The Gift of the Givers Foundation is much like one of our other Living Legends awardees, the Highway Hospice, in that it’s an organisation that most of us take for granted. It’s been around for going on 25 years, and is a name that we hear more and more these days as the reach of the NGO extends further and further, as does the need for its support. But when you hear the story behind this amazing organisation being told, as it was recently on SAFM’s daily book reading, you realise what an amazing organisation this really is, and how proud we should be as South Africans of the work that its members do. Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers, A Mercy to All, was written by Shafiq Morton, and details the wonderful story of the founder of the organisation, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, as well offering accounts of some of the incredible missions the NGO has been involved in.

If you missed the SAFM book reading, or if you listened to the story being told, but want to hear more, then do yourself a favour and buy yourself the book – it’s definitely a book that all South Africans should have proudly displayed on their bookshelves!