Mama Lillian Hlongwane, a resident of Thembisa, received a significant accolade. She was bestowed with the prestigious “Community Builder of the Year” award during a ceremony held at the Birchwood Conference Centre on August 5.
The recognition she received was sponsored by the MEC for Health and Social Development, a testament to the impact of her work within the community. The event was thoughtfully orchestrated by Sibahle Bath Salts, adding a touch of organisation and purpose to the proceedings.
Mama Lillian Hlongwane’s dedication to community welfare has been evident through her longstanding role as a ward committee member for Ward 11. This portfolio focuses on the crucial aspects of women’s and children’s well-being, a responsibility she has diligently upheld since 2011.
Her passions extend to addressing pressing community social issues, particularly advocating for the rights and protection of abused, neglected, and vulnerable elderly individuals and children. This reflects her deep-seated concern for the welfare of those who often face challenges.
In her own words, Hlongwane articulated, “If you are enthusiastic about serving the people, you must act rather than wait to be called upon.” This sentiment captures her proactive approach to community service, where her enthusiasm and commitment have led her to take meaningful action to make a positive difference in the lives of those she serves.
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