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11 th Annual


National Business Awards The 11 th Annual National Business Awards was introduced by Topco Media in 2002 to recognise and honour top performing individuals, companies and government officials in business and industry. The event is presented in association with the annual business publication, Top Performing Companies. More than 500 of the country’s government leaders and captains of industry are attending this year’s Awards, making it a networking opportunity not to be missed.

We l c o m e


Programme & Menu


Judges Profiles




Thank you to Sponsors


Sponsor Profiles


Ta b l e S p o n s o r s


Ab o u t To p c o M e d i a



11 th Annual

T h e N a t i o n a l B u s i n e ss Awa r d s h ave b e e n r e c o g n i s i n g a n d r e wa r d i n g o u t s t a n d i n g b u s i n e ss e s f o r m o r e t h a n a d e c a d e . T h e s t a n d a r d a n d a cc o m p l i s h m e n t s f r o m t h e e n t r i e s ge t s s t r o n ge r e ve r y y e a r, a n d w e l i k e t o t h i n k t h a t t h e s e awa r d s p l ay a r o l e i n h e l p i n g t h o s e c o m p a n i e s s t r ive f o r b i g ge r a n d b e t t e r e n d e av o u r s. O r g a n i s a t i o n s a l l a c r o ss t h e c o u n t r y wo r k h a r d t o s t a n d a b o ve t h e r e s t a n d t h e s e awa r d s p r o v i d e t h e b e s t w i t h a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o s h o w c a s e y o u r s u cc e ss a n d c e l e b r a t e y o u r wo n d e r f u l a c h i e ve m e n t s. Wi t h o u t a l l o f t h e e n t r a n t s, t h e N a t i o n a l B u s i n e ss Aw a r d s w o u l d h ave n o m e a n i n g , s o we wo u l d l i k e t o t h a n k y o u a l l . N e x t ye a r m a r k s a ve r y s p e c i a l a n n ive r s a r y f o r S o u t h A f r i c a ; 20 y e a r s s i n c e t h e c o u n t r y g a i n e d f u l l d e m o c r a c y. I n c e l e b r a t i o n o f t h i s g r e a t m o m e n t i n o u r c o u n t r y ’s h i s t o r y, To p c o M e d i a w i l l b e p u b l i s h i n g a b o o k t i t l e d S o u t h A f r i c a : 20 Ye a r s o f S u c c e ss i n G o ve r n m e n t & B u s i n e ss. W h a t h a s b e c o m e e v i d e n t t h r o u g h o u r o n - go i n g r e s e a r c h f o r To p 5 0 0 , To p Pe r f o r m i n g , To p Wo m e n i n G o ve r n m e n t & B u s i n e ss, I m p u m e l e l o , To p E m p o w e r e d , E S G L e a d e r s a n d f o r t h e n e w 20 Ye a r s b o o k , i s t h e c o m p a n i e s i n t h i s r o o m a r e t h e d r iv i n g f o r c e b e h i n d S o u t h A f r i c a ’s s u cc e ss o ve r t h e l a s t t wo d e c a d e s, w h i c h i s s o m e t h i n g we c a n a l l b e p r o u d o f . G o o d l u c k t o n i g h t a n d we l o o k f o r wa r d t o a g r e a t e ve n i n g . M y ve r y b e s t w i s h e s,

Ralf Fletcher C h i e f E x e c u t ive O f f i c e r To p c o M e d i a ( P t y ) L t d

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Programme & Menu Entertainment

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COCKTAILS ON ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION True blue - Gin, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, Sprite, Lime Appletiser STARTERS SERVED MENU - STARTERS Capresse - A modern version mozzarella balls with basil pesto marinated tomato cheeks with tossed garden greens and rocket with crunchy oven baked pita croutons


MENU - MAIN COURSE LAMB IN PHYLLO - Braised Lamb off the bone topped with mushroom duxelle and spinach wrapped in pastry served with chateau potato and pan jus VEGETARIAN - Grilled Vegetable, Mushroom and Garlic Cream Cheese phyllo Parcel, Tomato basil dressing and a marinated rocket salad

FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT By Chilli & Lime Overview Of Judging Lifetime Achievement Award Organisation Awards Individual Awards Congratulations and Closing Remarks Dessert served

Judges Profiles

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Dennis Dykes Chief Economist Nedbank Dennis Dykes joined the Nedbank Group in December 1983 and was appointed Chief Economist in May 1994. He serves on a number of organised business committees. Dykes is a director of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) and is the business convener in the Public Finance and Monetary Policy Chamber. In 2012, Dykes won both the Reuters and Sake24 Economist of the Year Awards. His qualifications include a BComm (Hons) from Bath University and a Master’s in economics from the London School of Economics.

Elouise Kelly Head of Marketing SABC Limited Elouise Kelly has worked at some of the most prominent companies locally and abroad. As a branding, communication and business strategist, Kelly has revamped content for TV channels, launched brands, led various teams and successfully helped companies meet their objectives through succinct marketing strategies. She is passionate about brands creating meaningful conversations with their consumers to generate return on investment.

Lance Fanaroff Joint Chief Executive Officer Integr8 A professor at the London School of Business described Lance Fanaroff as a marketing man and master deal-maker. Fanaroff co-founded Integr8 IT from a tiny bedroom in 2001 and helped it grow to its glamorous headquarters today. At a previous Topco National Business Awards ceremony, Fanaroff won the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the Businessman of the Year Award. He has been honoured as one of the top entrepreneurs in the Ernst & Young Worldwide Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was named one of the top IT Personalities of the Year.

Leigh Gunkel-Keuler Public Affairs, Policy and Communications Director Pfizer South Africa In addition to her role with Pfizer, Leigh Gunkel-Keuler serves on the council of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), she plays both a strategic and instrumental role at Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). Gunkel-Keuler is driven by the passion for her work and holds a high regard for the company she represents - Pfizer.


Judges Profiles

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Lulama Mokhobo Group Chief Executive Officer SABC Limited Lulama Mokhobo was born in Mafikeng in 1955 and educated in Swaziland. After receiving a BA from the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, Mokhobo went on to complete a Master’s in Science from Utah State University in the United States. In 2005, Mokhobo joined the SABC as Head of Public Broadcasting Services and later became the Group Executive for Public Broadcasting Services, looking after SABC 1 and SABC 2 and several of the SABC’s radio stations.

Dr Namane Magau Chief Executive Officer B & D Solutions Dr Namane Magau has extensive experience in education, executive leadership, management, training and development. These include serving as an advisor to the Reconstruction and Development Programme, an Executive Vice President of Human Resources at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and an Executive Director of Human Capital at the SABC.

Nomaxabiso Majokweni Chief Executive Officer Business Unity South Africa Nomaxabiso Majokweni has been the CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) since September 2011. She is no stranger to management of complex stakeholder relations and aims to position BUSA as a unified and fully representative apex business organisation that contributes to a vibrant, transforming and growing economy. Her vision for BUSA is to ensure that organised business plays a constructive role within the context of the country’s economic growth, development and transformation goals, by creating an environment in which businesses of all sizes can thrive nationally and internationally.

Raj Dhanlall Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Raj Dhanlall is a Chartered Accountant (SA), holding further qualifications as a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a Certified Fraud Examiner. As a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), he heads up the Gauteng Private Company Services Group. Dhanlall has serviced many clients in the private and public sectors, providing assurance and investigative services and overall business management and development support. His clients range across the spectrum in terms of size and industry.



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ORGANISATION CATEGORIES • Alt-X Award sponsored by Mazars • Diversity in the Workplace Award sponsored by Airports Company South Africa • Fast Growth SMME Award sponsored by Telkom Business • ESG Award • Logistics Award sponsored by Kintetsu World Express • Innovation through Technology Award sponsored by Air Traffic and Navigation Services • • • •

The Corporate Citizenship Award Multinational Award Investing in People Award Customer Focus Award

GOVERNMENT CATEGORIES • Top Performing Parastatal/Agency of the Year Award sponsored by The South African Post Office • Top Performing Government Department Award sponsored by the Department of Human Settlements

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES • Young Executive of the Year Award (<35 years) sponsored by TUMI • Top Performing Businessman of the Year Award • Top Performing Businesswoman of the Year Award • Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2013


• Lifetime Achievement Award


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Sponsor profiles

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Airports Company South Africa Airports Company South Africa(ACSA), formed in 1993, owns and operates the nine principal South African airports, including the three main international gateways of O.R. Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka International Airports. Recognised globally for excellence, Airports Company South Africa continuously seeks ways to improve its business by retaining focus on safety and security, enhancing customer service, improving satisfaction levels for both passengers and airlines, and promoting transformation in all aspects of the business.With planned future developments to cater for growth over the next ten years, ACSA moves into the future with renewed purpose – forward thinking, embracing change.

Telkom Business Telkom is a leading communications services provider in South Africa and on the African continent. Convergence is one of the company’s key strategic initiatives in building a sustainable future. It intends to lead the provision of converged services in South Africa in support of its mission statement seamlessly connecting people to a better life.

Kintetsu World Express Kintetsu World Express South Africa, or KWEZA as it is more commonly known, originated back in 1997 through the acquisition of Freightech, a locally-owned company. The new entity soon became known as a pacesetter and began to achieve the recognition of its industry peers. In 2005, for instance, KWE ZA was presented with the Platinum Award for Logistics Excellence in Supply Management and, in 2009, received the coveted Logistics Achievers Silver Award. KWEZA functions as the official gateway into Africa.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services The Air Traffic and Navigation Service Company Limited was established in 1993 to provide air traffic management solutions and associated services on behalf of the state, in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organisation Standards and Recommended Practices and the South African Civil Aviation Regulations and Technical Standards.

The South African Post office The South African Post Office’s Courier and Freight Group (CFG) operates in all aspects of courier logistics and freight business and is the merger of three previously separate brands – PX, XPS and Speed Services Couriers. XPS and Speed Services Couriers make up the courier offering, handling documents and packages delivered throughout southern African and the rest of the world. Together, they boast the most extensive delivery network in South Africa.

Tumi Tumi is the leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories. The company’s heritage of design excellence appeals to the world’s most sophisticated and demanding consumers who choose only the best international brands to complement their unique lifestyles. The brand is sold in 200 stores from New York to Tokyo, as well as the world’s top department and specialty stores in more than 65 countries.

Department of Human Settlements The Department of Human Settlements determines finances, promotes, communicates and monitors the implementation of housing and sanitation programmes in South Africa. Government has set itself the target of making a positive impact on the quality of life of 500 000 households by 2014. The upgrade will provide households with security of tenure and access to essential services in sites that are close to economic and other social amenities.


Sponsor profiles

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Motlekar Holdings As an African private equity investment firm, Motlekar Holdings has profound expertise in the sectors within which it operates. Using only best-practice philosophies with a focus on empowerment, it utilises its investments to create intrinsic value, drive corporate social responsibility, develop sustainable business platforms and foster entrepreneurial process. This allows it to deliver superior shareholder returns, whilst subscribing to the highest ethical and moral standards. The company’s highly-proficient team reflect a balance of expertise and emerging leadership, continuously driving this principled and methodical approach.

Supporting Organisations: B&D Solutions B&D Solutions is a consulting company providing expert professional services and solutions to strengthen business growth, organisational performance and transformation. Services include human resource consulting. It partners with leading companies, knowledgable institutions and associates to deliver services to clients in the private and public sector.

Nedbank Nedbank Group Limited is one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa measured by assets, with a strong deposit franchise. The principal subsidiary is Nedbank Limited and ordinary shares have been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 1969 and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 2007. The group provides wholesale and retail banking, insurance, asset managements and wealth management services.

Integr8 Integr8 is an ICT management and managed services company. It was founded in 2001 by high impact serial entrepreneurs, Rob Sussman and Lance Fanaroff, who are co-Chief Executive Officers of the group’s companies. Integr8 is the founder and operator of the only South African-based Nerve Centre®, a hub of technology, skill and process, that is used to support and regulate the ICT environment of many of the country’s leading organisations.

SABC The SABC is a state-owned entity. The main object of the SABC is to supply broadcasting and information services to the general public in the Republic of South Africa and beyond its borders. The SABC’s core values are conversations and partnerships, restoration of human dignity and building a common future. Its charter is dealt with by Parliament as part of the broad national policy framework.

Pfizer South Africa Pfizer South Africa has been in existence for close to 60 years and is part of the New York-based Pfizer Inc. It operates two separate businesses – Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals and Pfizer Consumer Health. Through its extensive network, Pfizer is committed to improving lives by increasing access to medicines. The company’s vision of living its full potential in striving for a healthier southern Africa forms part of its ethos. Pfizer covers a wide range of medicines and treatments, including oncology, vaccines, cardiovascular, biological medicine, neuroscience, urology, anti-inflammatory, pain medication, anticoagulation, anti-infectives, ophthalmology and consumer health.

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Business Unity South Africa Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) is the apex business umbrella body that represents organised business in South Africa. Established in 2003, it now boasts a membership mix of 45 chambers of commerce and industry, unisectoral organisations, corporate associations and professional associations, as well as 62 leading companies.

PricewaterhouseCoopers PricewaterhouseCoopers is a global leader in providing industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 180 000 people in 158 countries across its network share thoughts, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice for its clients.

Lifestyle Partners: Avon Avon, one of the biggest direct-selling companies in the world, is empowering South African women in various ways, including offering them the opportunity to earn an income by selling beauty products. The company’s corporate social responsibility programme focuses on issues that directly pertain to women such as breast cancer, which is the leading form of cancer affecting women.

Air Mauritius Created in 1967, Air Mauritius helped connect Mauritius to the rest of the world by regularly opening new routes to the country. More than just an airline, Air Mauritius acts as an ambassador for Mauritius. The airline brings you the spirit of Mauritius and its people on every flight. It is a strategic partner in the tourism industry and is investing to help achieve the industry’s growth objectives. With 36 000 tons of cargo carried annually, Air Mauritius also plays a key role in the economic development of Mauritius.

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is a parastatal organisation established in 1996 by the MTPA Act. It is administered by a Board of Directors and operates under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure. The objectives of the Authority are to promote Mauritius as a tourist destination abroad and provide information to tourists on facilities, infrastructures and services available to them in Mauritius.

Media Partners SAfm SAfm is the SABC’s national English language public radio station. The station is almost 71 years-old and was first known as the A Programme. In 1985 it changed its name to Radio South Africa and, 10 years later, to SAfm. Up until 1995, it was known as a full spectrum radio station with news, information, music, art, drama, children’s programmes and sport. It was the first station to introduce the talk format and current affairs programming. More recently, SAfm has moved away from full spectrum broadcasting in favour of news and information, dropping drama and cutting back on music in favour of the live talk show format.


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About Topco Media

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In business, it’s all about the company you keep! Topco Media is a successful second generation family business that is a leader in South African business-to-business communications where our primary products and services include events and publishing that aims to recognise, reward, and celebrate the best in South African business and government. We research, educate, inform, foster relationships and facilitate understanding on a range of topical issues and subjects. Topco Media is undoubtedly one of the most successful organisations of its kind in the country, offering a variety of informationbased communication tools aimed at developing public-private partnerships and other business relationships needed to facilitate local economic growth and development.

PUBLICATIONS Topco Media publications are directories of information on top performing private and public enterprises. Only those companies and organisations that meet the minimum performance standards, as researched and adjudicated by the Topco Research Division in conjunction with University of Cape Town, are eligible to appear in the publications. Performance standards differ from publication to publication and relate vastly on size of institutions; growth; productivity level and other quantitative measures such as gender and black empowerment level, as well as the spend on CSI. All publications have been lauded by the best companies in South Africa for the profiling, benchmarking and opportunities they have afforded them.

AWARDS Topco Media boasts a dedicated event division that has successfully produced more than 30 conferences, four annual gala Award events and various industry networking opportunities. Topco Media presents a year of innovative, annual award ceremonies, staying at the forefront of key industry trends and developments. Attendance by high calibre of governemnt and industry leaders to our top events is essential – giving your business that competitive edge and opportunity to network with South Africa’s top companies and people.

Ralf Fletcher Chief Executive Officer

Karla Fletcher Publisher: Top Women in Business and Government

Van Fletcher Production Director

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