The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Dr. Sam Motsuenyane receives “Lifetime Achievement Award”

    

THe winners in the backgound pictured with (l-r) front row Dr Richard Maponya, Minister Rob Davies, Dr. Sam Motsuenyane, President Jacob Zuma, Adv Leslie Sedibe and Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe

20 March 2014

The recipients of the 2nd Annual SA Premier Business Awards – the country’s top business awards – were announced in Sandton, Gauteng, on Wednesday, 19 March 2013.

Hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry, Proudly South African and Brand SA, the Awards recognize business excellence and honour enterprises which promote the spirit of success and innovation – as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.

President Jacob Zuma gave the keynote address at the Awards.

“The success of the recipients of these awards this evening demonstrates that our country promotes innovation and success, and that opportunities are being utilised to grow businesses and prosper," said President Zuma.

"More work must be done to improve investment prospects and to encourage youth employment in particular, while not neglecting older workers. More work must also still be done to increase the number of small and medium enterprises," he added.


President Zuma hands Dr. Sam Motsuenyane the “Lifetime Achievement Award”

The top Award for the evening, a “Lifetime Achievement Award”, was presented to respected South African business and community leader and icon, Dr. Sam Motsuenyane. President Zuma handed over the Award.

Dr Motsuenyane is well known for his lifetime of service to South Africans – in business, politics and socio-economic development. Although he is an elder citizen, he continues to work tirelessly for the benefit of others.

He is one of the pioneers of black economic empowerment and spearheaded the formation of the African Bank. He served in the first post-apartheid parliament and was South Africa’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. His latest work has been largely unseen to date. Yet he has established roots that are deep and strong in three agricultural projects spanning Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga Provinces. The fruits of his endeavors can be seen and are benefiting rural communities where they are located.

In receiving the Award, he said: "I have worked with many people, most of them who are no more - I salute black business pioneers who are still alive and those who have departed."

Referring to the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and poverty, he added: "We need to create a society of black entrepreneurs to participate in nation building..."

Meanwhile, the recipients of the SA Premier Business Awards, per category, were announced as follows:

    Manufacturer Award: Pentafloor CC
    Rural Development Award: Clover Mama Afrika Trust
    Exporter Award: SAAB Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd
    Media Award: Carte Blanche (Liz Fish for “City Farms”)
    Most Empowered Enterprise Award: Coega Development Corporation
    SMME Award: Bhafoni Ba Ntiro (trading as MAID4U)
    Technology Award: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
    Quality Award: Innovative Mining Products (trading as New Concept Mining)
    Young Entrepreneur Award: Botlhokwa Events & Project
    Women Owned Enterprise Award: Hands On Treatment (Pty) Ltd
    Investor Award: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
    Proudly South African Enterprise Award: Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre
    Green Award: MechCal
    Play Your Part Award: Botlholwa Events & Projects

The Department of Trade and Industry, Proudly South African and Brand South Africa – who hosted the Awards – have congratulated the recipients and lauded them for promoting the spirit of success, innovation, job creation, good business ethics and quality.

The partners have also thanked the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and ABSA for their contribution to the Awards.

Brand South Africa

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

July 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

29th Summit of the African Union Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 04 July 2017 The 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union has come to close after 9 days, during which various statutory... <|> Ukraine Constitution Day 2017 The Constitution Day of Ukraine was celebrated at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of South Africa on 27 June 2017. Photo: Pictured at the reception are Mr.... <|> The 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland On July 1st, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the meeting celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the... <|> South Africa signs Tripartite Free Trade Area agreement 7 July 2017 South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). Signed on... <|> The Fourth Industrial Revolution as a Disruptor and Opportunity 12 July 2017 South Africa must build its skills base in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry if it is to cement... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Kazakhstan as it evolves 14 July 2017 Kazakhstan has entered a new historical period. This is according to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's article ‘The Course towards Future:... <|> Youth winners to represent South Africa in Stockholm 12 July 2017 Three learners from Limpopo, who won the South African Youth Water Prize (SAYWP) competition, will this weekend jet off to... <|> Global Tea Party for 150th year of Ceylon Tea 15 July 2017 The global tea party to mark the 150th year of Ceylon Tea was held on 6th July 2017 at the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in... <|> Seminar - The Art of Collaboration If you would like to be part of this initiative either as a partner or sponsor, please contact Sello Motsei @ 082 663 5389 or send an email to... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.