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Dr Iqbal Survé joins the Impumelelo editorial team

There is a new member of the Impumelelo editorial team for 2006. Top Companies Publishing and Events is delighted to announce that Dr Iqbal Survé is participating as consulting editor on the 2006 Impumelelo: SA's Top Empowerment Companies.
Editor, Sam Dominy: "We designed Impumelelo this year to be a powerful empowerment policy, framework and business resource, and empowered company directory. Dr Surve's widely regarded commitment to the principles of social upliftment and community investment, as well as his superb business practice, has played a strategic role in our approach to the publication this year."

Survé has a long-standing history with Top Companies and scooped the Top Personality: Businessman award for 2005, along with previous winners Patrice Motsepe, Tokyo Sexwale, Lazarus Zim and Eric Molobi.

Dr Iqbal Survé
Survé is the Chief Executive Officer of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and Chair of all Sekunjalo subsidiaries. Sekunjalo's net asset value now exceeds R1-billion and the group is poised to deliver spectacular earnings growth for the year ahead. Survé's leadership has seen Sekunjalo not only emerge stronger, but saw it pay off debts of approximately R270-million in the past four years. He is one of SA's most influential business personalities, Director of Siemens Ltd, Sietel and Pioneer Foods, among others.

He was the youngest CEO of any diversified investment company listed on the JSE and serves on the boards of several ministerial task teams and advisory councils, including the Clinton Global Initiative.

The upcoming edition for Impumelelo is poised to be 2006's 'ultimate empowerment resource'. According to Dominy, "Impumelelo does not advocate any particular stance on empowerment, but rather aims to portray BEE in SA in an authentic, comprehensive manner to assist local and international business in understanding the South African business paradigm. The publication offers knowledge-based critique, analysis and discussion on various aspects of empowerment in the country while profiling top empowered companies to facilitate trade, procurement, and investment, and to build empowered companies' brand awareness."

This year's edition will include an exclusive 60-page Corporate Social Investment supplement as well as a deeper look at South African and international investment on the African continent. Top Companies Publishing anticipates the local and international distribution of 15 000 copies of Impumelelo as well as 10 000 interactive and easily navigable CDs.

Says Survé "This edition of Impumelelo again shows how many South African companies and multinationals are committing to BEE; for this they deserve to be applauded. But doing business in SA now means doing business with companies that are getting to grips with empowerment, and Impumelelo is the definitive great guide to such companies."

Impumelelo is due for release at the end of April and follows the recent success the Impumelelo B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice Phase II Conference held in early February.

For project information please contact Stephen Paxton on (+27 21) 441 2500 or email

For editorial information please contact the Editor, Samantha Dominy on (+27 21) 441 2500 or email
23 Feb 2006 09:03