Dinah Bronkhorst, head executive director and founder of Care Protect Invest South Africa (CPISA), was announced the winner of the annual African Achievers Awards. She received her prize during a glamorous event held in London last night. This prize is awarded to entrepreneurs, community builders and those who have efficiently contributed to Africa rising.
“In the world we are working in, organisations very seldom receive a thank you or receive recognition. I am so grateful,” Dinah says. She continues by explaining that community development stands on a tripod of time, trust and teamwork. To spend time in, on and with a community you need to understand all aspects concerning the community. In time you build trust, not only in the community itself, but also with your network of donors, who needs to see that you actually use the money for those things you said you would use it for. I do not receive this award as an individual. I share it with my family, who always understands my compassion for people and very often needs to share me with other children and community projects. I also share it with the CPISA team, and I thank them for their dedication, hard work and heart and love for the community.”
Dinah dedicates this award to every volunteer working in South African communities. “It is not an easy work and sometimes not even safe. You are the heroes in my eyes. To God all the glory.”
The African Achievers Awards recognises those who selflessly devote their time and talents toward building a stronger community.
Dinah is involved in the management of Care Protect Invest SA and Afrikaanse Toekomstrust (ATTSA) on a full-time basis. Both organisations aim to develop communities through various projects and programmes and also serve as a platform where organisations can exercise social responsibility.