The Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre’s award is an independent awards programme based on rigorous evaluations. It is one of the few mechanisms that uncovers what is good and what works in South Africa. The end goal is to promote initiatives in civil society, the public, and private sector that improve the quality of the life of the poor in exceptional ways.
The intention is to mainstream social innovation throughout SA at every level of society. Every year around 20 evaluators visit more than 100 projects across the country to evaluate projects that have applied for the award, thus attracting some of SA’s best models of excellence finding solutions in sectors such as health-care, education, renewable energy, job creation, early childhood development, rural development and the empowerment of women and the girl child. It is precisely for these reasons that Impumelelo has attracted some of the country’s best solutions to the myriad of challenges that confront us.
Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre in partnership with Distell Development Trust are happy to announce that the Panel of Judges selected Free Market Foundation as an Impumelelo/Distell Award Winner 2017!
The award ceremony is on Saturday 4th November 2017, at 6pm for 6.30pm in the Artscape Opera House, Cape Town.