Impumelelo Innovations Awards
Coverage on SABC after the awards ceremony!
“Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust identifies, rewards and promotes good governance and service delivery through an annual awards programme, case study research, policy analysis, training workshops, and encouraging replication.”
The biggest Impumelelo award ceremony in the Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust's history took place at Cape Town City Hall on 17 February. Compliments and well wishes have not stopped flowing.
The award winning projects are:
Vincent Maake (Engineering Services Manager), Mabakane Mangena ( Municipal Manager) Napoleon Mboweni ( Councilor), Handwell Phakula ( Head of division Land and property), Ludic Mahayi ( Head of division Building and Maintenance Services) all from the Greater Tzaneen Municipality with Pierre Roux Impumelelo Evaluator (with the colourful shirt) enjoy light moments after the presentation.
In the midst of one of Cape Town's poorest townships, Nyanga lies an Oasis of clean white walls, open space and well trimmed grass - the Etafeni Day Care Centre. This is a one stop shop designed to give holistic support to HIV affected children but it has expanded into a hub of HIV related services to Nyanga. Twenty councillors work in ten clinics in the area. The school itself accommodates 53 children btween the ages of 3-6. Stephanie Kilroe and Luvuyo Zahela presented Etafeni to the judges.
The Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust final adjudications took place in the City of Cape Town's council chambers on 29 and 30 November. 31 projects which included projects dealign with HIV and Aids, Housing, Environment and Public works all presented their models to a select panel of Impumelelo judges. The venue above was perfect.
After seven years we now have a weblog! The public sector and anyone interested in development and service delivery in South Africa can now come and learn more about Impumelelo, its objectives, programmes and day to day events.
We strongly believe that practical and implementable solutions exist to address poverty in South Africa. Moreover, based on more than 1300 submissions, Impumelelo in its seven years of operation has built up an unprecedented database of projects accross a range of sectors including agriculture, community development, criminal justice, education, infrastructure development, HIV/AIDS, water delivery and the like.
Since 2004, Impumelelo has embarked on a series of case studies focussing on HIV/AIDS, Housing, Public Works, Sanitation & Waste Management, the Environment and Criminal Justice, using the award winning projects to demonstrate good or best practice and lessons learned from the public sector. In addition, "impumelelo" our annual magazine features the award winners in a high quality publication which is distributed to all levels of government in South Africa.