Brand South Africa to celebrate Oprah’s inspiring philanthropy


JOHANNESBURG, October 14 2013 – Brand South Africa will later today celebrate international media personality Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring philanthropy, the world over and particularly in South Africa, by awarding her with a Play Your Part certificate of appreciation.

The certificate honours Oprah’s efforts for playing her part to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of thousands of people, the world over, particularly through education.

Speaking ahead of the event, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “Oprah’s efforts directly speak to the Millennium Development Goals around which the world unites to ensure a better quality of life for all.”

“Generations of now and the future deserve healthy and fulfilled lives.  We all need to play our part in working together so our children have the nutrition, education and skills that will ensure their lives are productive and meaningful.  Our National Development Plan spells out how we can all contribute towards making this a reality in our country so we can tell our inspiring story to the world.  This will also contribute to the sustainability of our country way beyond Vision 2030.”

“We are inspired by people like Oprah who do ordinary things extraordinarily and we honour her for playing her part in our country and beyond,” concluded Mr Matola.

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