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Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards finalists announced

After a week of intense deliberation by an esteemed panel of judges in Johannesburg this week, the finalists in the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards (MOEA) have been decided. The Awards are South Africa's foremost Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) awards initiative, hosted by Topco Media's annual empowerment publication Impumelelo, which documents BEE success stories.
The finalists in their categories are:

Top Empowered Company in ICT
Voltsing Electrical (Pty) Ltd
Torque Technical Computer Training PTY Ltd
Dimension Data (Pty) LTD
iBurst (Proprietary) Ltd
Square One Solutions Group Ltd

Top Empowered Company in Health, Safety & Security
Hlanganani Protection Services
Bonitas Medical Fund
Isilulu Professional Services

Top Empowered Company in Retail & Property
Ithuba Valves & Industrial Supplies cc

Top Empowered Company in Financial Services
First Rand Limited
Metropolitan Holdings Ltd
Standard Bank

Top Empowered Company in Business Support Services
Kelly Group
PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc

Top Empowered Company in CSI
Makwetla & Associates
Telkom Foundation

Top Empowered Company in Sustainability & Beyond
Voltsing Electrical (Pty) Ltd
First National Bank

Top Empowered Company in Logistics
Super Group Limited

Top SMME Empowered Company (turnover below 50m)
Kgasi Trading
Reshebile Aviation & Protection Services
21st Century Pay Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd
Maserumule Incorporated Attorneys

Top New & Innovative Company
African Access Holdings (Pty) Ltd
kopano Travel

Most improved year-on-year BEE score card
Tongaat Hulett Ltd
Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd
iBurst (Proprietary) Ltd

Top Empowered National or Regional Transforming Government Department
Department of Defence
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
National Treasury
Top Empowered Transforming Municipality or Province
West Rand District Municipality
JHB Water

Top Transforming Government Agency or Parastatal
EC Tourism Board
Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
National Empowerment Fund

Other awards that will be announced on the night include:
Top Black Entrepreneur of the Year
Top Young Black Entrepreneur of the Year (under 35)
Top Black Businesswoman Of the year
Top Black Businessman Of the year
Top Black Business Of the year

The awards are aimed at acknowledging, congratulating and celebrating the efforts made by local companies towards the development of BEE and employment equity. All the finalists deserve recognition for their commitment to the future of empowerment in South Africa. Meet these business leaders who are making empowerment happen at the MOEA ceremony, taking place on Thursday the 19th of March at the Sandton Convention Centre. For more information on the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards and to book your table, please call Laura Barker on 021 791 7100.

12 Mar 2009 10:53