Awards

THE CRADLE OF HOPE has received various awards and certificates of recognition:

  • Co-founder Melodie van Brakel is featured in the 2012/2013 – CEO magazine: “Celebrating Excellence in Organisations, featuring South Africa’s Most Influential WOMEN in Business and Government”. 
  • Co-founder Melodie van Brakel was chosen as one of the three finalists in the 2011 CLARINS, FAIR LADY and SARIE’s “Most dynamic woman in South-Africa” awards.
  • Co-founder Melodie van Brakel received the BRONZE award at the ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and LADY ROCCI – “Community Services Champion” awards for two years running, 2010 as well as 2011.
  • THE CRADLE OF HOPE received GOLD certificates from ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry)  for three years running, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for recognition as a Community Support Organisation making a huge difference in the community.
  • THE CRADLE OF HOPE received the very prestigious CHRIS KRUGER annual award for 2012 from the West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism in appreciation of our Leadership, Counselling and Humanitarian services provided to women, children and the elderly.  
  • THE CRADLE OF HOPE received a certificate of recognition for 2012 for our Community Services from the West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism.
  • On 23 November 2012, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, awarded Melodie van Brakel, a “VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD”  for  “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.
  • THE CRADLE OF HOPE was a finalist in the 2013 BUSINESS ACHIEVER AWARDS of the WEST RAND CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND TOURISM.  
  • On 18 June 2013, the ROTARY CLUB OF KRUGERSDORP (ROTARY INTERNATIONAL) awarded Melodie van Brakel with a merit award for “SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY – SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.
  • GOLD award at the ROCCI Business of the Year awards for 2013 – “AWARD NOMINEE”.
  • GOLD award at the ROCCI Business of the Year awards for 2013 – “COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANISATION”.
  • GOLD award at the ROCCI Business of the Year awards for 2013, the very prestigious award of:  –  “COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION 2013”.
  • GOLD award at the WEST RAND CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND TOURISM’s Business Achiever Awards 2014 – Overall winner in the NPO section – THE CRADLE OF HOPE.
  • GOLD award at the WEST RAND CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND TOURISM’s Business Achiever Awards 2014 – Overall winner in the NPO – INDIVUAL section – Melodie van Brakel.
  • GOLD award at the ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) Annual Business Awards 2014 – NPO section – THE CRADLE OF HOPE.
  • SILVER award at the LADY ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) Annual Business Awards 2014 – COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION – Melodie van Brakel.
  • During March 2015, CORDIS TRUST, awarded Melodie van Brakel with a very special award, “Orde van die Kruik”.   This is an annual National Award in South Africa that is presented to a person who does exceptional works of compassion in Communities. 
  • 2016 Business Achievers Awards GOLD AWARD WINNER – NON PROFIT ORGANISATION – THE CRADLE OF HOPE, from the WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).
  • 2016 Business Achievers Awards OVERALL TROPHY WINNER – BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – ACHIEVER – Melodie van Brakel, from the WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).
  • SILVER award winner – SACCI (SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTY) – Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 – Melodie van Brakel. 
  • GOLD award winner – ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) – Community Support Organisation 2016.
  • SILVER award winner – LADY ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) – Female COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION 2016.
  • Awarded NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR 2017 – WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).
  • 2017 Business Achievers Awards OVERALL TROPHY WINNER – BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – ACHIEVER – Melodie van Brakel, from the WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).
  • GOLD award winner – COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANISATION 2017 – ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
  • GOLD award winner – COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION 2017 – ROCCI – Melodie van Brakel (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
  • Awarded NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR 2018 – WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).
  • 2018 Business Achievers Awards OVERALL TROPHY WINNER – BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – ACHIEVER – Melodie van Brakel, from the WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).
OVERALL TROPHY WINNER – BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR