The SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards find, support and scale social innovations that address socio-economic and environmental challenges. By providing challenge funding and tailored mentorship to promising local innovators, it contributes to the alleviation of social problems and help to improve the quality of life for many South Africans, with an emphasis on women, youth, people living with disabilities or those in rural areas.
The SAB Foundation has announced the 17 finalists in its eleventh annual Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards. The final winners, including six finalists in its sixth annual Disability Empowerment Awards, will be announced at an award ceremony on 30 November 2021.
The public is encouraged to join in through the SAB Foundation Facebook page to watch the live broadcast to see which of the finalists will walk away with awards and grants up to the value of R1.3 million. A total of R12.95 million will be awarded to social innovators and entrepreneurs on the day.
The Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards is held each year to source and support innovation that shows that it can solve a social problem in a new and efficient way while adopting a sustainable business model.
The finalists were selected from over 750 entries and were subjected to three rigorous rounds of judging and due diligence by esteemed experts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector.
"We are excited to announce the finalists of our 2021 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards that will take place on 30 November!"
The finalists are:
1. Mobile Woundcare Clinic
2. Ka - Dah Device
4. Ruby Wheelchair
5. ShazaCin Mobile Application
6. Sign Language Teacher's Training Programme
1. Bee Loved Honey
2. Blaq Market Gcwalisa
3. Desert Green Africa
4. Foi Science Healing Biopolymers
7. Khula! Ecosystem
8. Lizwe Meat
9. Mapha Logistics
10. Natural Ingredients (Bulbine Frutesence)
11. Pneumonia Diagnosis with Machine Learning
12. Risk Management and Microfinancing for Grain farmers
13. Siyaphambili Pre-Paid Taxi App
14. StokFella Mobile App
15. TrakTa Bicycles
16. Urban Mobility Solutions
17. Umphakathi Recycler's Burial Scheme