Brand South Africa has congratulated Gift of the Givers foundation founder Imtiaz Sooliman, who was awarded the Global Citizen Award by the international advisory firm Henley & Partners.
The Global Citizen Award is bestowed annually on an inspirational global citizen, who has made an extraordinary contribution towards improving the global community.
Brand South Africa CEO Kingsley Makhubela welcomed the announcement, saying Sooliman is indeed a worthy recipient of this international honour.
Makhubela said the work that Gift of the Givers does positions the South African nation brand as a good international citizen, while citizens fly the flag high by giving so selflessly to people in need.
"The reputation of the South African nation brand rests on all South Africans. Gift of the Givers communicate the message of a South Africa that is caring, compassionate and committed to the wellbeing of its people and the international community at large. This is the ethos of our domestic mobilisation programme, Play Your Part, and we salute Dr Sooliman and his team."
The Global Citizen Award consists of a specially made commemorative medal, an award certificate signed by the President of the Award Committee and USD50 000 monetary prize, USD 25 000 of which is donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support the global refugee cause.
Source: South African Government News Agency.