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Carolyn Steyn has been named the Philanthropist of the Year at the African Achievers Awards in London for her work in uplifting South African lives.


London, United Kingdom (22 September 2022) – Carolyn Steyn is a force of good in South Africa. Her work has inspired thousands of South Africans and touched the lives of millions more.

Carolyn Steyn is a prominent figure in the worlds of philanthropy, art, music and media in South Africa. With an early career as an actress and decades of experience in the world of radio, Carolyn Steyn has become a household name and voice, with a dedication to various cultural or charitable organisations.

Many readers will know her for her work with 67 Blankets and the “KnitWits” of South Africa. Through these philanthropic pursuits, Carolyn has been recognised by the African Achievers Awards.

“What a privilege to have been in the company of such brilliant young minds at the 12th African Achiever Awards last night, honouring leaders making strides in changing the narrative of the African continent.

A particular highlight for me was listening to and meeting the former President of Mauritius, Dr. Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim. Thank you African Achiever Awards for presenting me with the award for African Philanthropist of the Year.

Knowing that the very first African Achiever Award was presented to Archbishop Desmond Tutu back in 2012 makes me feel truly humbled.” – Carolyn Steyn

This year marked the 12th annual African Achievers Awards, which was hosted in London. The awards celebrate African excellence by recognising and honouring notable individuals and organisations in Africa across multiple industries that contribute immensely to the growth and development of the continent.

The very first award was presented to Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu in 2012 to recognise his fight for human rights, justice and peace.

This adds to her accolades for 2022, as earlier this year, she was honoured by the French Embassy with the award of Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite.

Photo Credit: Carolyn Steyn

Sources: African Achievers Awards / Carolyn Steyn
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