Leading from the front: SA's unsung heroes hailed
Lead SA has honoured three individuals for their efforts to change South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG - They're the unsung heroes who work to make a difference.
But instead of continuing to work tirelessly without recognition, some of South Africa's ordinary people doing amazing things have been hailed for their efforts.
National heroes who were acknowledged for their work include Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman and Youth Hero of the Year Jenna Lowe.
Lowe, who was 20 years old, died in June after battling a rare lung disease. Her parents, Gabi and Stuart Lowe, accepted the award on her behalf.
Marlon Parker, the founder of Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs), was also announced as the National Lead SA Hero of the Year.
Each national hero received a share of R250,000 for charity.
See the full list of winners:
Inaugural Lead SA Leadership Award - Imtiaz Sooliman
National Youth Hero of the Year - Jenna Lowe
National Hero of the Year - Marlon Parker
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