2 Day Virtual Conference

Awards Evening

Annual Publication

20 – 21 July 2022




Don't miss out

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.

2022 Conference


Langa Madonko

Head of Investor Relations, SAVCA, SA

Lindiwe Mandonsela

Executive Director for Compliance, B-BBEE Commission, SA

Lerato B Ndlovu

President, SRC, University of Pretoria, SA

Hasnayn Ebrahim

Managing Director, Africa International Advisors, SA

Zengeziwe Msimang

Chief Engagement Officer,
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, SA

Clem Sunter

Scenario Planner and Futurologist

Bridgit Evans

Executive-Director, SAB Foundation, SA

Sugen Naido

CIO, SA Taxi, SA

Nonyameko “Nyami” Mandindi

Non-Executive Directors Chairman, S & E Committee, SA

Gugu Mkhize


Dr Felleng Yende


Ray- Ann Sedres

Transformation Director, Sanlam, SA

Josh Adler

Vice President, Growth & Entrepreneurship, African leadership Academy, SA

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa


Theo Baloyi

Founder , Bathu Shoes

Dr Mathews Phosa

South African Attorney and Politician

Shirley Machaba


Key Themes

  • Employment equity as a Business Priority in 2022
  • 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 2022:


  • Sit in on exclusive Q&A with the speakers
  • Access to a free copy of the Top Empowerment Publication
  • Access to all the summit material ON-DEMAND only available to registered attendees
  • Networking during the event. 1-on-1
  • Access to all Masterclasses and Podcasts
  • Access to  Topco’s weekly Bulletin


Our Network


Celebrating today’s leaders and inspiring tomorrow’s


Share your success stories in accelerating transformation and empowerment with leaders of industry.

Virtual Conference

Book your seat to the undisputed, leading empowerment conference and knowledge-sharing platform in South Africa.


Showcase your brand amongst the leading empowered companies in South Africa.

Digital Solutions

Customised packages to deliver your message to a wider audience. 

Empowering Africa

“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 over 2 decades 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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