Urban Hero Awards 2018 WAS a massive success!

The Urban Hero Awards are the Oscars for youth at risk, where young people who were once the problem and are now apart of the solution, are celebrated for the transformation that has happened in their lives and the impact they are making in their communities.

Mark Slessenger, Deputy CEO of The Message Trust SA describes the event as “… an awards evening which is a celebration of young people’s stories, those who have turned their lives around and said no to gangsterism and crime. Young people who are now making a positive contribution to society,”

The Message Trust SA was supported by corporates and alike to combat gangsterism through the 2019 event, honouring our Urban Heroes.

All funds raised go to The Message Trust to continue their work amongst youth at risk in schools, prisons and communities in Cape Town.

For more information on future Urban Hero events contact Candice Alben:

021 685 1535 or email: Candice.alben@message.org.za.


The inaugural Urban Hero Awards took place in November 2018 at the Ritz Hotel in Sea Point.


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