Mam Khanyi has received extensive recognition for her dedication
Nedbank Hero of the Month – Mam Khanyi was nominated as the Nedbank Hero of the Month in November 2009 for Community Building. Her R10,000 prize money went straight back into her Home of Hope shelter in Hillbrow.
- Winner of the 2010 Feather Award in the Women’s National Community Builder and Humanitarian category – The Feather Awards (sponsored by 1st For Women Insurance Brokers) recognises the extraordinary women of South Africa and the meaningful contributions they have made to society and to the lives of other women. At the Feather Awards ceremony on 25 March 2010 Mam Khanyi was recognised for her tireless contribution to her community; she was the winner in the Women’s National Community Builder and Humanitarian Category.
- Shoprite-Checkers Woman of the Year- Youth Movers 2010 – The Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Award rewards exceptional and visionary women who have made an impact on the lives of many South Africans. This award focuses the attention of the people on finding solutions for critical matters affecting the future. The winners are awarded with individual prize money and also given R100 000 towards the work they do for a better future. Mam Khanyi was voted by the public as the winner in the Youth Movers category.Watch a clip about the award here.
In addition to the above, in 2010 the Rotary Clubs of Rosebank and Randburg awarded Mam Khanyi for Community Building.