Nominations are now open for the 2020 Top Empowerment Awards. In its 19th year, the awards ceremony showcases South African organisations committed to transformation, which lead by example and inspire others to do the same.


  • Top Empowered Company: Education and skills
  • Top Empowered Company: Enterprise and supplier development
  • Top Empowered Company: Fast growth black-owned SMME
  • Top Empowered Company: Diversity and Inclusion
  • Top Empowered Company: Socio-economic development
  • Top Empowered Company: Job creation
  • Top Empowered Company: Public services
  • Top Empowered Company: Innovation through technology
  • Top Empowered Company: Customer focus


  • Top Empowered Entrepreneur of the Year 2020
  • Top Empowered Public Sector Leader
  • Top Empowered Business Leader
  • Top Empowered Young Achiever – Under 40 Years


  • Top Empowered Business of the Year


CEO of Assupol Life, Bridget Mokwena-Halala, a member of this year’s judging panel has this to say about entering the awards:

“When a business enters the Top Empowerment Awards, they are saying they have reached a level of maturity and confidence in their transformation journey, that warrants their accomplishments being showcased publicly. 

“And if they receive a Top Empowerment Award accolade for those accomplishments, they

receive the ultimate recognition from their peers in South African business. A Top

Empowerment Awards accolade is confirmation that the business is making a visible impact

in its sector and that the business itself is well positioned for an upward trajectory.”

Entries close end of February 2020. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on 16 April 2020. We invite you to submit your nomination for the 2020 Top Empowerment Awards, to celebrate today’s empowerment leaders and inspire tomorrow’s.

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