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Yusuf Abramjee - LeadSA representative

The Order of the Baobab in

Yusuf Abramjee - LeadSA representative Awarded for:
His excellent contribution to the field of community development through LeadSA.

Profile of Yusuf Abramjee

Yusuf Abramjee is a journalist by trade, but he does not limit himself to the newsroom. Abramjee is a leader whose mission is to ensure progress in community development in a democratic society. He completed his primary school education at the Laudium Secondary School in Pretoria in 1982, and his tertiary education at Transvaal College of Education in Laudium in 1985.

As a man of vision and action who chooses to contribute rather than criticise, Abramjee, through the LeadSA campaigns, has worked closely with the Department of Basic Education to ensure improvement in South Africa’s education system.

He is a trustee of the Shout Foundation, a campaign working to create a safer South Africa and has been at the head of Crime Line since the launch of the tip-off service in 2007. Under his leadership, Crime Line has led to numerous arrests and millions in seizures Abramjee is current Chairman of the National Press Club and also served as Chairman of the National Press Club from 2000 until 2003. His work has garnered him recognitions such as the LAROSA Award in 1998, Leadership and Communicator of the Year in 2000, and Security Personality of the Year in 2001. Abramjee is a valuable asset to our country and patron of our democracy.