Awards Winners 2017

Birchwood Hotel | Johannesburg | 30 March 2017

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The Oliver Top Empowerment Awards, South Africa’s premier awards for leadership in transformation, has created a legacy of inspiration over the course of the last two decades. It showcases outstanding leaders – organisations and individuals – who exemplify vision, innovation, leadership, and, most of all, action in the name of transformation. The result is that committed South Africans, from across the economy, are motivated to pursue equally impressive empowerment-based success.

Award Winners 2017

HONORARY AWARD: LEGENDS OF EMPOWERMENT

Bidvest Group

Aspen

South African Breweries

Vodacom

Nedbank

Old Mutual Life Assurance

Liberty Holdings

Alexander Forbes Group Holdings

MMI Holdings

Basil Read

Group Five

FAST GROWTH BLACK-OWNED SMME AWARD

CALVIN AND FAMILY GROUP

Calvin and Family Group was established in 2005 and is a trailblazer in the development and construction industry; specialising  in residential developments as well as commercial, retail & industrial projects, low cost housing and schools. You’ll also see the Calvin name in many other market spheres. Well done to Calvin – AND family.

TOP EMPOWERED DIVERSITY AWARD

ISILUMKO STAFFING

Isilumko, whose name means “The wise”, has two divisions: Isilumko Staffing and Isilumko Media. The company was founded in 1992 and has an established national infrastructure in all major business centres. The company’s high-quality human capital is driven by an entrepreneurial culture placing a premium on innovation.

TOP EMPOWERED: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AWARD

DIGITAL GENERATION

Digital Generation provides innovative value-added solutions for companies of all sizes,and is a partner to all major tech brands.Under the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, DG is defined as Level 2 Black Women Owned: clients receive as many as 18 points by procuring from DG…well done, Digital Generation, on pressing all the right buttons for top empowerment!

TOP EMPOWERED: ENTERPRISE & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

MULTICHOICE SOUTH AFRICA HOLDINGS

Multichoice South Africa Holdings operates as a holding company that, through its subsidiaries, provides digital satellite television services, including mobile television. Multichoice offers a multitude of content: the latest movies, lifestyle and culture, sport, documentaries, news and more. Well done Multichoice – the judges made their choice.

TOP EMPOWERED: SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD

VOLKSWAGEN SOUTH AFRICA

Established 71 years ago and 3 years younger than President Zuma, Volkswagen Group South Africa is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Aktiengessellschaft (VWAG) in Germany. For generations, VW has been a transformation leader – and a driver for job creation and skills development. Well done VW – the people’s favourite.

TOP EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD 

SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

SPONSORED BY ARMS AUDIT

Also shortened to ‘SACAA’, for those about to share the news on Twitter, this body regulates civil aviation safety and security – and furthers sustainable development of the industry. Thanks for keeping us all safe, SACAA – and for piloting transformation to new heights.

TOP EMPOWERED JOB CREATION AWARD

ISILUMKO STAFFING

Isilumko comprises of  Isilumko Staffing and Isilumko Media, and offers flexible staffing services and solutions to satisfy the needs of diverse clients around the country. Isilumko, you are a transformation champion – your second trophy for 2017!

TOP EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR OF 2017 AWARD 

CONNIE MDLADLA – KHAAS LOGISTICS

This Wits alumnus took a leap of faith in 2008 to start her own freight forwarding and logistics brokerage services firm. In a tough industry, she kept punching above her weight and her acclaim grew. Today, Khaas Logistics commands powerhouse status and continues to uphold the vision and conviction of our Entrepreneur of the Year.

TOP EMPOWERED: PUBLIC SERVICE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD 

MOTHOBI EDWARD MOTHOBI – NORTH WEST PARKS BOARD

SPONSORED BY PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGER
 

CEO of the North West Parks Board, Mothobi Edward Mothobi, is the man driving its vision  for a growing economy that creates jobs, alleviates poverty and protects the environment. Through his commitment, Mothobi is uplifting the people of that beautiful province; while also making sure it stays beautiful through effective sustainable tourism.

TOP EMPOWERED YOUNG ACHIEVER UNDER 40 YEARS AWARD 

BRODWEN KOEN – KOEN & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTURE

Brodwen’s remarkable rise to success was fueled by his thirst to tackle multifaceted complex architectural projects, which saw him thrive at a number of acclaimed firms, before building his own successful company from one person in 2011, to 12 today. Brodwen, you can only build on your achievements going forward. Well done!

TOP EMPOWERED: BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

KHALID ABDULLA – AFRICAN EQUITY EMPOWERMENT INVESTMENTS

Khalid Abdulla is CEO of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited and has been with the Group since 1999. He has over 25 years’ experience related to healthcare, technology, financial services, events and tourism. A regular participant at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Khalid has graced our empowerment stage before – as a finalist in our 2015 awards.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: DEPUTY PRESIDENT MATAMELA CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

KHALID ABDULLA – AFRICAN EQUITY EMPOWERMENT INVESTMENTS

Black female owned and Level 1 B-B BEE Accredited, Travel with Flair combines astute strategy and exceptional service to deliver a fast and versatile service to clients. With over 18 years in the industry, 17 branches and a team of over 750, Travel with Flair can proudly add another award to its string of accolades.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DEPUTY PRESIDENT MATAMELA CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

In honour of a renowned businessperson, activist, and trade union leader.  Respected as a skillful negotiator and strategist, he built up the most powerful trade union in South Africa – the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) – and, during a pivotal phase during a time of turbulence and uncertainty, played a crucial role in helping to steer our country peacefully out of the darkness of apartheid. For that noble accomplishment and for his many since the dawn of democracy, we are proud to applaud this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.

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

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