Former Award Recipients

2016 Recipient – Bheki Kunene, Founder of Mind Trix Media

Bheki was the first business leader to be recognized with our Global Leadership Award.

Founder of Mind Trix Media, the first design company based in the township of Guguletu, South Africa, Bheki hires and trains people from the community and gives back through corporate volunteerism and philanthropy.

2015 Recipient – Vuyiseka Dubula, Founder of Activist Centre for Education & Development

Vuyi, an extraordinary role model, was recognized for her commitment to her community, especially her efforts to mentor, support, and educate girls and women. As the former Secretary General of South Africa’s preeminent HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, the Treatment Action Campaign, Vuyi has dedicated her life to social justice issues.

2014 Recipient – Patricia Sola and John Mafukidze, co-founders of Hope Initiatives of Southern Africa (HISA)

Patricia and John are dedicated to the people who live in their community outside of Windhoek, Namibia. Visionaries in providing food and education to orphans and vulnerable children, they have transformed lives through their hard work and determination.

2013 Recipient – Mandla Majola, founder of Movement for Social Justice and Change

Mandla was a clear choice to receive Acacia Global’s first Global Leadership Award. A respected and fearless advocate, he has lead prestigious nonprofits such as the Treatment Action Campaign and the Social Justice Coalition. His work has resulted in improved treatment for people with HIV/AIDS, reduced rates of rape and incidents of gender-based violence, and increased access to safe drinking water and cleaner sanitation.