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15 November 2018

Johannesburg

What are the National Business Awards

Over the last 15 years, The National Business Awards and the Top Performing publication have together become the definitive destination for South Africa’s fast-growth companies in all sectors. Through rigorous benchmarking and tracking of industry behaviour, Topco Media researches, identifies and accredits the breakthroughs, the disruptors, the innovators and the new economic champions, so that they can showcase their achievements and share best practices, policies and strategies with other ambitious companies.

Ready to take your performance to the next level?

This is your chance to rank amongst the respected elite of South African business and position your company at the summit of your industry.


Winners 2018


Adcock Ingram

 

Procter & Gamble (Highly Commended)

FedEx Express South Africa

 

Hetzner (Highly Commended)

Accenture South Africa

Mpact

Ericsson SA

 

Sponsored By
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone

Ericsson South Africa

Lemac Group SA

Sponsored By Godimong Consulting Engineers

Webhelp South Africa

The Skills Development Corporation

Coega Development Corporation

 

Sponsored By Public Sector Manager

 

Natasha Reuben – Dell Computers

Avesh Padayachee – Fibon Energy 

Dr Judey Pretorius – Biomedical Emporium (Highly Commended)

Zama Phakathi – Splendid Marketing & Communications

Veronica Motloutsi – SmartDigital Solutions (Highly Commended)

Stor-Age Property REIT Limited

Woolworths Holdings – (Highly Commended)

Sponsored By
Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology


Finalists 2018


Adcock Ingram

Britehouse a division of Dimension Data

EDSP Projects

Growthpoint

Omni HR Consulting

Procter & Gamble

Vitrovian

Defy South Africa

FedEx Express South Africa

Hetzner

Isilumko

Kuntwela Enzansi Ventures

Accenture South Africa

Isilumko

Metropolitan

Nambiti Technologies

The Mediashop

British American Tobacco

Growthpoint

Mpact

Woolworths Holdings

Procter & Gamble

Sponsored By Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Corex

Dell Computers

Ericsson SA

Globaltrack

Hetzner

Stor-Age Property REIT Limited

Webhelp South Africa

Hetzner

Ericsson SA

Topwatch

Sponsored By Godimong Consulting Engineers

AZ Trading

Dot Good

Fibon Energy

House of Thot

Lemac Group

Maredi Technologies

Masifunde Training Centre

Portland Packaging

Saryx

Sirago Underwriting Managers

Skillstrain Distribution

Soulever Wellness

Southside Plumbing & Construction

Seesa

Sefalafala Attorneys

Webhelp South Africa

Brima Logistics

EDSP Logistics

FedEx Express South Africa

Savino Del Bene

Aquila Projects

Gibb

Koen & Associates Architects

Kuntwela Enzansi Ventures

LA Consulting Engineers

Nambiti Technologies

Palabora Mining

SMEC South Africa

FFS Refiners

South African Oil & Gas Alliance

WOA Fuels & Oils

Omni HR Consulting

South African Oil & Gas Alliance

The Skills Development Corporation

Webhelp South Africa

City of Tshwane

Coega Development Corporation

Durban ICC

Gautrain Management Agency

Transnet Port Terminals

uShaka Marine World

Mark Lu – Corex

Natasha Reuben – Dell Computers

Margaret Sibiya – ICT Works

Lydia Radebe – Palabora Mining

Jacques Grobbelaar – Stadium Management South Africa

Angela Dick – Transman

Mandy Jayakody – Aquila Projects

Giangi Negra – Bientangs Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar

Dr Judey Pretorius – Biomedical Emporium

Michael Baretta – Dot Good

Shamila Ramjawan – Famram Solutions

Avesh Padayachee – Fibon Energy

Brodwen Koen – Koen & Associates Architects

Vino Govender – LA Consulting Engineers

Mapogo Chuene – Lemac Group SA

Kershen Pillay – Masifunde Training Centre

Ingrid Osborne & Julie Mathieson – Saryx

Veronica Motloutsi – SmartDIGITAL Solution

Bonke Conjwa – ALCM Solutions

Maredi Thema – Maredi Technologies

Merisha Lalla – Siyaya Skills Institute

Shawn Theunissen – Property Point

Solly Msimanga – City of Tshwane

Theo Denton – AZ Trading

Veronica Motloutsi – SmartDigital Solutions

Zama Phakathi – Splendid Marketing & Communications

Sponsored By Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology National Security & Fire

Stadium Management South Africa

Stor-Age Property REIT Limited

Woolworths Holdings


2018 SPONSORS & PARTNERS


2018 CATEGORY SPONSORS

2018 MEDIA PARTNERS

2018 CORPORATE TABLE


OUR 2018 JUDGES


Gareth Cliff

Gareth Cliff

Founder and President | CliffCentral.com

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Tollo Nkosi

Tollo Nkosi

CEO | Umso Construction (Pty) Ltd

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Thulani Nzima

Thulani Nzima

Chief Executive Officer | South African Tourism

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Angel Jones

Angel Jones

CEO | Homecoming Revolution

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Cynthia Schoeman

Cynthia Schoeman

Managing Director | Ethics Monitoring & Management Services Proprietary Ltd

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Xolisa Menemene

Xolisa Menemene

Founder and CEO | Xolisa Menemene Radiographer Pty Ltd

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Mickey Mashale

Mickey Mashale

Chief Officer | Enterprise Sales | Vodacom Group across Sub- Saharan Africa Region

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Nthabeleng Likotsi

Nthabeleng Likotsi

Executive Chairman | Young Women in Business Network (YWBN)

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Bridget Mokwena-Halala

Bridget Mokwena-Halala

Chief Executive Officer | Assupol Life

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Nargis Gani

Nargis Gani

Owner & CEO | Future Africa Consulting (FACT)

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Hennie Heymans

Hennie Heymans

CEO | DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa

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Colin Leshou

Colin Leshou

Seda Gauteng

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Phillip Tshikotshi

Phillip Tshikotshi

Associate Vice President & Head HR | Aegis Outsourcing South Africa

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Lerato Kelly Masete

Lerato Kelly Masete

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Siphiwe Ngwenya

Siphiwe Ngwenya

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2018 AWARDS CATEGORIES

ORGANISATION AWARDS

Corporate Citizenship Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises a project established by an organisation that demonstrates and highlights the role of businesses in improving the communities in which they operate. This award will recognise those demonstrating the greatest impact on quality of life, economic prosperity or regeneration through direct investment, pro bono work or employee led initiatives. This award also seeks to demonstrate the link between corporate citizenship and commercial success, from staff engagement and development to reputation and brand awareness.

Customer Focus Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award will be made to the company that demonstrates the highest level of service and loyalty to its customers. They must demonstrate that comprehensive customer service procedures and policies have been put in place and show how this has resulted in increased loyalty and a larger customer base. Customer Satisfaction Index scores should be provided.

Diversity in the Workplace Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This company must be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and transformation in the workplace. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities / qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, work experience and job classification. These companies should be able to show preferential recruitment policies, skills development programmes and the progress they’ve made in transforming their workplace.

Sustainability Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This Award will go to the company that has shown a strong adhesion to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance policies. Evidence of achievements of set targets in these areas must be demonstrated. The winning entrant must also show active involvement in promoting ESG policies and, by doing so, setting an example for other corporations in South Africa to follow.

Fast Growth Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This category is open to SMME’s with a turnover of R5 – R35 million and a turnover growth of 10% – 2 0% in their last financial year. The winner must demonstrate significant growth in their market sector through best business practices and innovation, underpinned by a strong financial performance.

Innovation through Technology Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award goes to the company whose technology-based innovation demonstrates improved productivity, price, quality, effectiveness and efficiencies which enhances the competitiveness of the South African economy. This could be an internal system or a product available to the public which in turn assists in advancing the industry with the latest technology.

Digital Company of the Year Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award is open to any organisation operating online. It recognises companies that innovate and deliver the best possible customer experience within their ecommerce platform, excellent delivery measurable, strong site engagement user-friendliness, security, best practice and, of course, thriving sales.

Investing in People Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

In recognition of the company that has demonstrated significant results of per capita expenditure through training, education, wellness and health. Areas such as productivity; the ratio of skills procurement vs. turnover; staff turnover; company policies and procedures will be taken into account.

SECTOR AWARDS

Transport & Logistics Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

Excellence in specialist logistic support for industry, from supply chain to distribution, construction logistics, shipping, software and warehouse management systems. Entrants should demonstrate improvement in terms of managing stock loss, just-in-time delivery; as well as crisis management procedures. Airlines & Airports, Rail, Road & Freight, Shipping & Ports, Import & Export, and Logistics.

Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises organisations involved in innovative, sustainable and efficiency-enhancing infrastructure development and maintenance. The scope of the category includes development and maintenance of roads and railways, ports, energy, water and sanitation, housing, access to basic services, healthcare and education. The winner will be recognised for exemplary social and environmental contributions through excellence of service, commitment to customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

Oil and Gas Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award is reserved for a company that has demonstrated outstanding achievements within the oil and gas sector; providing leadership, business acumen and strategic foresight. This award recognises exceptional performance in all three sectors of the industry. Firstly, Upstream (the exploration and production (E&P) section), covering all activities related to searching for, recovering and producing crude oil and/or natural gas from underground or underwater fields. This sector covers drilling of exploratory wells and subsequently drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil/or raw gas to the surface. Secondly, Midstream (connects the Upstream and Downstream sectors, encompassing the transportation and storage of oil and gas). Lastly, Downstream (refining and processing operations). The award rewards success and commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Construction and Engineering Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award is reserved for a business that has excelled in the construction and engineering sector, demonstrating sustained investment in the growth of the South African economy through in-depth knowledge of the built environment and specialist skills and expertise, resulting in the completion of quality projects. The scope of the category encompasses the supply chain for construction and engineering in the entire built environment including rail, ports, industrial, commercial as well as mining projects. Demonstrating commitment to sustainability and the environment will be a key requirement to secure the Judges’ vote.

Tourism, Travel and Leisure Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

South Africa has earmarked tourism as a key sector with excellent potential for growth: the government aims to increase tourism’s contribution to the economy, both directly and indirectly, to R499-billion by 2020.

This award category recognises organisations’ outstanding contributions to the South African tourism, leisure, sports, hospitality, dining, gaming/gambling, accommodation and entertainment markets. It encompasses excellence in the delivery of products and services across focus areas such as visitor experiences, professional tours and tour guides, transport, accommodation and entrepreneurship. ‘Tourism, travel and leisure’ are collectively growth industries and include, but are not limited to, tourism with a business, arts & culture, paleontology, architecture, adventure, sports, medical, historical, cuisine or wine focus.

Business Solutions Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award goes to South Africa’s financial services sector in its entirety – comprising commercial, retail and merchant banking, mortgage lending, insurance and investment. The winner in this category will have shown a keen sense of the needs within the financial industry, and provided and implemented strategic programmes to make financial services available to all sectors of the broader community. The demonstration of technological innovation to ensure clients’ needs are met efficiently and timeously is a key component of this award.

 

Banking/Financial Services Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award goes to South Africa’s financial services sector in its entirety – comprising commercial, retail and merchant banking, mortgage lending, insurance and investment. The winner in this category will have shown a keen sense of the needs within the financial industry, and provided and implemented strategic programmes to make financial services available to all sectors of the broader community.  The demonstration of technological innovation to ensure clients’ needs are met efficiently and timeously is a key component of this award.

 

Health and Pharmaceuticals Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

The NBA Health and Pharmaceuticals Award is open to all role players in the diverse Health and Pharmaceuticals sector, including hospital management, medical suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, nursing agencies, biotechnology companies, spas, alternative healthcare companies, practitioners and scientists. The award celebrates those who have displayed unstinting dedication to pushing the boundaries in their field, thereby positively impacting the lives of millions of people on a daily basis.

 

Education Training and Skills Development

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises accredited tertiary colleges, universities, SETAs and various private institutions that demonstrate measurable contributions to raising the profile of the education, training and skills development sector, and to the development of programmes aimed at contributing to the growth of the economy. The finalists will be organisations at the forefront of education, training and skills development in South Africa and will have in common a proven track record in the provision of quality learner programmes that speak to the requirements of South African society as a whole.

 

GOVERNMENT AWARDS

Top Performing Public Service Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises and applauds National, Provincial and Local government departments, parastatals and/or agencies that have achieved outstanding results in the last year. This is demonstrated through financial management, environmental and sustainable development, meeting targets, positive contributions to the economy, and innovation and excellence in fulfilling their service

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Top Performing Business Leader of the Year Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual Revenue R100 Million per annum.

This award goes to the businessman/woman whose leadership is reflected in his/her service to their company and also to interests not exclusively their own. The individual in this category must demonstrate progress in sustaining the business agenda through dedication and innovative practices. Their company must have achieved success in the business environment.

 

Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2017 Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual Revenue R10 – R35 Million per annum

This award goes to the person who has taken significant personal risk to start a business or businesses and built them into a substantial entity. The recipient must demonstrate that the business has achieved financial success and is clearly sustainable.

 

Top Young Executive of the Year Award (<40 years)

DESCRIPTION

Annual Revenue R5 – R35 Million per annum

This award highlights the outstanding achievement of a young executive who has contributed to the organisations’ positive success and performance through innovative strategies and solutions.

 

HEADLINE AWARDS

National Business of the Year Award

DESCRIPTION

Annual Revenue R100 Million per annum

his award goes to the company who best demonstrates excellence in all spheres of the general criteria (people, planet, profit) and the management thereof. An improvement in financial performance over a three-year period – growth in annual revenue and net profit after tax year on year will hold a high weighting when reviewing company entries for judging. Good corporate governance practice will also be taken into account.