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Minister Davies Announces Techonology Awards Finalists    

2011-10-17
 

The Minister of  Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies today announced the names of 31   companies, projects and individuals that will vie for top honours in the dti Technology Awards 2011 ceremony that will be hosted by the department (the dti) at the Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane on Thursday, 20 October 2011. 


The purpose of the dti Technology Awards is to raise awareness on the benefits of using technology to improve the competitiveness of enterprises. The awards recognise individuals and organisations that contributed towards technology development and innovation in South Africa. They are also aimed at inspiring and encouraging creativity and technological innovativeness amongst business people by rewarding those that make use of technology to advance their business.


“By virtue of being selected as finalists, and getting an opportunity to be part of the Awards Ceremony that will be attended by about 500 guests in Polokwane, all the projects and individuals are already winners. Their contribution in the world of innovation and technology will be acknowledged, celebrated and recognised beyond Polokwane. They will inspire their peers and many young people who will view their impressive technological inventions at the exhibition,” said Minister Davies.

The finalists, all of whom have been supported by the dti’s three Technology Programmes, namely Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) managed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP), managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF), and the Seda Technology Programme (Stp) managed by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda). 

 
Finalists for the dti Technology Awards 2011

 

PROGRAMME

CATEGORY

NAME OF COMPANY/ PROJECT

PROVINCE/

INSTITUTION

 

Seda Technology Programme (stp)

Incubator of the year

Seda Platinum Incubator

North West

Soshanguve Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Centre

 

Gauteng

Seda Construction Incubator

KwaZulu-Natal

Most Successful Graduated Incubatee

Velile Business Enterprise

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Lakeshore Trading 102

 

KwaZulu-Natal

 

Sinotho Electrical and Civil Contractors

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Best Performing Quality Intervention

Guard-4-Sure Security Services (Pty) Ltd

Gauteng

Revival Products CC

Free State

Sinjana Engineering (Pty) Ltd      

 

Gauteng

Best Performing TTF Intervention

Mbunu B Farming Cluster

MP

Amelia Women Project CC

 

Gauteng

L and W Precision and General Engineering

Western Cape

 

 

 

 

 

Technology and Human Resource for Industry Programme (THRIP)

Small Companies

Vizier Systems (Pty) Ltd

 

Western Cape

Wisepill Technologies cc

 

Western Cape

RealTime Solutions cc

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Microvision Software 

KwaZulu-Natal

Large Companies

Rorotika Technologies (Pty) Ltd

 

Gauteng

Qmuzik Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Gauteng

Sally Williams Fine Foods (Pty) Ltd

Gauteng

 

 

 

Technology And Human Resources For Industry Programme (THRIP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resource Development -Quality and quantity of students

 

Prof GPAG Van Zijl

Stellenbosch University

Prof MJ Wingfield

University of Pretoria

Dr J Coates

Mintek (Randburg)

Competitiveness of the Industry Partner

Prof P Jagals

Tshwane University of Technology

Prof L Prozesky

University of Pretoria

Dr EE Ferg

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Outstanding Black Researcher

Prof K A Folly

University of CTN

Prof F Takawira

University of KZN

Dr P Thinyane

University of Fort Hare

Advanced Hi-Tech

Prof GP Hancke

 

University of Pretoria

Dr SJ Piketh

 

University of the Witwatersrand

Mr. N Ventura

 

University of Cape Town


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enquiry:
Sidwell Medupe (Departmental Spokesperson)
Tel: (012) 394 1650
Mobile: 079 492 1774
E-mail:
MSMedupe@thedti.gov.za
Issued: Department of Trade and Industry