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. 





mpho ledwaba

Mpho Ledwaba

Mpho Ledwaba is the Marketing Manager for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Securities Exchange in Johannesburg, a position he has held since 2013. He has extensive experience in marketing management, having cut his teeth in the FMCG beverage industry, before joining Hollard Insurance Group as the Assistant General Marketing Manager in 2009..

yunus hoosen

Yunus Hoosen

Yunus Hoosen is the head of Invest SA, a division of the Department of Trade and Industry which is responsible for attracting foreign direct investment in to South Africa. He has extensive experience in the public sector, and has spent the last 18 years working in trade and investment promotion, economic development, international marketing, policy advocacy, government relations and facilitation.
Hoosen holds a B Comm. Honours Degree in Business/Managerial Economics.

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Saki Zamxaka

Saki Zamxaka is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Economic Development Agency. He was previously the CEO of PRASA Technical, a division of PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa). Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer Autopax (trading as Translux and City to City), a long distance bus company for three years and has worked in various roles in government.

Ndivhuho Raphulu

Ndivhuho Raphulu

Ndivhuho Raphulu is the Director: National Cleaner Production Centre of SA. He oversees two major national projects established to support industry in enhancing its profitability and competitiveness, through increased resource efficiency and cleaner production methodologies. He also plays a leading role in various national and international forums.

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Mothunye Mothiba

Mothunye Mothiba has been the Chief Executive Officer of Productivity SA since April 2016. He started his career as a teacher in 1981 and has held leadership positions in a number of sectors including education, labour and the gambling industry.

khanyisile kweyama

Khanyisile Kweyama

Khanyisile Kweyama is the CEO of Business Unity South Africa. She is a member of the National Planning Commission and represents South African business in a number of international business groupings, including the BRICS Business Council.

Hlengiwe Makhathini
Hlengiwe Makhathini

Hlengiwe Makhathini is the Divisional Executive: Venture Capital and Corporate Finance at the National Empowerment Fund. She is a qualified chartered accountant and has vast experience in the banking sector.

xolani qubeka

Xolani Qubeka

Xolani Qubeka is the CEO of the Small Business Development Institute. He is the owner of Qubelisa Enterprise Empowerment and Training and has served as a Non-Executive Director at Pamodzi Investment Holdings

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Bridget Nkuna

Bridget Nkuna is the Marketing Director of WestconGroup Southern Africa. She has more than 20 years of extensive marketing experience, working within both corporate and agency environments.

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Sylvester Chauke

Sylvester Chauke is the founder of DNA Brand Architects. Chauke studied communications and marketing at what is now the University of Johannesburg, before working at various marketing agencies. He rose to prominence during his time as the head of marketing at Nando’s.

Mojalefa Mohoto

Mojalefa Mohoto

Mojalefa Mohoto is the Deputy Director-General for Enterprise Development at the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD). He holds a Master’s Degree in Public & Development Management and was previously the Chief Director responsible for Enterprise Development at the dti.

bongani coka

Bongani Coka

Bongani Coka is the Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). He was previously the CEO of Productivity SA, a position he held for five years after spending 10 years as the organisation’s CFO.

frank makomo

Frank Makamo

Frank Makamo is the Executive responsible for Certification at the South African Bureau of Standards.

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