Inaugural SSCN Africa Awards partner with Leading Like Mandela Institute
The inaugural awards will be presented at a ceremony being held in Johannesburg on the 23 November 2022 and are supported by the African Union Sports Council, South African Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the French Development Agency (AFD) ,SABC Sports, TeamPact and the Guardian Safeguarding in Sport.
There will be a total of 14 awards will be presented, including 8 awards for members of the SSCNA, 5 open regional awards for each of the 5 African Union regions, and the "Leading Like Mandela Champion Award" which will be presented to an individual who has made a major contribution to the promotion of the Sport for Peace and Development movement in Africa.
The Leading Like Mandela Institute will also be hosting a symposium on the 22 November 2022 at Sanctuary Mandela, a former residence of Nelson Mandela, bringing together some of Africa's thought leaders from the sport for social change sector.
Network Director of the SSCN Africa, Allan Williams, said, “We are incredibly proud to host the inaugural SSCN Africa Awards and are excited to see the outcome of the night. The SSCN exists to help alleviate humanitarian issues and drive change, so the awards are an incredible vehicle for us to celebrate those who have been contributing to that vision. This event will also help raise awareness about the magnitude of certain social issues and what is being done to combat them.”
“One of our primary focuses of the SSCN Africa Leading Like Mandela Awards will be to connect current drivers of change with those who share their vision. We aim to help expand their networks and create awareness for various plights throughout Africa, connecting those who aim to do something about these so that aid can be provided more efficiently and innovative solutions to Africa’s social issues can be developed."
Africa holds a great deal of incredible minds and the awards are an incredible opportunity to get their work recognised and supplemented,” concluded SSCN Africa Chairperson, Keitumetse Lebaka.
Pictured are Dr Liaqat Alli Azam, CEO, Leading Like Mandela Institute, Ndileka Mandela, Founder, Leading Like Mandela Institute, Keitumetse Lebaka, Chairperson, Sport for Social Change Network Africa and Allan Williams, Director, Sport for Social Change Network Africa.