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Momentum Metropolitan Holdings honours its Volunteers champions at annual Lesedi Awards2020

19 November 2020 Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
Kim Chonguica - Winner of the Volunteer Business Leader Award

Kim Chonguica - Winner of the Volunteer Business Leader Award

Elias Monare - Winner of the Lesedi Spirit of Volunteering Award

Elias Monare - Winner of the Lesedi Spirit of Volunteering Award

Manqoba Cele - First runner up for the Business Leader Award

Manqoba Cele - First runner up for the Business Leader Award

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings is proud to announce the winners of its fifth annual Lesedi Awards at a hybrid digital/physical event hosted in Sandton recently and webcast globally.

The Lesedi Awards shine the light on the power of volunteering in all its forms, from payroll giving to face-to-face and virtual volunteering, to drive positive change – and celebrate the organisation’s employees who dedicate their valuable time and resources to give back to and make a difference in their communities.

“The way our people showed up and continued to do their most to act as agents of positive change even in the most difficult circumstances, was truly impressive and inspiring. This made commemorating our people, who had to get creative in how they showed care, given the unique challenges of 2020 where many South Africans were simply trying to survive, more important than ever. We are proud of the culture of volunteering they continue to champion,” Charlene Lackay, Head of CSI for Momentum Metropolitan.

This is why the organisation chose to focus this year’s awards on the concept of ‘We. Stronger than Me’ – focusing on how being connected in kindness and marrying individual efforts can create a groundswell of real change and help foster a spirit of community and active citizenship. Employee’s efforts are underpinned and supported by business leaders using their own voices and actions for good. These all come together to create an ecosystem centered around care that empowers communities and builds resilience.

As part of this ecosystem, the Awards feature seven categories and an eighth grand prize-winner of the Lesedi Spirit of Volunteerism award is selected from those seven winners.

Winners, runners-up and 10 finalists are awarded prize-money to take back to the communities and projects they support, which this year will help build and restore these communities. Winners in each category receive R15 000, while first and second runners-up receive R10 000 and R7 500 respectively. Finalists each receive R5 000. The Lesedi Awards judges are also given R5 000 for the charity of their choice. The total contribution to 2020 Lesedi Awards beneficiaries will be R292 500.

The winners in the eight Lesedi Awards categories are:

Lesedi Individual Award

Name

Raking

Destination

Elias Monare

Winner

Gauteng

Marilize Johannes

1st  Runner Up

Western Cape

Emma Brunette

2nd Runner Up

Western Cape

Lesedi Team Award

TSG Mentee Support

Winner

Gauteng

Durban CSI Team

1st  Runner Up

KwaZulu-Natal

Legacy Solutions South and North Social Club

2nd Runner Up

Western Cape/Gauteng

Lesedi Volunteer Business Leader Award

Kim Chonguica

Winner

Gauteng

Manqoba Cele

1st  Runner Up

Gauteng

George Evans

2nd Runner Up

Western Cape

Lesedi International Award

Maliako Koatja

Winner

Lesotho

Seenyane Nthejane

1st  Runner Up

Lesotho

Archibald Ayiteyadjin

2nd Runner Up

Ghana

Lesedi Exceptional Volunteer Champion Award

Mildred Majadibodu

Winner

Gauteng

Berenice Ogundele

1st  Runner Up

Western `Cape

Nosipho Mabadi

2nd Runner Up

Western Cape

Lesedi Most consistent Payroll giver Award

Winner wishes to remain anonymous

 

 

Lesedi Most Active on Forgood Award

Susan Prinsloo

Winner

Gauteng

Lesedi Spirit of Volunteering Award

Elias Monare

Winner

Gauteng

 

“Positivity has always been the driving force of the Lesedi Awards, and this year’s winners embody the spirit of community, connection and citizenship that these awards stand for, illustrating how individual efforts to show care can come together to create a positive change that makes us all stronger,” says Lackay.

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