Imagine Awards: Honouring community builders

Published by Norman Cloete, IOL

Cape Town – The first-ever Imagine Awards are taking place on Friday at the Artscape Theatre.

The awards ceremony is the brainchild of Survé Philanthropies and will be honouring individuals and organisations who have made and are making a social impact in education, children, women, human rights, media, technology, and alike.

Director at Survé Philanthropies, Dr Iqbal Survé, said it is an umbrella body for seven different foundations, each with a specific focus area and has been involved in philanthropic work for just over two decades.

“As a family, we have decided to give most of our wealth away. You cannot live in an ivory tower when there is so much poverty on the other side of the city,” said Survé.

Survé says the idea for the awards was born from his family’s personal experiences, having started from humble beginnings.

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Survé Philanthropies launches the Imagine social impact awards

Published 12 November 2018, by IOL

Survé Philanthropies, the private foundation which houses several of the Survé family’s philanthropic initiatives, announced the launch of its inaugural Imagine Awards which will recognise individuals, organizations and institutions who are actively involved in initiatives aimed at making a social impact in various sectors.

Announcing the launch, Dr Iqbal Survé, founder and chairman of the Sekunjalo Group said that the Imagine Awards is the culmination of the Survé family’s support for initiatives which promote the transformation of South Africa and Africa’s social and economic landscapes. For over two decades, the Survé family has pledged most of its wealth generated from investments, including that of the Sekunjalo Group, through several family foundations. The foundations are active in various areas including education, arts, music, culture, childrens’ rights, human rights and climate change.

“While we have supported numerous projects over the years, the Imagine Awards is about honouring and paying tribute to individuals and organization that are working tirelessly, and often against all odds, to bring about change for a better society and a better world.

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Outgoing chair of SA chapter of BRICS Business Council hails achievements

Published 30 October 2018, by an ANA reporter

CAPE TOWN – The outgoing chair of the South African chapter of the BRICS Business Council, Dr Iqbal Survé, has hailed the achievements of the chapter which included the very successful hosting of the annual meeting which took place in KwaZulu-Natal earlier in the year.

In a statement on behalf of the outgoing BRICS Business Council, Survé, also chairman of the Sekunjalo Group, described it as an “honour and a privilege” to have served the country through the Council “and for me to have had the opportunity to lead it during the last year”.

“During this time, we have worked collaboratively to build the BRICS Business Council and have developed close ties with our colleagues in the BRICS countries, as a result.”

The BRICS nations comprise of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Survé thanked all outgoing members of the South African BRICS Business Council for their “unwavering commitment and dedication to serving their country through the Council”.

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