Neftaly has been recognized by Inyathelo as the Philanthropy in Youth Development Award.
The award for philanthropy in youth development went to Gauteng activist and entrepreneur Neftaly Malatjie, the founder and CEO of The Southern Africa Youth Project. The organisation has branches in Atok, Daveyton and Diepsloot. Typically, young people are enrolled in life skills and capacity-building short courses and then linked to job or entrepreneurial opportunities.
Inyathelo acting executive director, Nomfundo Walaza, said that the awards are part of Inyathelo’s commitment to building a vibrant democracy in South Africa.
“Our awards seek to inspire others to give by recognising the incredible role models who live and work among us. Philanthropists pay a critical role in benefitting society through their interest, passion, generosity and foresight.
“At Inyathelo we hope that in acknowledging the individuals who commit their funds and resources to better the lives of others, we will encourage others to do the same.”
The guest speaker was Sangu Delle, a dynamic Ghanaian entrepreneur and social activist known for his non-profit work helping under-developed communities to access clean water, sanitation and basic human rights.