The winners of the 2019 South African Small Business Awards announced

Ending off its 11th year, the NSBC in association with World Famous Events has announced South Africa’s ‘Top 20’ winners of the 2019 South African Small Business Awards on 14 November 2019. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common, a driving entrepreneurial force.

“We are astounded at the diversity of entrants again this year, but equally encouraged as it shows the depth and breadth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit. Growing small and medium businesses is vital to the local economy and its ever-growing rate of unemployment. This type of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will undoubtedly cultivate a much healthier business landscape for all involved,” says Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the NSBC.

The 2019 NSBC Gala breakfast was sponsored by Discovery, Absa, Oracle and Google.

“We are humbled by the support of such esteemed industry leaders. Without their commitment to building tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, these businesses, would have less opportunities to thrive and flourish,” says Anderson.

That being said, the Top 20 winners of the 2019 South African Small Business Awards are:

About IT Group
ACDC Express Alberton
Business Doctors South Africa
Construction For Africa
Dotcom Software Projects
Dynafoam Converters
iCALC Training Academy
Jaw Design
Oracle Media
Kleinhans Construction
McPherson Trading
Prodeliver Analytics (Pty) Ltd
ProfitShare Partners
Solve Direct Electronics
The Creativity Lab
The Skills Development Corporation
Virtual Actuary
Xero South Africa (Pty) Ltd

The 2019 ‘Top 20’ all received a ‘Top 20’ Winner Award, and were all automatic finalists for the champion and special awards. Anderson says the categories are selected with strategic intent, paying homage to sectors within the business landscape that potentially present greater stumbling blocks to success.

Here are the winners for the special awards:

The 2019 Top Skills Development Award went to Daniel Gibhard from The Skills Development Corporation. This award was accepted by Gareth Bird on Daniel’s behalf. They are an accredited learning institution specialising in training and learnership initiatives focused on the B-BBEE codes of good practice. The Skills Development Corporation (SDC) renders excellent and affordable need-specific training to all companies. They have established themselves as a market leader, changing the lives of an additional 1000 learners in the past year, to reach a total of around 3000 active learners. They believe that there is strength in education and they are looking forward to the positive impact that their learners will make in South Africa’s economy.