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Minister Davies Announces Finalists for the 5th Annual South African Premier Business Awards

2017-11-20
 
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has announced the finalists for the 5th Annual South African Premier Business Awards. Minister Davies made the announcement during the Awards’ media launch at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Johannesburg today.

The Awards will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa in Johannesburg on 30 January 2018, under the theme Rewarding Business Excellence.

“The Awards seek to recognise and celebrate entrepreneurs and companies that invest in both human and technical resources in various activities and that are producing quality products and services,” said Davies.

This instalment of the Awards, will according to Minister Davies, recognise and honour local enterprises that promote the spirit of success, innovation, job creation, quality and good business ethics in South Africa’s business community. They will also showcase the best that South Africa has to offer in terms of products and services made in South Africa.

A call for entries was opened from 1 September 2017 and over 179 companies from all nine provinces have entered the 5th SA Premier Business Awards.

The finalists are as follows:

INVESTORS AWARD

QK Meats SA (Pty) Ltd
Defy Appliances
Sumitomo Rubbers South Africa
Coega Development Corporation
EXPORTERS AWARD

Sumitomo Rubbers South Africa
Simplus Innovation
QK Meats SA (Pty) Ltd
Aerosud Aviation (Pty) Ltd
GEW Technologies Pty Ltd
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT AWARD

Sumitomo Rubbers South Africa
National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency
Paramixed Pty
Nampak Products Limited
Sasol South Africa
MANUFACTURERS AWARD

Ndokhulu Hydraulic and Mining Supplier (Pty) Ltd
Exodus
Thekwini Wire & Fastners
Thata Ubeke Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

BLACK INDUSTRIALISTS AWARD

Ndokhulu Hydraulic and Mining Supplier (Pty) Ltd
Thekwini Wire & Fastners
Thata Ubeke Manufacturing
Shandos Construction (Pty) Ltd
Blessing Connect
 SMME AWARD

Maid 4 U
Lulaway Holdings
Mzwethembela Trading
Floida Engineering Services
Barui Briehoek Cooperative
Ndoukhulu Hydraulic and Mining Supplier
Khuphulanani Training Institute
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

Intercessor Army Franching
Sikuphiwe Trading
Kreevtiv Communications
Gridbow Engineers and Technical Services
Masifunde Training Centre
Isimangaliso Group
Mpilo
Simplus Innovation
TnM Innovations
WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES AWARD

Floida Engineering Services
Kreetiv Communication
BBD Steel Supplies
Khuphulanani Training Institute
Exodus
Khalala


PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN ENTERPRISE AWARD

Maid 4 u
La Van Skin and Body Excellence System
Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Centre
PLAY YOUR PART AWARD

Sihles Brew (Pty) Ltd
Ekhurhuleni Artisan and Skills Training Centre
Nampak Products Limited
Little Green Number
Clover Mama Africa Trust

Sponsors/ Affiliate Partners and Prizes

  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange – affiliate partner
  • Wits Business School -  academic partner
  • Tsogo Sun – sponsors

PRIZES

  • Wits Business School (WBS) – executive development programmes to qualifying employees from selected winners to the total value of R1 million,
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) - Award winner of Investor of the Year with JSE accredited training for 5 (five) of their executives / staff members
  • Tsogo Sun – weekend accommodation to select winners anywhere in South Africa

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Enquiries
Sidwell Medupe - the dti Departmental Spokesperson
Tel: 012 394 1650
Mobile: 079 492 1774
E-mail: MSMEdupe@thedti.gov.za
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