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Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Our honorary recipient is a world-renowned singer and songwriter as well as a respected entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher – plus the proud mother of four. She champions the global fight on  AIDS, TB and Malaria, sits on the boards of several NGOs, and was chosen by Nelson Mandela as the first ambassador for his children’s fund. She has also established her own charity foundation, the ‘Princess of Africa’  -whose name has become a term of endearment for this iconic woman herself.  In 2012, she was the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum‘s Crystal Award in Davos. Please raise your glass of umqombothi in honour of our 2017 Standard Bank Lifetime Achiever, Yvonne Chaka Chaka.