AWARDS FINALISTS 2017

FAST GROWTH BLACK-OWNED SMME AWARD

Calvin & Family Group

Giscoe

Koen & Associates Architecture

LA Consulting Engineers

NVT Communications

Silulo Ulutho Technologies

Usizo Engineering

Yourself Management

SED (SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT) AWARD

Britehouse SSD

K.Carrim Group

McKinsey & Company

Multichoice South Africa Holdings

Vitrovian

Volkswagen South Africa

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Anglo American Platinum

Britehouse SSD

DG Store SA

Elgin Brown & Hamer

McKinsey & Company

Multichoice South Africa Holdings

Palabora Mining

Scan Display Solutions

Volkswagen South Africa

ENTERPRISE & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Elgin Brown & Hamer

EnSafrica

K.Carrim

Multichoice South Africa Holdings

Sun International

Volkswagen South Africa

TOP EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Maphefo Anno-Frempong – Transport Education & Training Authority

Mothobi Edward Mothobi – North West Parks Board

Phathiswa Fotoyi – Transnet

Poncho Mokaila – Department of Rural, Environment & Agricultural Development

Xolile George – South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

TOP EMPOWERED YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD (UNDER 40 YEARS)

Brodwen Koen – Koen & Associates Architecture

Connie Mdladla – Khaas Logistics

Mr Lita Mbokotho – Tsori Capital

Siphiwe Mgandela – DG Store SA

TOP EMPOWERED BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

David Masondo – Automotive Industry Development Centre

Faith Khanyile – WDB Investment Holdings

Jay Ramnundlall — Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

Johanna Mukoki – Travel with Flair

Khalid Abdulla – African Equity Empowerment Investments

Lindiwe Mtsweni – Vitrovian

TOP EMPOWERED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Adenco Construction

Dolphin Coast Landfill Management

Esquire System Technologies

McKinsey & Company

Multichoice South Africa Holdings

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

Travel with Flair

WDB Investment Holdings

Woodford Group

DIVERSITY AWARD

DG Store SA

Dolphin Co

ast Landfill Management

Empire Technology

Isilumko Staffing Solutions

Praxis Computing

JOB CREATION AWARD

Coega Development Corporation

Isilumko Staffing Solutions

Adenco Construction

Go Big Construction

TOP EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Automotive Industry Development Centre

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Freedom Park

North West Parks Board

Project Isizwe

South African Civil Aviation Authority

The Playhouse Company

TOP EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR OF 2017 AWARD

Asgar Mahomed & Mahomed Cassim – Esquire System Technologies

Calvin Mathibeli – Calvin & Family Group

Connie Mdladla – Khaas Logistics

Kabelo Ncholo – Yourself Management

Kershen Pillay – Masifunde Training Centre

Nomfundo Mcoyi – Icebolethu Group

Shaun Clive Quarmby – DG Store SA

Vino Govender – LA Consulting Engineers

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Top Empowered Fast Growth Black-Owned SMME Award

Annual revenue must be R5 to R35 million. The award is open to SMMEs with a positive year-on year turnover growth of 20% in the last financial year. You must have been operational for more than two years with a Level 1 – 4 scorecard, or 50.1% black ownership. You should be able to demonstrate strong commitment to the seven pillars of empowerment.


Top Empowered SED Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The award winner will have  improved the living conditions of disadvantaged black communities, with an emphasis on  rural development. You need to be able to demonstrate the effect of your SED efforts; both on community upliftment and organisational performance.


Top Empowered Enterprise and Supplier Development Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. As with the SED Award, this award will go to an organisation that has improved the living conditions of disadvantaged black communities, with an emphasis on  rural development.The judges will be looking for organisations that can clearly and effectively demonstrate the success of their efforts.


Top Empowered Diversity Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The award will go to an organisation that demonstrates strong commitment to raising awareness of equality and diversity issues, from both an employment and service provision aspect. This commitment needs to be supported by organisational initiatives, policies and practices that create a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Top Empowered Job Creation Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The winner will have contributed positively toward the alleviation of poverty in South Africa, through the sustainable creation of meaningful employment. Entrants must outline how they have provided eligible participants with meaningful work experience that demonstratively improves their employment prospects.


Top Empowered Skills Development Award

Annual revenue must exceed R1 billion. The award recognises intensive learnerships and skills programmes that support,
for example, youth development. Entrants for this award should invest 2% of their payroll on skills development for black employees and demonstrate sustainable skills development programmes or policies with successful outcomes.

Top Empowered Entrepreneur of 2017 Award

Your organisation’s annual revenue must exceed 10 million.The award will go to a visionary leader demonstrating excellence and drive in their field. To enter this category, your organisation must employ more than five people and have been operational for more than two years. It should also show significant year-on-year growth.


Top Empowered Business Leader of the Year Award

Your organisation’s annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The winner will be able to demonstrate how he/she has successfully implemented and driven the strategies of B-BBEE within enterprise development, socio-economic development, skills development, and employment equity.


Top Empowered Young Achiever Award

Your organisation’s annual revenue must exceed R35 million.This award highlights the outstanding achievements of a young black executive, under the age of 40 years, who can clearly and effectively demonstrate an outstanding contribution to their organisation’s success and performance through innovative strategies and solutions.

Top Empowered Public Service Award

This award honours national or provincial government departments, parastatals or agencies that effectively demonstrate the highest level of black economic empowerment, from staff to suppliers, through programmes and policies. An important factor is measurable and accountable leadership committed to developing previously-disadvantaged individuals through programmes and policies..


Top Empowered Public Service Leader of the Year Award

This award recognises public service leaders in national, provincial or local government departments, parastatals or agencies, who have achieved outstanding results in the last year; through financial management, environmental and sustainable development, meeting targets, positive contributions to the economy, and innovation in fulfilling their service delivery mandate. Individuals under administration will not be eligible to enter.

Top Empowered Business of the Year Award

Annual revenue must exceed R100 million. The award will go to an organisation that best demonstrates excellence in all spheres of the general criteria and seven pillars of empowerment. An improvement in financial performance and the organisation’s empowerment status will hold a high weighting for the Judges. Organisations in this category must hold a Level 1, 2 or 3 BEE scorecard.


Lifetime Achievement Award

This prestigious award, the highlight of the evening, will honour an individual who has contributed in a profound way to black economic empowerment during the course of his or her career. Nominations for this award will also include those put forward by the Topco Media editorial team and the panel of external Judges.Previous recipients Previous recipients include President Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan,, to name but two.

Top Empowered Fast Growth Black-Owned SMME Award

Annual revenue must be R5 to R35 million. The award is open to SMMEs with a positive year-on year turnover growth of 20% in the last financial year. You must have been operational for more than two years with a Level 1 – 4 scorecard, or 50.1% black ownership. You should be able to demonstrate strong commitment to the seven pillars of empowerment.


Top Empowered SED Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The award winner will have  improved the living conditions of disadvantaged black communities, with an emphasis on  rural development. You need to be able to demonstrate the effect of your SED efforts; both on community upliftment and organisational performance.


Top Empowered Enterprise and Supplier Development Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. As with the SED Award, this award will go to an organisation that has improved the living conditions of disadvantaged black communities, with an emphasis on  rural development.The judges will be looking for organisations that can clearly and effectively demonstrate the success of their efforts.


Top Empowered Diversity Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The award will go to an organisation that demonstrates strong commitment to raising awareness of equality and diversity issues, from both an employment and service provision aspect. This commitment needs to be supported by organisational initiatives, policies and practices that create a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Top Empowered Job Creation Award

Annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The winner will have contributed positively toward the alleviation of poverty in South Africa, through the sustainable creation of meaningful employment. Entrants must outline how they have provided eligible participants with meaningful work experience that demonstratively improves their employment prospects.


Top Empowered Skills Development Award

Annual revenue must exceed R1 billion. The award recognises intensive learnerships and skills programmes that support,
for example, youth development. Entrants for this award should invest 2% of their payroll on skills development for black employees and demonstrate sustainable skills development programmes or policies with successful outcomes.

Top Empowered Entrepreneur of 2017 Award

Your organisation’s annual revenue must exceed 10 million.The award will go to a visionary leader demonstrating excellence and drive in their field. To enter this category, your organisation must employ more than five people and have been operational for more than two years. It should also show significant year-on-year growth.


Top Empowered Business Leader of the Year Award

Your organisation’s annual revenue must exceed R35 million. The winner will be able to demonstrate how he/she has successfully implemented and driven the strategies of B-BBEE within enterprise development, socio-economic development, skills development, and employment equity.


Top Empowered Young Achiever Award

Your organisation’s annual revenue must exceed R35 million.This award highlights the outstanding achievements of a young black executive, under the age of 40 years, who can clearly and effectively demonstrate an outstanding contribution to their organisation’s success and performance through innovative strategies and solutions.

Top Empowered Public Service Award

This award honours national or provincial government departments, parastatals or agencies that effectively demonstrate the highest level of black economic empowerment, from staff to suppliers, through programmes and policies. An important factor is measurable and accountable leadership committed to developing previously-disadvantaged individuals through programmes and policies..


Top Empowered Public Service Leader of the Year Award

This award recognises public service leaders in national, provincial or local government departments, parastatals or agencies, who have achieved outstanding results in the last year; through financial management, environmental and sustainable development, meeting targets, positive contributions to the economy, and innovation in fulfilling their service delivery mandate. Individuals under administration will not be eligible to enter.

Top Empowered Business of the Year Award

Annual revenue must exceed R100 million. The award will go to an organisation that best demonstrates excellence in all spheres of the general criteria and seven pillars of empowerment. An improvement in financial performance and the organisation’s empowerment status will hold a high weighting for the Judges. Organisations in this category must hold a Level 1, 2 or 3 BEE scorecard.


Lifetime Achievement Award

This prestigious award, the highlight of the evening, will honour an individual who has contributed in a profound way to black economic empowerment during the course of his or her career. Nominations for this award will also include those put forward by the Topco Media editorial team and the panel of external Judges.Previous recipients Previous recipients include President Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan,, to name but two.

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