Important Communication: COVID-19

Important Communication: COVID-19

By March 17, 2020 No Comments

Dear Award Family

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) new infections in South Africa, the Management Committee of The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment has resolved to put measures in place to protect all our stakeholders, especially Award participants.

The following will be applied with immediate effect for the next 30 days:

  • All TPA offices are closed. All meetings will be conducted virtually to limit face-to-face interaction.
  • All new portfolios should be scanned and submitted electronically to the relevant offices; for the next 30 days, we will not be accepting paper-based portfolios of evidence. Portfolios that are approved, notification to collect certificates will be sent to the relevant party.
  • All Adventurous Journeys and Residential Projects must be postponed until further notice.
  • All queries to be addressed electronically or via telephone to the relevant offices.



Head Office: +27 (0)87 330 1017

Adele Latchman (CEO) –

Jaco Maree (Head of Programme) –

Palesa Matuludi (Head of Development) –

Dhilnaaz Ramdin (Operations Manager) –


Eastern Cape:

Qhama Dyakala (Project Coordinator) –

Nombulelo Habana (Administrator) –



Busisiwe Mzandolo (Programme Manager) –



Christine Wingaard (Programme Manager: In-land) –

Mduduzi Mkalipi (Programme Manager: Coastal) –

Shani Stevens (Administrator) –


Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West:

Alfred Phiri (Programme Manager) –


Northern Cape and Free State


Western Cape:

Keenan Daniels (Programme Manager) –

Mandy Smith (Administrator) –


We apologize for any inconvenience caused.



Adele Latchman

Chief Executive Officer