The awards ceremony took place at the Sandton Convention Centre.
The African Leaders 4 Change Awards recognises individuals and organisations in the philanthropy field.
“We moved here in 2010 to open the NBA office in Johannesburg, working across the continent. Our strategy to grow the game of basketball is underpinned by our commitment to making sure we use our sport and the values of the game, which teach young people to be self-reliant, confident, have respect, to learn leadership skills and teamwork,” Gallo Fall said.
“That’s what we are going to need if we are going to make sure that the whole Africa Rising narrative does not just remain a romantic dream.
“We have to make sure we equip our young people with those life skills that they will carry forward, and build the Africa that we all deserve to see.”