Media & Accolades

THE CRADLE OF HOPE has received many awards, and certificates of recognition, Regionally and Nationally:

2019

- NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR

Awarded NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR 2019 – WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).

2019

- Overall Plaque Winner (Business Woman of the Year)

2019 Business Achievers Awards OVERALL PLAQUE WINNER – BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – ACHIEVER – Melodie van Brakel, from the WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).

2018

- Overall Trophy Winner (Business Woman of the Year)

2018 Business Achievers Awards OVERALL TROPHY WINNER – BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – ACHIEVER (THIRD YEAR RUNNING) – Melodie van Brakel, from the WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).

2018

- NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR

Awarded NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR 2018 – WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).

2017

- ROCCI Community Services Champion

GOLD award winner – COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION 2017 – ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry) – Melodie van Brakel

2017

- ROCCI Community Support Organisation

GOLD award winner – COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANISATION 2017 – ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

2017

- Business Achievers Awards OVERALL TROPHY WINNER (Business Woman of the Year)

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).

2017

- NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR

Awarded NON PROFIT ORGANISATION of the YEAR 2017 – WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).

2016

- Lady ROCCI (Female Community Services Champion)

SILVER award winner – LADY ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) – Female COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION 2016.

2016

- ROCCI Community Support Organisation

GOLD award winner – ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) – Community Support Organisation 2016.

2016

- SACCI Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

SILVER award winner – SACCI (SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTY) – Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 – Melodie van Brakel.

2016

- Business Achievers Awards (Business Woman of the Year)

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).

2016

- Business Achievers Awards (Non Profit Organisation)

2016 Business Achievers Awards GOLD AWARD WINNER – NON PROFIT ORGANISATION – THE CRADLE OF HOPE, from the WRCBT (West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism).

2015

CORDIS TRUST - "Orde van die Kruik" National Award

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. 

2014

- Lady ROCCI Annual Business Awards (Community Services Champion)

SILVER award at the LADY ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) Annual Business Awards 2014 – COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION – Melodie van Brakel.

2014

- ROCCI Annual Business Awards (NPO section)

GOLD award at the ROCCI (ROODEPOORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY) Annual Business Awards 2014 – NPO section – THE CRADLE OF HOPE.

2014

- Overall Winner NPO Individual

GOLD award at the WEST RAND CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND TOURISM’s Business Achiever Awards 2014 – Overall winner in the NPO – INDIVIDUAL section – Melodie van Brakel.

2014

- WRCBT Best in NPO section

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.

2013

- ROCCI Business of the Year Awards (Community Services Champion)

GOLD award at the ROCCI Business of the Year awards for 2013, the very prestigious award of: –  “COMMUNITY SERVICES CHAMPION 2013”. 

2013

- ROCCI Business of the Year Awards (Community Support Organisation)

GOLD award at the ROCCI Business of the Year awards for 2013 – “COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANISATION”.

2013

- ROCCI Business of the Year Awards (Award Nominee)

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”.

2013

Service to the Community - Service Above Self

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”.

2013

WRCBT — Business Achiever Awards

THE CRADLE OF HOPE was a finalist in the 2013 BUSINESS ACHIEVER AWARDS of the WEST RAND CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND TOURISM.

2012 - 2013

— CEO Magazine

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”.

2012

— ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Service Above Self

On 23 November 2012, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, awarded Melodie van Brakel, a “VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD” for  “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.

2012

— Certificate of Recognition for Community Services

THE CRADLE OF HOPE received a certificate of recognition for 2012 for our Community Services from the West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism.

2012

— Chris Kruger Annual Award

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.

2010, 2011 and 2012

— Community Support Organisation

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.

2011

— Most dynamic woman in South-Africa

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.

2010 - 2011

— Community Services Champion

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.

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