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EOH Holdings

Managing Executive

Absa Life

Shirley Zinn


Greg Solomon

Asher Bohbot

and Politician

Dr Mathews Phosa

Jannie Venter

Shirley Zinn

2016 National Business Awards & Conference

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2016 National Business Awards & Conference

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2016 National Business Awards

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17 November 2016

Emperors Palace


Welcome to this, the 14th Annual National Business Awards 2016

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.

Now in its 14th year, 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.


Sports and business – what’s the link?

Given the current rocky economic playing field, it would be prudent for us to remember those famous song lyrics from the 80s: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”, which have the familiar motivational ring South Africa needs right now. However,...

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SA’s top performing companies go head-to-head

– Author | Karla Fletcher – SA’s top performing companies go head-to-head to be crowned as the best in the field at the National Business Awards The finalists have been announced for the annual National Business Awards with five companies in line for the...

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Proactive networking – your network is your net worth

– Author | Karla Fletcher – Doors open because of the other person on the other side. Often things happen at the speed of light while other times, well, it could take longer than we anticipate. The difference between the two instances is your network....

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Minister Connie September addresses South African Business Leaders

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Lifetime Achiever Award

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Top Young Executive of the Year Award


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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2016 Award

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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
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therefore making the station the theatre of great conversations, and it is this essence that informs
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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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