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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31 March 2015


The  3rd annual South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) have been noted as the iconic business event in South Africa. In order to maintain this status, it is of utmost importance that the integrity of the adjudication process is ensured. As a result, the esteemed SizweNtsalubaGobodo has been appointed as the auditing firm for the SAPBA.

The firm’s role will be to oversee the judging process. This will be achieved by auditing submissions to ensure that all requirements for entry are met, auditing the judges’ score sheets to ensure that no mistakes have been made and ensuring that there are no conflicts of interest in terms of adjudication, and that no declarations of interests have been omitted.

CEO of SizweNtsalubaGobodo, Victor Sekese, says that the opportunity to play a part in rewarding businesses for their originality in approaching success is an honour. “Hard-earned success needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. And as our firm celebrates its 30 year anniversary this year, this is how we see our participation in these prestigious business awards.  

“The awards allows us to publically acknowledge how far we as a firm have come, at a gathering that inherently seeks to recognise success. As our firm continues its drive towards leaving a transformative legacy across the continent, we look forward to commending innovative and successful enterprises that are playing their part in creating a better future for all South Africans.”

The 2014/15 Awards are hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, are sponsored by Absa and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and will be held in Johanesburg on the 9th of April 2015. The Award categories include: 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.

Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson
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Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry
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