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17 November 2016
Emperors Palace
Johannesburg

Welcome to the National Business Awards& Conference

The National Business Awards was introduced in 2002 to recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors.

The awards are presented in association with SA’s Top Performing Publication to honour South Africa’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success.

The Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through the excellence of service, commitment to their customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

By entering your organisation, you will have the opportunity to be acknowledged among South Africa’s most prestigious organisations and individuals. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.

Keynote speaker | Minister Jeff Radebe

Jeff Radebe is the longest-serving Minister in Cabinet, having served under all South Africa’s post-democracy presidents: Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and now Jacob Zuma. A former chairman of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, he has been responsible for Transport, Public Enterprises, Public Works and Justice and Constitutional Development.

But his latest role, as Minister in the Presidency responsible for monitoring, evaluation and planning, puts him at the centre of government’s deliverables. Key to the deliverables identified by government is the National Development Plan, which now falls within Radebe’s portfolio.

For Radebe, it is important that people understand that the NDP is not owned by government, but that it should be owned by all South Africans. “The NDP is not only a plan of the government but a plan for the people of South Africa. The President, in his wisdom, made sure that the National Planning Commission is not a government entity but was constituted essentially by people outside of government,” said Radebe at his office at Tuynhuis, next to Parliament.

Keynote speaker | Baleka Mbete

MP, and SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, Republic of South Africa

A member of the African National Congress (ANC) for more than four decades, Baleka Mbete has served in different capacities and sectors including leadership and mobilisation of women, cultural workers, constitution making and parliamentary democracy.

After returning from 15 years in exile, Mbete became the first Secretary General of the ANC Women’s League after the unbanning of the ANC. When the ANC Women’s League formed the Progressive Women’s Movement of South Africa in 2006, she was elected to be its National Convenor.

The negotiations for the Interim Constitution and the Constitutional Assembly turned out to be a multi-layered opportunity to hammer out appropriate provisions based on the Freedom Charter. Mbete, one of the ANC negotiators, was part of those that ensured that the new Constitution looks out for the poor as well as for gender sensitivity.

Appointed by the late President Nelson Mandela to the leadership of the new parliament back in 1996 as Deputy Speaker (deputising Speaker Ginwala), she has been part of establishing a new parliamentary sector and culture. She spearheaded the formulation of the FMPPLA, the Financial Management of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, which guides the whole legislative sector.

Of all tasks given to her by the ANC over time, none was as much an honour as that of – in her capacity as National Chairperson – driving the ANC Centenary Celebrations in 2012. Centenary legacy work continues under the ANC’s National Archives Committee which is chaired by Mbete.

Mbete loves music and writes poetry when possible. She is a mother of 5 and enjoys 4 grandchildren.

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CATEGORY SPONSORS

Lifetime Achiever Award

public sector manager
The Public Sector Manager communicates with a strategic component of government’s target audiences – senior public sector managers. The magazine aims to help public sector/government managers and their departments/agencies to improve the quality of the services they provide by reporting on management innovations and best practices within the public sector. Read more here

Top Young Executive of the Year Award

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Since 1975 TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, they are committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold in over 260 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world’s top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 75 countries. South African stores are located at Sandton City, OR Tambo International Airport Duty Free and V&A Waterfront. More at: http://intl.tumi.com/

Infrastructure Development Award

Billion Group is an award winning property development and Investment Company, driven by unparalleled entrepreneurial expertise. The company specializes in retail, commercial and mixed-use developments located in major South African cities. With regional shopping centers and landmark office towers. More at: http://www.billiongroup.co.za/
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Ascension Properties Limited, founded in 2006, is a black managed and substantially black owned property loan stock company which listed on the JSE in June 2012. The company is a property income fund focusing on centrally located commercial office buildings in South Africa with a strong focus towards government and other empowerment sensitive tenants. More at: http://www.ascensionproperties.co.za/
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Rebosis Property Fund Ltd was established by the Billion Group in 2010 and on 17 May 2011 became the first black-managed and substantially black-held property fund to be listed on the JSE. On 24 July 2013 the Fund was approved as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The Fund’s portfolio primarily consists of early stage, regionally dominant shopping centres and large, single tenanted commercial offices in nodes attractive to the South African government providing a sovereign underpin. More at: http://rebosis.co.za/

Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2016 Award

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Liberty Corporate is a core division within Liberty Group, which is part of the greater Standard Bank Group. Liberty Corporate provides a range of insurance and investment capabilities, such as retirement fund administration, group risk solutions, risk solutions, actuarial, asset and benefit consulting as well as a range of investment solutions. These are provided to the institutional and corporate market through the advice of a countrywide network of professional financial advisers. More at: http://www.liberty.co.za/

Public Service Award

school of government
The National School of Government has to play a significant role in overseeing the professional common purpose in addressing the systemic challenges of public service delivery, through the learning and development of public officials. In doing so, the NSG has to integrate lessons and experiences from the past to develop and improve on current skills and empower the current generation of public servants; and determining a conduit for producing future public servants with a vastness of competitive opportunities and abilities to innovate. The National Development Plan confirms that the uneven performance at national, provincial and local government results from the interplay between a complex set of factors including tensions in the political-administrative interface, instability of the administrative leadership, skills deficits, the erosion of accountability and authority, poor organisational design, inappropriate staffing and low staff morale. Therefore, the NSG is a call to build a capable and developmental state that will assist in correcting some of the inefficiencies in the public service.

LIFESTYLE SPONSORS

Mo Crystals was established in 2010 under the main company Maluja International with the vision of bringing elegance and individuality to the market place. Mo Crystals believes in the empowerment of disadvantaged women through employment. Mo Crystals is brand that specialises in customation of goods using the finest in Swarovski Crystals. Our specialised design team which includes lead designer Lucette August, Whitney Arends and Shari Arends can stone almost any kind of your personal belonging with Swarovski crystal with great expertise and care. We emulate how we treat our clients in the same way that we treat our crystal stoning with the utmost respect and undivided attention to detail. More at: http://www.mocrystals.co.za/
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MEDIA SPONSORS

SAfm is a national talk radio station that broadcasts an array of programming content in English. The station gives its listeners, a platform to express themselves by discussing issues that affect their lives on a daily basis. The station has positioned itself as ‘the leading host of the national conversation’ therefore making the station the theatre of great conversations, and it is this essence that informs the station’s brand expression ‘let’s have the conversation.’ SAfm invites South Africans of discerning taste, who are prepared to take responsibility for the success of this country, to join in the daily debates and conversations with experts from all sectors of society. The broadcasts nationally in the core age group 35 to 49 years. Discerning, mature and sophisticated audience. Decision makers seeking insightful and enabling information. An urban based South African, high income earner, ambitious, confident and progressive.
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