Posted by Ticketstroom – 02 March 2017

The 16th Annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards have announced its 2017 awards category finalists. Multichoice South Africa Holdings has broken this prestige event’s 16-year record, by being designated a finalist in 4 major categories: Top Empowered Company in Socio-economic development award , Skills development award, Enterprise & Supplier development award, Top empowered business of the year award.

Fellow finalists this year include McKinsey & Company, a legend of empowerment, which has won more 4 Oliver Top Empowerment Awards over the years.

The Oliver Top Empowerment Awards have never been more relevant than they are today, against the backdrop of government’s recent call for accelerated economic transformation. Affectionately termed “The Olivers”, in honour of revered namesake Oliver Tambo, South Africa’s premier showcase for leadership researches, ranks and recognises outstanding leaders – both organisations and individuals – exemplifying vision, innovation, leadership and, most of all, action in the name of transformation.

In doing so it motivates all stakeholders in South Africa’s socioeconomic development
to pursue equally measurable empowerment-based success. Winners will be announced on the 30th of March 2017 at the Birchwood Hotel

Affectionately termed “The Olivers”, in honour of revered namesake Oliver Tambo.

Affectionately termed “The Olivers”, in honour of revered namesake Oliver Tambo.

Below is the complete list of this year’s Oliver Top Empowerment Awards finalists:

FAST GROWTH BLACK-OWNED SMME AWARD

Calvin & Family Group
Giscoe
Koen & Associates Architecture
LA Consulting Engineers
NVT Communications
Silulo Ulutho Technologies
Usizo Engineering
Yourself Management

SED (SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT) AWARD

Britehouse SSD
K.Carrim Group
McKinsey & Company
Multichoice South Africa Holdings
Vitrovian
Volkswagen South Africa

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Anglo American Platinum
Britehouse SSD
DG Store SA
Elgin Brown & Hamer
McKinsey & Company
Multichoice South Africa Holdings
Palabora Mining
Scan Display Solutions
Volkswagen South Africa

ENTERPRISE & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Elgin Brown & Hamer
EnSafrica
K.Carrim
Multichoice South Africa Holdings
Sun International
Volkswagen South Africa

DIVERSITY AWARD

DG Store SA
Dolphin Coast Landfill Management
Empire Technology
Isilumko Staffing Solutions
Praxis Computing

JOB CREATION AWARD

Coega Development Corporation
Isilumko Staffing Solutions
Adenco Construction
Go Big Construction

TOP EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Automotive Industry Development Centre
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Freedom Park
North West Parks Board
Project Isizwe
South African Civil Aviation Authority
The Playhouse Company

TOP EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR OF 2017 AWARD

Asgar Mahomed & Mahomed Cassim – Esquire System Technologies
Calvin Mathibeli – Calvin & Family Group
Connie Mdladla – Khaas Logistics
Kabelo Ncholo – Yourself Management
Kershen Pillay – Masifunde Training Centre
Nomfundo Mcoyi – Icebolethu Group
Shaun Clive Quarmby – DG Store SA
Vino Govender – LA Consulting Engineers

TOP EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Maphefo Anno – Frempong – Transport Education & Training Authority
Mothobi Edward Mothobi – North West Parks Board
Phathiswa Fotoyi – Transnet
Poncho Mokaila – Department of Rural, Environment & Agricultural Development
Xolile George – South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

TOP EMPOWERED YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD (UNDER 40 YEARS)

Brodwen Koen – Koen & Associates Architecture
Connie Mdladla – Khaas Logistics
Lutho Magaqa – Tsori Capital
Siphiwe Mgandela – DG Store SA

TOP EMPOWERED BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

David Masondo – Automotive Industry Development Centre
Faith Khanyile – WDB Investment Holdings
Jay Ramnundlall – Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology
Johanna Mukoki – Travel with Flair
Khalid Abdulla – African Equity Empowerment Investments
Lindiwe Mtsweni – Vitrovian

TOP EMPOWERED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Adenco Construction
Dolphin Coast Landfill Management
Esquire System Technologies
McKinsey & Company
Multichoice South Africa Holdings
Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology
Travel with Flair
WDB Investment Holdings
Woodford Group

Ticketstroom has been confirmed as an official media partner of the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards.

Ticketstroom has been confirmed as an official media partner of the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards.

The Top Empowerment Conference and Awards are set to take place over two days being the 29th and 30th of March 2017 at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg. Ticketstroom has been confirmed as official media partner and we will continue to bring all updates regarding this prestigious event.

The Ticketstroom blog team will also be attending the event and will bring you front row experience. All you need to do is keep following Ticketstroom on Facebook and Twitter.

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