Vision 2030 Awards

20 Judges

600 Attendees

10 Award Categories

21st November 2019 | Emperors Palace

About Vision 2030 Awards

The annual Vision 2030 Awards honour the achievements and share the success stories of organisations, enterprises and individuals that are actively demonstrating alignment to the government’s Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and achieve the milestones set by the National Development Plan (NDP).

Leading by example, the winners showcased by these Awards inspire their peers and all stakeholders nationwide to pledge commitment to the NDP – not in words alone but in actions that move the nation forward.

2019 Finalists

Bigen Africa

Cape Nature

City Power

Coega Development Corporation

Kagiso Shanduka Trust

Naidu Consulting

PPC Cement

Utility Systems

Foundation for Professional Development 

Melomed Hospital Holdings

South African National Blood Service

The Cancer Association of South Africa

Choprop

College of Cape Town

Deloitte Consulting

Edit Microsystems

Kagiso Shanduka Foundation

Maluti TVET College

Masithuthuke Holdings

Naidu Consulting

The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

University of Western Cape

Vaal University

Adapt IT

Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative

Choprop

Edison Power Group

Mariveni Farmers Co-Operative

Ogilvy South Africa

Sea Harvest

Transnet Port Terminals

Turner & Townsend

A2D24

Amadlelo Agri

Aspire Consulting Engineers

AV Light Steel

Bathu Swag

Boon Africa

Dynamic DNA

Finlay Mall Leasing

Grindstone Accelerator

Khumalo & Mabuya Chartered Accountants

Mama Money

Maredi Technologies

Ozow

PBM Creation

People Solutions

SolarBeam

Sqwidnet

Totalserve Facilities Management

uYilo eMobility Programme

Durban International Convention Centre

Freedom Park

Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo

Avesh Padayachee – Fibon Energy
Duran Munsami – SolarBeam
Hiten Parmar – uYilo eMobility Programme
Jake Willis – Lulaway
Kate Groch – Good Work Foundation
Kershen Pillay – The Graduate Institute Of Financial Sciences
Mahendren Manicum – Naidu Consulting
Muhammad Simjee – A2D24
Muhammadh Shuayb Amod – Boon Africa
Norman Moyo – Distributed Power Africa
Prudence Mabitsela – Dynamic DNA
Refilwe Sebothoma – PBM Creation
Theo Baloyi – Bathu Swag
Thomas Pays – Ozow
Veli Eric Mabena – Maluti TVET College
Xolani Qubeka – Small Business Development Institute
Xoliswa Daku – Daku Group of Companies

Agricultural Research Council

ArcelorMittal South Africa

Bosch

Ricoh SA

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory

University of Johannesburg

CEF Group

Distributed Power Africa

Edison Power Group

FFS Refiners

Revive Electrical Transformers

Samuels Group

WOA Fuels & Oils

The judging Process: How it Works

Submit your Entry

Companies and individuals submit their entry forms to our Nominations Team, indicating which category they wish to enter – and why they feel they deserve to qualify as a Finalist.

Check the Criteria

To enter, they need to comply with set criteria (eg annual turnover, empowerment credentials or other stipulated measurables). Our Research Department checks on these criteria.

Choose the Category

Awards Entrants are able to enter two awards categories – one an organisational category, and the other an individual category (e.g. a company might enter for ‘Business of the Year’, while also entering its CEO for ‘CEO of the Year’).

We Validate the Entries

Our Nominations, Research and Editorial Teams collaborate to validate all entries according to both the objective, analytical pre-set qualification criteria, as well as the entrants’ written motivations. This results in a long-list of Awards Finalists.

Finalists Announced

Finalists’ names are released to the public and, at the same time, handed over to the pre-assembled external Judging Panel, comprised of independent industry experts relevant to the focus area of the Awards.

Congratulations are in order

Finalists are sent their congratulatory letters and Finalist Packs, containing customisable press release material and digital accreditation badges.

Judges receive their packs

The Judges are provided with Judging Packs containing everything they need to know about each Finalist – performance metrics, qualification data, written motivation – as well as official Scoring Sheets and guidelines for how to score the Finalists.

Judges are assigned

Individual Judges are assigned 2-3 Awards Categories to judge, so that the categories are spread across the Judging Panel.

Finalists are reviewed

The Judging Process is largely completed online – except for the Judges’ Review Forum – where the Judges come together with all Finalists in the Individual Awards Categories for one day, to give Finalists a chance to outline their achievements in person, to the Judges. The Judges Review Forum takes place in Johannesburg 1-2 months before the Awards.

Judges Decide

The Judges have a further few days to finalise their decisions and submit their lists of Winners to our Nominations Team, where they are stored away securely until the Awards Winners are announced on the night of the Awards Ceremony. For further queries on the Research or Judging Process, please contact Sandra.Bock@topco.co.za (Research) or Aisha.Crombie@topco.co.za.

Our 2019 Sponsors & Partners

Silver Sponsors

Breakaway Sponsor

Category Sponsor

Session Sponsor

Media Partner

Association Partner

Exhibition Partner

2019 Judges

Keitumetse Lebaka

CEO | Cathsseta

Sifiso Cele

HR Director | ABSA Group

Kate Moodley

Franchise Director | Discovery Consulting Services

Mothunye Mothiba

CEO | Productivity SA

Ashwell Jenneker

Deputy Director General | Stats SA

Khathutshelo Mike Ramukumba

Chief Executive Officer | Chieta

Colin Leshou

Provincial Executive: Gauteng | SEDA

Buyani Zwane

CEO |
Breakthrough Development / GIBS

Vino Govender

CEO | LA Consulting Engineers

Molebatsi Moagi

Chief Executive Officer | Central for Supplier Development

Ineeleng Molete

Chief Operating Officer | EWSeta

Thulani Nzima

Chairperson | Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency 

Awards Categories

Organisational Awards

Energy Award

This award goes to a company that has successfully implemented energy solutions to accelerate the NDP. Entrants must outline the implementation of a cost-effective, innovative product or process that provides solutions for the energy crisis or reduces emissions and therefore reduces environmental impact. The approach must be scalable and practically applicable to other facilities or products.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

Infrastructure Development Award

This award goes to a company that has successfully implemented energy solutions to accelerate the NDP. Entrants must outline the implementation of a cost-effective, innovative product or process that provides solutions for the energy crisis or reduces emissions and therefore reduces environmental impact. The approach must be scalable and practically applicable to other facilities or products.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

Healthcare Award

Organisations hoping to win this award must demonstrate excellence in addressing urgent needs in six areas of the district healthcare system: service delivery, workforce, information dissemination, medical products, vaccines and technologies, and improved health financing. This organisation must be enabling better health outcomes in terms of equity and quality, responsiveness, social cohesion, financial risk protection and improved efficiencies.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

Science and Technology Award

This award will go to the organisation that has made significant headway in overcoming the challenges facing the South African science, technology and innovation sector. Entrants must indicate how they are developing human capital as well as modernising scientific infrastructure to unlock the potential of the sector and contribute to economic growth.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

Agriculture Award

The NDP estimates that the agriculture sector could potentially create 1-million jobs by 2030. This award goes to an organisation driving demonstrable economic advances across sustainable agriculture, agri processing, fisheries and small enterprise development.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

Education & Skills Development Award

This award recognises intensive learnership skills programmes that support youth development, childhood development, basic education, further education and training, or higher education. The organisation should demonstrate commitment to the national vision for education and successful outcomes.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

SMME Award

This award is open to SMMEs across all sectors that demonstrate innovation and success, along with a positive impact on the lives of ordinary South Africans; for example, job creation, or accelerating local or national development.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R5 – R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

Enterprise & Supplier Development Award

This award goes to an organisations that have accelerated broad-based black economic empowerment through preferential procurement policies, supplier diversity and development programmes. The organisation’s strategies have promoted economic growth and reduced poverty by contributing to developing sustainable and financially independent businesses.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE ABOVE R5 – R35 MILLION PER ANNUM

Government Awards

State - Owned Enterprise (SOE) Award

This award goes to an organisation that is either wholly or partially owned and operated by Government. The organisation should demonstrate sound leadership and governance principles, as well as proven effective service delivery and a solid financials resulting in clean audits. The organisation must be transparent through accountability, timeous and reliable reporting and show improved business performance (growth, investments, low employee turnover).

Individual Awards

Driver for Change Award

This award goes to an individual who is a force for change, passionate about national development in line with the NDP, and fully on board for the journey to 2030. The award winner, from either the public or private sector, will hold the respect of the highest decision-makers at the forefront of development.

ANNUAL REVENUE MUST BE BETWEEN R5 – R35 MILLION PER ANNUM.

Awards Entry Criteria

Please read the below entry criteria carefully, before choosing your selected awards category from the list that follows and completing your online entry.

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million, unless otherwise specified.

Only companies with a valid SANAS B-BBEE Certificate will be considered for entry. Additional information may be required of your organisation where relevant:

Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Number of employees year-on-year 2014, 2015, 2016 or evidence
    of employment  creation
  • Audited annual turnover for financial years 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Procurement from local suppliers for financial years  2014, 2015, 2016
  • Skills development spend on critical skills and/or core skills as a percentage  of turnover for financial years  2014, 2015, 2016

General Criteria

  • The quality of your entry’s content is critical to the judging process.
  • Keep information brief and succinct. Motivations must not exceed 1 200 words.
  • Do not use press release material.
  • Supporting documentation that is not accompanied by a motivation
    will not be read.
  • All entrants will be reviewed on these general criteria, as well as the following eligibility criteria.

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