Carolyn Hancock of Angels’ Care Centre, Thembelihle School and The DNA Project is the 2020 Santam Social Entrepreneur (awarded to a female entrepreneur who is making a real difference in her community).
The winners of the annual Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE were announced at an exclusive business luncheon emceed by Doreen Morris at Atlantic Studios, and broadcast via livestream.
The three winners were selected from a shortlist of nine finalists by a distinguished panel of judges: Professor Thuli Madonsela, Chair for Social Justice at Stellenbosch University, founder of the Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation; Executive Head of Human Resources at Santam Enid Lizamore; social entrepreneur Dawn Nathan-Jones; radio and TV presenter, author, producer and facilitator Redi Tlhabi; FAIRLADY editor Suzy Brokensha; and TRUELOVE editor Mbali Soga.
Angels’ Care Centre is a space to care for kids who come from extreme poverty in informal settlements, while the Thembelihle School provides multicultural education to children from Grade RRR to Grade 7. The DNA Project is working on passing legislation to ensure that DNA evidence can be collected legally at crime scenes and from suspects.
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