PMR.africa has presented Crime Line head, Yusuf Abramjee with the Diamond Arrow award 2013 for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
PMR.africa hosted its annual “Muslim Business Survey and Achievers Awards” ceremony in Rosebank Johannesburg today.
Abramjee was presented with the award “for individuals held in high esteem over the past 12 months for their commitment to corporate social responsibility initiatives.”
The survey was “rated by a random sample of 100 respondents comprising of CEO’s, MD’s, business owners, company directors and managers and senior community leaders representing the Muslim Community in Gauteng,” said PMR.africa’s Johan Hatting.
“Yusuf Abramjee received the highest rating from this year’s survey – Outstanding…1st overall” said Hatting.
Abramjee said he was “honoured and humbled” to receive the award. “Initiatives such as Crime Line and Lead SA are team efforts.”
Crime Line is an anonymous tip-off service and it was launched as a Primedia group initiative over six years ago.
Thanks to anonymous tip-offs from the public, thousands of criminals have been arrested and millions of Rands of drugs, stolen and counterfeit property have been seized.
Abramjee said: “We thank the public for the support. Blowing the whistle on crime should be the responsibility of each and every citizen.”
The Lead SA activist added that “community service should be the rule rather than the exception.”
Crime Line recently scooped two top awards at the annual Crime Stoppers International (CSI) conference in Barbados.
In April this year, Abramjee received a national order, the Order of Baobab, from President Jacob Zuma for “community development” – the highest recognition a government can give a citizen.