The National Business Awards is honoured to announce its confirmed panel of judges for 2018. This esteemed judging panel will determine the winners across 22 categories.

Gareth Cliff: founder and President of, host of “The Gareth Cliff Show” and former South African Idols judge is one of South African radio’s most prominent personalities. He is the ambassador of several education initiatives and is the patron for Headway Gauteng. Allon Raiz: the founder and CEO of Raizcorp is regarded both locally and globally as a pioneer and maverick in the business-incubation industry. Tollo Nkosi: CEO of Umso Construction (Pty) Ltd is a civil engineer with more than 20 years of industry experience. He built his career from on-site construction operations to executive level, where he now leads one of the most successful black-owned companies. Thulani Nzima: was the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism, responsible for all operations of the national destination marketing organisation’s Head Office and its country offices. After leaving the employ of SA Tourism in February 2016, Thulani currently chairs the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency. He is now a businessman with focus on fleet solutions and procurement. The National Business Awards winners are initially judged on entry submissions, from which the highest scoring entries are put forward as finalists. Finalists will be presented in September to the judging panel who will determine the overall winners, to be announced at the Oscars of the business world on 15th November 2018 at Emperors Palace Johannesburg. Be there!