2017 National Business Awards
2017 National Business Awards
16 November 2017
Welcome to the National Business Awards
The awards are presented in association with SA’s Top Performing Publication to honour South Africa’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success.
The Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through the excellence of service, commitment to their customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.
By entering your organisation, you will have the opportunity to be acknowledged among South Africa’s most prestigious organisations and individuals. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.
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GreenMatter works towards unlocking the environmental, social and economic potential of our country, through the development of suitably skilled biodiversity specialists, researchers and professionals. It brings together networks of organisations, institutions and agencies to implement solutions that are aimed at addressing the challenges around developing relevant and quality biodiversity skills.
GreenMatter does this in support of the various strategies and frameworks in place to address the demand for quality environmental skills such as the Biodiversity Human Capital Development Strategy (BHCD), the Environmental Sector Skills Plan (ESSP) and the Department of Science and Technology’s Global Change Human Capital Development Strategy.
Lifetime Achiever Award
The Public Sector Manager communicates with a strategic component of government’s target audiences – senior public sector managers. The magazine aims to help public sector/government managers and their departments/agencies to improve the quality of the services they provide by reporting on management innovations and best practices within the public sector. Read more here
Top Young Executive of the Year Award
Since 1975 TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, they are committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold in over 260 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world’s top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 75 countries. South African stores are located at Sandton City, OR Tambo International Airport Duty Free and V&A Waterfront. More at: http://intl.tumi.com/
Infrastructure Development Award
Billion Group is an award winning property development and Investment Company, driven by unparalleled entrepreneurial expertise. The company specializes in retail, commercial and mixed-use developments located in major South African cities. With regional shopping centers and landmark office towers. More at: http://www.billiongroup.co.za/
Ascension Properties Limited, founded in 2006, is a black managed and substantially black owned property loan stock company which listed on the JSE in June 2012. The company is a property income fund focusing on centrally located commercial office buildings in South Africa with a strong focus towards government and other empowerment sensitive tenants. More at: http://www.ascensionproperties.co.za/
Rebosis Property Fund Ltd was established by the Billion Group in 2010 and on 17 May 2011 became the first black-managed and substantially black-held property fund to be listed on the JSE. On 24 July 2013 the Fund was approved as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The Fund’s portfolio primarily consists of early stage, regionally dominant shopping centres and large, single tenanted commercial offices in nodes attractive to the South African government providing a sovereign underpin. More at: http://rebosis.co.za/
Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2016 Award
Liberty Corporate is a core division within Liberty Group, which is part of the greater Standard Bank Group. Liberty Corporate provides a range of insurance and investment capabilities, such as retirement fund administration, group risk solutions, risk solutions, actuarial, asset and benefit consulting as well as a range of investment solutions. These are provided to the institutional and corporate market through the advice of a countrywide network of professional financial advisers. More at: http://www.liberty.co.za/
Public Service Award
The National School of Government has to play a significant role in overseeing the professional common purpose in addressing the systemic challenges of public service delivery, through the learning and development of public officials. In doing so, the NSG has to integrate lessons and experiences from the past to develop and improve on current skills and empower the current generation of public servants; and determining a conduit for producing future public servants with a vastness of competitive opportunities and abilities to innovate. The National Development Plan confirms that the uneven performance at national, provincial and local government results from the interplay between a complex set of factors including tensions in the political-administrative interface, instability of the administrative leadership, skills deficits, the erosion of accountability and authority, poor organisational design, inappropriate staffing and low staff morale. Therefore, the NSG is a call to build a capable and developmental state that will assist in correcting some of the inefficiencies in the public service.