Rosie Kunneke, 43, and her team of committed women have been running an animal nutrition programme in the Blikkiesdorp township in Cape Town, for a number of years.
However, when the national lockdown forced them to halt the programme, Kunneke sprang into action to establish a pop-up soup kitchen to provide free meals to the community.
Nominator JJ Oosthuysen said Kunneke went above and beyond to care for the most in need in Cape Town communities.
"The tragic consequences of Covid-19 and the adverse impact on the destitute people of Blikkiesdorp prompted Kunneke to take action," Oosthuysen said.
The programme is completely dependant on sponsors and donations.
"Rosie Kunneke did not hesitate to mobilise people and resources to provide food to the poor under difficult and often dangerous conditions."