List of Awards
In our quest for service excellence in endeavouring to serve humanity in need, our activities were acknowledged through 126 diverse national and international awards, citations, commendations and special recognition. This section profiles this recognition and includes 4 awards from Heads of State, including the President's Order of the Star of South Africa, the highest civilian award in the country.
- 1993 - 19 Oct - President's Order of the Star of South Africa from President F.W. De Klerk, which is the highest civilian award in the country.
- 1997 - 25 Apr - Pietermaritzburg City Council Civic Commendation Award from President Nelson Mandela for Outstanding Community Service.
- 2006 - 30 Jun - Presidential Award, Tamgha-i-Eisaar, from the President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, for Pakistan Earthquake
- 2010 - 27 Apr - President Jacob Zuma honours Dr Sooliman with the Order of the Grand Counsellor of the Baobab: Silver award for his excellent contribution through Gift of the Givers to humanitarian aid nationally and internationally.
- 2018 - 01 Feb - Former President FW de Klerk presents the Goodwill Award to Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.
8 Honorary Doctorates:
- 2007 - 20 Sep - Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences awarded to Dr Imtiaz Sooliman from Tshwane University of Technology
- 2010 - 23 Apr - Honorary Doctorate in Social Science awarded to Dr Sooliman by University of KwaZulu Natal.
- 2010 - 06 Sep - Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences awarded to Dr Sooliman by Durban University of Technology.
- 2016 - 01 Apr - Dr Imtiaz Sooliman receives Honourary Doctorate from Rhodes University.
- 2016 - 16 Apr - Dr Imtiaz Sooliman receives Honorary Doctorate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
- 2016 - 11 May - Dr Imtiaz Sooliman receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Fort Hare.
- 2016 - 08 Sep - Dr Imtiaz Sooliman receives Honorary Doctorate from the Vaal University of Technology, Faculty of Science.
- 2017 - 07 Sep - Dr Imtiaz Sooliman receives the Chancellor's Medal from the University of Pretoria.
- 2018 – 20 Mar - Dr Imtiaz Sooliman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Stellenbosch for the establishment of the Gift of the Givers.
- 2015 - 14 Feb - Ubuntu Award from the Department of International Relations for Social Diplomacy.
- 2016 - 03 Jun - MEC's Service Excellence Award from Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, MEC of Health, KZN.
- 2014 - Dr Sooliman profiled as 1 of 21 South African Icons.
- 2013 and 2014 - Dr Sooliman chosen as 1 of the100 Most World Class South Africans by City Press.
- 2009 - 18 Nov - Recognised as one of 500 of the world's most influential Muslims in a book by Professor John Esposito of Georgetown University.
- 2010- May - Featured as one of 27 outstanding South Africans in the book "Remarkable South Africans", written by Line Hadsbjerg.
- 2005 - Paul Harris Award [Highest award from Rotary]
- 2006 - 13 Sep -Gandhi Development Trust Occasional Satyagraha Award
- 2008 - 28 Nov - South African Medical Association Excellence in Health Care Award
- 2015 - 15 Aug - LeadSA Inaugural Changemakers 2015 Award
- 2017 - 06 Dec - Gift of the Givers was selected both by corporates and NGO's as the number one NPO in South Africa.
More awards listed below