2 Day Virtual Conference

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14 – 15 July 2021

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What to expect

2 days

High-impact, transformational virtual conference.



Focussed, inspiring conversations amongst industry leaders.

Virtual Exhibitions

Showcasing industry-leading innovation & technology.


Live Q&A Sessions

Gain insights from Top thought leaders in South Africa.

one-on-one Networking

Engage with industry-leading speakers & top decision-makers.


Fast-Track Networking

Network and grow your business with the best in the industry.

Remote Meetups

Keep the momentum with powerful, focussed virtual meetups.  

Gain Insights

From award-winning startups, entrepreneurs and key policy-makers.

2021 Conference


Zodwa Ntuli

Commissioner, BBEE Commission, SA

Dr Charles Nwaila

Chairperson, National Skills Authority, SA

Hasnayn Ebrahim

Managing Director, Africa International Advisors, SA

Shirley Machaba


Yasmine Miemiec

Director, 5Inc, SA

Xolile George


Tim Parle

Chief Director - Digital Economy, Department of Economic Development - Tourism,   Western-Cape, SA

Tanya van Lill


Murray Chabant

Managing-Director, Chairman of the Board, Signa-Group (PTY) Ltd, SA

Mothunye Mothiba

 Chief-Executive-Officer, Productivity-SA, SA

Lerato B Ndlovu

President, SRC, University of Pretoria, SA

Joshin Raghubar

Chair of the Board, CiTi, SA

Farai Mubaiwa

Partner Management Lead,
Yes-4-Youth, SA

Clem Sunter

Scenario Planner and Futurologist

Bridgit Evans

Executive-Director, SAB Foundation, SA

Allon Raiz

Founder and CEO, Raizcorp, SA

Alistair Mokoena

Country-Director, Google, SA

Dr. Judy Dlamini

Chairman, Mbekani Group, SA

Seliki Abram Tlhabane

Chief Director MST and Curriculum Enhancement Programmes, Department of Basic Education , SA

Key Themes

  • Employment equity as a Business Priority in 2021

  • Black ownership and Management

  • Education and Skills Development Enterprise and Socio-Economic Development

  • Rebuilding South Africa post Covid19

The Trusted Network of Top Companies, Entrepreneurs and leaders embracing technology, transformation and innovation in Africa.

The COVID-19 crisis has meant a Business Unusual mind shift, this has allowed us to focus with laser-like clarity on technologies to bring a better user experience to the Top Empowerment platform, we have moved from the physical to digital, this enhances the opportunity to support more companies more often with personalised content and solutions that are far more relevant and appealing. It also allows us to engage and solve the critical challenges that you may need help with.

Benefits of Attending the Top Empowerment Summit 2021

  • We guarantee 10 appointments/ meetings per individual who attends the event – that is 10 x 5-minute sessions = under an hour of networking gets you 10 contacts 
  • Sit in on exclusive Q&A with the speakers 
  • Access to a free copy of the Top Empowerment Publication released in November 2021 
  • Access to all the summit material ON-DEMAND only available to registered attendees 
  • Pre networking in the closed LinkedIn Group for paying attendees only 
  • Access to all Masterclasses and Podcasts
  • Free entry into all competitions 
  • Access to  Topco’s weekly Bulletin
Top Empowerment Tickets 2021


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“Top Empowerment assists both local and overseas companies in choosing areas for profitable investment. I have no hesitation in supporting its aims and believe that this directory will become a key reference work for South African business and industry in the future.”

– Nelson Mandela, message in our first edition

Our Story

Established 19 years ago at the request of Cyril Ramaphosa, Impumelelo was the first directory of top black-owned and -managed companies in South Africa. Since then, the Top Empowerment brand has grown into one of the country’s most well-respected transformation platforms. Recognising the major advancements made by the commitment to boosting black businesses and business people, Top Empowerment promotes these captains of industry – from page to stage and conference.


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