Celebrating the Best of SA Ambition
The 2018 National Business Awards, a showpiece event in the South African business calendar, announced the champions of the South African economy at a glittering gala ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday 15 November 2018. Recognising the success, innovation, and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors, an illustrious community of top business performers gathered to celebrate the achievements of the National Business Awards finalists and winners.
Presented in association with the Top Performing Companies publication, the National Business Awards honour South Africa’s industry leaders through the acknowledgment of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability, and overall business success. In addition, the Awards identify important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through the excellence of service, commitment to their customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.
For 16 years, the National Business Awards and the Top Performing Companies publication have together become the definitive destination for South Africa’s fast-growth companies in all sectors. Through rigorous benchmarking and tracking of industry behaviour, the National Business Awards researches identify and accredits the breakthroughs, the disruptors, the innovators and the new economic champions – showcasing their achievements and sharing best practices, policies, and strategies with other ambitious companies.
Powerful keynote addresses by Asha Patel Head of Marketing at Google South Africa, Bonang Mohale CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, and Willem Baars Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, generated insightful dialogue and provided an opportunity for reflection on the path forward for public and private sectors to join forces in driving positive, inclusive economic growth for South Africa.
2018 National Business Awards Winners List:
|Corporate Citizenship Award||Adcock Ingram|
|Corporate Citizenship Award- Highly Commended||Procter & Gamble|
|Customer Focus Award||FedEx Express South Africa|
|Customer Focus Award- Highly Commended||Hetzner South Africa|
|Fast Growth Award||Lemac Group SA|
|Education Training & Skills Development Award||The Skills Development Corporation|
|Innovation Through Technology Award||Ericsson South Africa|
|Diversity in the Workplace Award||Accenture South Africa|
|Infrastructure Development Award||SMEC South Africa|
|Business Solutions Award||Webhelp South Africa|
|Digital Company of the Year Award||Ericsson South Africa|
|Top Performing Public Service Award||Coega Development Corporation|
|Mining Oil & Gas Award||FFS Refiners|
|Transport & Logistics Award||Savino Del Bene|
|Top Young Executive of the Year Award||Zama Phakathi- Splendid Marketing & Communications|
|Top Young Executive of the Year Award- Highly Commended||Veronica Motloutsi- Smart Digital Solutions|
|Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2018 Award||Avesh Padayachee- Fibon Energy|
|Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2018 Award- Highly Commended||Dr. Judy Pretorius- Biomedical Emporium|
|Top Performing Business Leader of the Year Award||Natasha Reuben – Dell Computers|
|National Business of the Year Award||Stor-Age Property REIT|
|National Business of the Year Award- Highly Commended||Woolworths Holdings|
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