Lesley Ann van Selm winning big

///Lesley Ann van Selm winning big

Lesley Ann van Selm winning big






United Kingdom, 2019 – Acquisition International Magazine announces that Lesley Ann van Selm and Khulisa Social Solutions have been awarded the title of Best Non-Profit Social Change Organisation 2019 – South Africa.

Acquisition INTL is a monthly magazine owned by AI Global Media Ltd, a publishing house that has reinvigorated corporate news and reporting.  The magazine has a global circulation, which brings together all parties involved in deal making and, in an increasingly global deal market we are uniquely positioned to reach the deal makers that matter.

This is award follows an announcement only last week when Lesley Ann, Founder of Khulisa in 1997, was celebrated as a winner of the CEO Today Global Awards which celebrates the success, innovation and strategic vision of CEOs around the world.


Recognition for Khulisa’s innovative and impact generating interventions over the past 22 years is attested by 17 global award nominations and prizes, with its receiving the London-based South African Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious “Play Your Part” Award in 2018.  In 2001 Lesley Ann was elected as an Ashoka Fellow.

Khulisa describes itself as a catalyst organisation that has developed high level methodologies to interpret community’s needs through storytelling, action research and resilience development programmes in order to articulate how best investors should invest their BBBEE money in ways which are capable of measuring demonstrable return on investment.

Khulisa has adopted a Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) approach to community-based research and intervention, in which Khulisa capacitates community members to take part in action research and through capacity building become agents of system-wide transformation under the auspices and guidance of Khulisa and/or our suitably qualified associates.

In the past two years Khulisa has impacted on the lives of 750,000 people in South Africa and over the past ten years since Khulisa opened its doors in London, over three million youth at risk and in conflict with the law.

Often seen as the ‘mother ship’ organisation Khulisa works in collaboration with in excess of 800 NGOs across the country identifying opportunities for collaboration, capacity building and enhanced service delivery.

Working with vulnerable communities in a number of African countries, in collaboration with existing well established NGOs, Khulisa will be expanding its service delivery by availing its IP and monitoring and evaluation methodologies in order to share their body of knowledge gained experientially and scientifically over the past 22 years.

For further information contact:

Lesley Ann van Selm:             lesleyann@khulisa.org.za / 082 601 2299

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