Pretoria – “The award is bigger than me, it’s coupled with a calling I received from the ancestors to do good by my community.”
This was the humble and selfless acceptance phrase by Dr Ephrahim Mabena after he bagged the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Award at the National Science and Technology Forum on Thursday night (NSTF-South32 Awards)
Previously the awards were made at a glittering gala dinner. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 awards took place online.
Mabena was always a firm favourite and was disguised by being the only traditional doctors among professors.
He said the award was reassuring for the community of Mamelodi and frowned upon traditional healers who contributed a lot in the well being of people.