The awards aim to recognise an individual who is making a  difference within their community by committing themselves to giving back.

"The selfless nature of giving back often means that these individuals shy away from being celebrated," says Katharine Liese, head of marketing financial services at 1Life.

"It is with this in mind that we encourage people to nominate those in their communities who they feel deserve such recognition. There is so much great work being done out there and, often, it goes unnoticed," Liese adds.

"Moss simply blew us away and left us speechless. He is so deserving of this award, and we feel honoured to be able to acknowledge his commitment, work and active participation in his community. We trust this award will go a long way in motivating Moss to continue his efforts in changing lives and making a difference to those around him," Liese says.

The judging criteria to select the award winner was based on the impact that the nominee has on their community through their initiative, along with how they addressed a real community need.

"We see the value in recognising all these incredible individuals who are playing a larger role in positively changing the lives of their communities. We hope to continue with the recognition each year as part of celebrating Mzansi’s people and its spirit," Liese adds.

"Again, our congratulations must be extended to Moss. We look forward to the continued fruits of his labour – he has certainly led from the front," concludes Liese.

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