Committed organisations will be recognised at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards on Thursday, 14 April 2016 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, where the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor and the CEO of BUSA Khanyisile Kweyama are expected to speak. Some of the award finalists include Woolworths, City of Tshwane, Sun International, Murray & Roberts, AfroCentric Health, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, DHL Express and Eskom Holdings.
Some of the companies that have shown consistent commitment to empowerment in the last 15 years, which will be recognised as Legends of Empowerment include: Absa Group Limited; Coega Development Corporation; Nedbank; KPMG; McKinsey & Company; Metropolitan Holdings Ltd; Netcare Limited; Super Group Limited; Total SA; Volkswagen Group South Africa; Woolworths ; South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA); Department of Science and Technology; National Empowerment Fund and FirstRand Limited.
Donald Liphoko, Acting Director General, Government Communications Information Services, and one of the judges, “I have a sense that we don’t acknowledge the amount of work that happens in South Africa particularly in the space of business leadership and innovation. It is important that we start to share some of these good stories because it motivates other people and also builds the kind of confidence that you need as a country.”
Winners within the following categories will be announced:
FAST GROWTH BLACK-OWNED SMME AWARD Sponsored By SENET MANAGEMENT CONSULTING Bulichule Training & Consulting Godimong Consulting Engineers LA Consulting Engineers Moyomuhle Social Solutions Ngubane & Co Orizoe Services Staza Cleaning Services
SED (SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT) AWARD Sponsored By DESTO AfroCentric Health Aspen Pharmacare Holdings DHL Express Eskom Holdings SOC Foskor K.Carrim Builders Hardware Murray & Roberts Spring Lights Gas Sun International Ulwazi Protection Services
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AWARD (>R1 Billion) Sponsored By TOTAL SA Accenture SA Haw & Ingils Civil Engineering McKinsey & Company MultiChoice South Africa Holdings PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc Woolworths Holdings Ltd
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AWARD ( Britehouse SSD Elgin Brown and Hamer FleetAfrica Southern African Shipyards
ENTERPRISE & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT AWARD AfroCentric Health Elgin Brown and Hamer ENSafrica FleetAfrica Haw & Inglis Civil Engineering Hudaco Industries Megaphase Road Marking & Traffic Signs MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Murray & Roberts Palabora Copper Sun International Zonke Monitoring Systems
JOB CREATION AWARD Sponsored By RAND WATER Adenco Construction Coega Development Corporation FleetAfrica Isilumko Staffing Maponya Inc Southern African Shipyards
TOP EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR OF 2016 AWARD Boniswa Corporate Solutions - Lynette Magasa Godimong Consulting Engineers - Norman Mongae Marine Data Solutions - Steve Nell Naledi Rail Engineering - Wahed Rasool Staza Cleaning Services- Stella Mokwena
TOP EMPOWERED YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD (UNDER 40 YEARS) Sponsored By TUMI Ditshego Media - Tebogo Ditshego DNA Brand Architects - Sylvester Chauke Mhlathuze Water - Megan Govender Moyomuhle Social Solutions - Sikhumbuzo Thabede
TOP EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD City of Tshwane - Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa North West Parks - Mothobi Edward Mothobi South African Civil Aviation Authority – Dr Poppy Khoza Strategic Fuel Fund - Marion de Wet
TOP EMPOWERED BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD Sponsored By Public Sector Manager (PSM) Lion of Africa - Bonga Myeza Maponya Inc - Phatudi Maponya Nambiti Technologies - Kevin Paul Nyeleti Consulting - Abe Thela WOA Fuels & Oils - Pria Hassan
TOP EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD City of Tshwane Mhlathuze Water North West Parks South African Civil Aviation Authority Strategic Fuel Fund Umgeni Water
TOP EMPOWERED VISION 2030 AWARD Sponsored by MMI Holdings Coega Development Corporation Naledi Rail Engineering PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc Southern African Shipyards Strategic Fuel Fund
TOP EMPOWERED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD Adenco Construction McKinsey & Company MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Nedbank Ltd Spring Lights Gas Woodford Group
Molebatsi Moagi, Managing Director, Centre of Supplier Development and one of the judges: “It is about striving for excellence and going beyond compliance. You have to go an extra mile to show the commitment that you believe in what you are doing”.
This year, organisations that have generated real impact in the transformation in the last 15 years will be honoured through “The Legend of Empowerment” award.
The Vision 2030 Award is new in the stable, recognising private companies that have initiatives contributing to the NDP’s 2030 goal.
To attend the ceremony contact: Rose Setshoge on 086 000 9590/ 083 997 9922 or
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