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The South African Premier Business Awards is an annual event hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa. The awards recognise business excellence and honours enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality. These awards bring together all single sectored awards, among others technology, manufacturing and women in business. 
 

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16 March 2015

PRIDE AND SUCCESS FOR 2014 SAPBA FINALIST

The Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti) upcoming annual South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) aims to recognise business excellence by honouring enterprises that strive for job creation, success and innovation. The Awards are hosted by the dti in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, and are sponsored by Absa and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). 

The 2014/15 SAPBAs will be held in Johannesburg on the 9th of April 2015. The Award categories include; Technology, Lifetime Achievement, Manufacturers, Exporters, Enterprise Development Support, Women-Owned Businesses, Young Entrepreneur, Investor of the Year, Proudly South African Enterprise, Play Your Part and SMME. The entries for interested companies still have the opportunity to submit their entries, the closing date is the 20 March 2015 at 16:00.

Mahandana Fhatuwani, of the 2014 SAPBA finalist Techno Master Primary Cooperative Limited, advises other businesses to enter the Awards. “Follow your dreams and enter the Awards, I am speaking from experience.” Fhatuwani confirms that the competition has had a massive impact on the business and on him as a leader, shifting his attitude and allowing him to lead his enterprise successfully. “The GIBS workshops gave me a wealth of knowledge about how to manage my business and transfer my skills to my staff effectively.”    

As the first youth cooperative from Limpopo to be nominated for an Award, Techno Master has benefitted greatly from the immense brand exposure received. The culture of the business has also improved, with its owners and staff alike striving to maintain a sense of pride. “This was the first time that we entered a building with honourable people and leaders like South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, the ministers, MECs and many other South African Celebrities,” says Fhatuwani. “Being able to compete against big giants in the industry gave us hope that we too can grow and meet their levels.”

The company strives to be recognised as one of the leading community developing and preferred IT service providers in the Vhembe district. Fhatuwani has recently acquired a site in a recognised business area, offering customers easy access. “We are in the process of applying for finance so that we can start preparing the site and the structure,” concludes Fhatuwani. “By being nominated and being part of the competition we realised that we can make it and become one of the well established businesses that South Africa can be proud of.”

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16 March 2015

PRIDE AND SUCCESS FOR 2014 SAPBA FINALIST

The Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti) upcoming annual South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) aims to recognise business excellence by honouring enterprises that strive for job creation, success and innovation. The Awards are hosted by the dti in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, and are sponsored by Absa and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

The 2014/15 SAPBAs will be held in Johannesburg on the 9th of April 2015. The Award categories include; Technology, Lifetime Achievement, Manufacturers, Exporters, Enterprise Development Support, Women-Owned Businesses, Young Entrepreneur, Investor of the Year, Proudly South African Enterprise, Play Your Part and SMME. The entries for interested companies still have the opportunity to submit their entries, the closing date is the 20 March 2015 at 16:00.

Mahandana Fhatuwani, of the 2014 SAPBA finalist Techno Master Primary Cooperative Limited, advises other businesses to enter the Awards. “Follow your dreams and enter the Awards, I am speaking from experience.” Fhatuwani confirms that the competition has had a massive impact on the business and on him as a leader, shifting his attitude and allowing him to lead his enterprise successfully. “The GIBS workshops gave me a wealth of knowledge about how to manage my business and transfer my skills to my staff effectively.”    

As the first youth cooperative from Limpopo to be nominated for an Award, Techno Master has benefitted greatly from the immense brand exposure received. The culture of the business has also improved, with its owners and staff alike striving to maintain a sense of pride. “This was the first time that we entered a building with honourable people and leaders like South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, the ministers, MECs and many other South African Celebrities,” says Fhatuwani. “Being able to compete against big giants in the industry gave us hope that we too can grow and meet their levels.”

The company strives to be recognised as one of the leading community developing and preferred IT service providers in the Vhembe district. Fhatuwani has recently acquired a site in a recognised business area, offering customers easy access. “We are in the process of applying for finance so that we can start preparing the site and the structure,” concludes Fhatuwani. “By being nominated and being part of the competition we realised that we can make it and become one of the well established businesses that South Africa can be proud of.”

 

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