Press Release: Riekie Van der Burg Joins the Exclusive Ranks of The South Africa Business Network
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, December 5, 2012 /South Africa Business Network / — An entrepreneur in the community service industry with over 20 years of diverse professional experience in the field of social work, Riekie Van der Burg has consistently demonstrated the passion, vision, and dedication necessary to be mentioned among the elite. As a result of her phenomenal professional career, Riekie has earned inclusion in the South Africa Business Network, the world’s largest premiere networking resource for South African career professionals. Endowed with exceptional leadership abilities and an innate passion to help others, Riekie launched SA Cares for Life Inc in 1993. The organization is actively involved in creating models of care and protection for children in need. Their projects focus on early childhood development, brain development, as well as education and empowerment of caregivers. Since its inception, SA Cares for Life established unique and viable projects that include ABBA Adoptions, Africa Cares For Life with over 80 pregnancy centers, Neo Birth or Amatu Pregnancy Care, Lesedi La Batho and NorSa. Today, the projects launched by SA Cares for Life are considered specialized child welfare services. Riekie was an accomplished social worker when she decided to pursue her calling to make a difference in the lives of pregnant mothers. Drawing on her extraordinary skills as a social worker as well as on her coaching and educating talents, she joined the world of entrepreneurs by founding her own non-profit company. Nurturing the success of her projects on marketing and fundraising capacities, Riekie succeeded in transforming one small office into a multifaceted organization able to change the destiny of children in need. Despite obtaining a considerable amount of her expertise through her professional experience, Ms. Van der Burg also earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from the University of Pretoria. Moreover, she obtained a Christian Counseling Diploma and is certified in Marriage Counseling. Evidencing her proficiency in the field, she was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award by the Rotary Foundation. Riekie is also a member of the African Association for Social Workers in Practical Practice and Adoption Professionals.Use the following link to view more information on Riekie Van der Burg Browse the South Africa Business Network 
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