the 2015 Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Awards; The Drivers of Change Individual Award: Professor Romeela Mohee As Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, Professor Mohee established the Chemical Engineering and Environmental Studies as well as Chemical and Sugar Engineering departments which have a […]

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Celebrating Icons in the Service of Others

Renowned Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Nicky Newton-King will deliver keynote addresses at this this year’s Drivers of Change Awards ceremony to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hosted by Southern Africa Trust and Mail & Guardian, the awards will celebrate individuals and organisations that are making impact in bettering the lives of poor people, particularly […]


They Did It And So Can You!

Unjani Clinics, a division of Imperial Health Sciences won the 2013 Drivers of Change Award in the Business Category. Unjani aims to contribute to the transformation of the South African healthcare system by establishing a network of franchised clinics that help to meet the need for primary healthcare by providing essential facilities in poor communities. […]


This Could Be You

Winning the 2013 Drivers of Change Award in the civil society category has led South Africa’s Siyavuna Abalimi Development Centre to forge exciting partnerships with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Kwazulu Natal and the Union College (USA). “We have received a great deal of interest from researchers and volunteers from abroad. Having […]


A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives

Nominations for the 2015 Drivers of Change Awards are now open! Nominate individuals, businesses, civil society organisations and government agencies that are making a real impact to end poverty. Drivers of Change Awards recognise individuals and organisations from across southern Africa that are implementing effective public policies and strategies to overcome poverty. In tandem with […]


Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity

“There can be no sustainable progress without progress for girls and women. They are the change agents of our future” ~ UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, 2015 The 24th African Union Summit held earlier this year declared 2015 as “The Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063.” To embrace this, the […]


2014 Drivers of Change Award Winners Announced

The Southern Africa Trust congratulates the following Drivers of Change Award winners: Quelimane, a town in Mozambique, had fallen to ruin with the cathedral abandoned and used by street kids, the supermarket closed and the cinema flooded due to the town’s proximity to a river mouth. After Manuel de Araújo was appointed Mayor in December […]