THE Hibiscus Coast Municipality Mayoral Community awards, at the Margate Hotel last Thursday, were a resounding success. In the fine arts category, focusing on painting, sculpting and fashion design, Lungisa Matubatuba won best fine art for painting, Thokozani Dlamini for sculpting and Lantsula Designers for best recycled design.The mayor gives away discretionary awards and a number of people from organisations and departments received them.Silochini Pillay was awarded the 2016 Human Rights Activist award, Brigadier Moodley for outstanding community service and Miles van der Molen earned a special recognition award. As Hibiscus Coast ambassadors, Pastor Reggie John and Martin Engelbrecht to the shared the award. Zamekile Alice Lushaba was awarded the lifetime achievement award.In the schools category Mdlangaswa High was awarded for the best performance in rural schools and Mlonde High was runner-up. Port Shepstone High took best performance in the urban school sub-category with Marburg Secondary the runner-up. In the best semi-urban school sub-category Gamalakhe Commercial High took the award, and runner-up was Nkonka High. Gamalakhe High also received an award for the most improved performance.Individuals were also awarded in sub-categories - arts and culture, Phumzile Mgojo took the award, runner-up was Nzimakwe City Boys, Thembelani Kofana was awarded for sport. In promotion of agricultural enterprise, Island Community Garden scooped the award. In health Bhekimpilo Organisation won, Best ECD centre, Khulanathi Crêche was awarded and Ramsgate Creche was runner-up.Thabang Business Enterprise was awarded the best emerging small business, Pumula Community Watch won for best community policing forum in urban area and Thundeza CPF took the rural area award.Esayidi TVET was awarded for being the best education-related initiative in the municipality.