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Winners of the 2006 Fidentia Top Empowerment Awards

The aviator flies high; Geraldine does it again; Trevor is top man in government; Yolanda and Phuthuma win top business honours and Tutu awarded honorary laureate.
On 9 November 2006 at the Fidentia Top Empowerment Awards event - billed as the most prestigious event on the SA business calendar - the winners of both the Impumelelo Top Empowerment Companies 2006 Awards and the Top Women in Business & Government 2006 Awards were announced.

The event that, in addition to title partner Fidentia, also attracted major sponsorship from Absa and Faritec, took place at the Extreme Lifestyle Centre in Fourways and was attended by 900 high profile businessmen and women, including CEOs, directors, government ministers and dignitaries, business owners and entrepreneurs, senior managers and all the right people in business and government. The 2006 winners are:

Top Corporate Social Investment CompanyFirst Rand Foundation
Top Emerging Gender Empowered CompanySRS Aviation (Pty) Ltd
Top Emerging Empowered CompanyiBurst
Sponsored by BHP Billiton
Top Empowered Company (by category)
- ResourcesAfrican Rainbow Minerals
- ManufacturingATC (Pty) Ltd
- Food Processors & ProducersPremier Foods Ltd
- HealthcareLife Health Care Group (Pty) Ltd
- ConstructionColumbia DBL (Pty) Ltd
- InvestmentCommunity Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd
- PharmaceuticalsEnaleni Cipla
- RetailLA Group (Pty) Ltd
- Leisure & EntertainmentTsogo Sun Holdings
- Media & PhotographyKagiso Media Ltd
- Business Support ServicesDirect Channel Holdings (Pty) Ltd
- TransportEquity Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd
- TelecommunicationsMTN Group Ltd
- UtilitiesRand Water
- FinancialsOasis Group Holdings
- Information TechnologyGijima Ast (Pty) Ltd
Top Empowered Entrepreneur (female)Sibongile Sambo
Top Empowered Entrepreneur (male)Greg Maloka
Top Government Personality (female)Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi (2nd year)
Top Government Personality (male)Trevor Manuel (2nd year)
Top Gender Empowered CompanyMatlejone Staffing Services cc
Sponsored by
UNISA Graduate School for Business Leadership
Top Empowered Company of the YearMTN Group Ltd
(chosen from the sector winners above)
Top Empowered Businesswoman of the YearYolanda Cuba
Top Empowered Businessman of the YearPhuthuma Nhleko
The Fidentia Top Empowerment Awards
Honorary Laureate
Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Fidentia Top Empowerment Awards' Honorary Laureate pays tribute to a South African individual in honour of his/her undisputed contribution to the betterment of life, not only for marginalised groups in South Africa but for everyone. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was named as Laureate by unanimous vote.

14 Nov 2006 15:38