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2010 Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards open for business!

Topco Media have announced that nominations are now open for this year's Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards (MOEA), to be held on 25 March at the Sandton Convention Centre.
This annual event is South Africa's pre-eminent Black Economic Empowerment awards initiative. Topco Media's flagship awards acknowledge, congratulate and celebrate the efforts made by ALL local companies across the board, from leading corporate, small individual companies and government departments towards the development and promotion of employment equity and who drive B-BBEE in every sphere of South African life.

Why Enter?
To celebrate your success in empowerment
To mark your BEE performance within business today
To gain PR and marketing exposure
To reflect on your achievements
To demonstrate your empowerment

Last year's winners include iBurst; Bonitas Medical Fund; Woolworths; First Rand Limited; The Kelly Group; Telkom Foundation; First National Bank; Super Group Limited; Maserumule Incorporated Attorneys; Department of Defence; Johannesburg Water (Pty) Ltd and the National Empowerment Fund. The ‘Top Black Business' award went to African Access Holdings (Pty) Ltd and their CEO, Shaun Battlemann, won the ‘Top Black Entrepreneur' award. Geeta Singh from Voltsing Electrical was given the ‘Top Black Businesswoman of the Year' award and Mfundo Wiseman Thango; the CEO of Mpilende Foods (Pty) Ltd received the ‘Top Young Black Entrepreneur (under 35)' award. Mthunzi Mdwaba from Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd received the ‘Top Black Businessman' award.

How to enter?
Go on-line to and complete the entry form, or contact Topco Media on 021 791 7100.

Which Category should you enter?
Choose from the categories below:

Individual Categories:

Top Young Black Entrepreneur
Top Black Entrepreneur
Top Black Public Sector Executive
Top Black Businesswoman - Sponsored by Metropolitan
Top Black Businessman

Overall winner: Top Black Business of the Year

Organisation Categories:
  1. Mining & Energy Giant Award - Empowerment runs deep

  2. Industrial Icon Award - Forging a new way

  3. Media Marvel Award - Visible commitment

  4. Nourish the Nation Award - From grassroots to global

  5. Heal the Nation Award - Empowerment diagnosed
    Sponsored by Metropolitan

  6. National Value Award - Retailers for change
    Sponsored by Metropolitan

  7. Tourism & Leisure Award - Making South Africa beautiful

  8. Unsung Business Hero Award - Empowering at every level

  9. Transport Luminary Award - Empowering from coast to coast

  10. Finance Pioneer Award - Moving change beyond numbers

  11. IT Icon Award - Programming the future

  12. National Mandate Award - Empowering government & parastatals

  13. SMME Standout Award - Rise and be counted
    Sponsored by FNB
  • If you are proud of what your company has achieved in respect of empowerment and corporate performance;
  • if you would like to position your company amongst South Africa's top empowerment performers; and
  • if you wish to generate a corporate branding opportunity;
then make sure you and/or your company enter the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards!

14 Jan 2010 11:34