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Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards (MOEA)

This business to business event has been running for several years now and aims to celebrate the individuals who have added to the growth and development of BEE within South Africa.

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Overview

Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards are SA’s most influential awards recognising leadership and innovation in Empowerment. The Awards are now in their 10th year and have become hugely prestigious and are considered the ultimate accolade by winning companies for their transformation activity.

Mission

The Awards, with official media partners – Impumelelo and Business Report, are the primary means by which the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards identifies, celebrates and disseminates good practice and communicates the positive impact on business and society.

Categories

Top Empowered Company Awards:

  • Resources
  • Basic Industries
  • General Industrials
  • Food & Beverages
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Travel, Leisure & Entertainment
  • Media
  • Business Support Services
  • Professional Support Services
  • Transport
  • Financial Services
  • ICT
  • Education

Top Empowered SMME Company Award:

  • FNB Top Empowered SMME

Top Empowered Government Awards:

  • Top Empowered Government Department
  • Top Empowered Government Agency
  • Top Empowered Government Parastatal

Top Empowered Individual Awards:

  • Top Black Entrepreneur (Male)
  • Top Black Entrepreneur (Female)
  • Metropolitan Top Young Black Entrepreneur
  • FNB Top Black Businessman
  • Metropolitan Top Black Businesswoman
  • Top Black Public Sector Executive

Overall Categories:

  • Musa Capital Top Empowered Big Business Award (Revenue of R500 million and above)
  • Top Empowered Corporate Award (Revenue between R35 million to R500 million)

Entry criteria

All entrants will be reviewed on the following general criteria as well as the specific category criteria:

  1. Implementation of strategic B-BBEE policies.
  2. Implementation of effective internal B-BBEE measurement mechanisms.
  3. Demonstrate effective transformation policies.
  4. Status with regards to the seven pillars of empowerment as per the B-BBEE scorecard:
    • Ownership
    • Management & Control
    • Employment Equity
    • Skills Development
    • Preferential Procurement
    • Enterprise Development
    • Social Economic Development
  5. Strong financial performance, based on the following indicators:
    • Turnover
    • Growth
    • Profitability
    • Productivity
  6. Only companies with a valid B-BBEE scorecard will be considered for entry.

Prize

To be confirmed

Entry Closing Date

Please visit the Impumelelo website for details

Contact details

Tel: 086 000 9590
Website: http://www.topco.co.za/oliverawards/

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Africa Awards for Entrepreneurs

Entries are now open for the Africa Awards.

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Overview

From the Longitude Prize in the 18th century to Alfred Nobel’s laureate awards at the start of the 20th century, the power of prize programmes to catalyse innovation and inspiration is undeniable. Such prizes serve a purpose beyond recognition and reward alone – also raising awareness, creating role models and igniting ambition.

From our experience with previous prize programmes within Africa and globally, we have met remarkable entrepreneurs who never lost belief in themselves, even when confronted by overwhelming challenges but persevered to bring their ideas to fruition. As such entrepreneurs work to create businesses that meet the needs of those around them and by doing so raise the living standards of their communities while also creating something of lasting value for themselves, their employees, their communities and their nations. The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship is honoured to provide a platform upon which they may continue to inspire a new generation of African entrepreneurs.

Mission

  • To promote the value of entrepreneurship as a driving force of today’s Africa
  • To celebrate the standards of business excellence within Africa
  • To encourage small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to embrace the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship
  • To build strong networks of African entrepreneurs as a source of learning and sharing of best practice
  • To attract more venture capital inflows towards good businesses across Africa

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Applicant Criteria

Small and medium sized, for-profit enterprises who are headquartered in Africa may apply. A local subsidiary of an African-headquartered company may apply provided it meets the eligibility criteria on its own.  Please note the minimum qualifications of turnover between US$ 1 – 15 million; demonstrated profitability; and more than 10 employees.

Closing Dates for Entries

24 August 2011

Contact Details

www.africaawards.com

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Believe Begin Become

Believe Begin Become is a business plan competition (BPC) developed by TechnoServe to support and grow new businesses in Africa.

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Overview
Believe Begin Become is a business plan competition (BPC) developed by TechnoServe to support and grow new businesses in Africa. It is an incentivized, practical training and business development program to help entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into fundable and implementable business plans. The program is currently being run in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania and Swaziland.

Mission

This program is designed to give enterprising men and women the training and resources they need to launch or expand businesses, while fostering a broader culture of entrepreneurship within their country. Believe Begin Become is based on a similar program that we established in 2002 in Latin America, where we currently run BPCs in Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru.

Entry criteria

  • A highly motivated South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Over the age of 21
  • Who has promising businesses or ideas

Prize

To be confirmed

Closing date for Entries

Please visit the Believe Begin Become website for details

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Business Launchpad Competition

The Business Launchpad is South Africa’s biggest entrepreneur competition. It focuses on both start-ups and business expansion.

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Overview

The  Business Launchpad is the country’s biggest entrepreneur competition. During 2009 more than 6 000 people registered to enter their business idea or expansion plan across 10 industries.

Mission

The Business LaunchPad competition aims to create an opportunity for anyone with a business idea or existing business, and who finds it difficult to secure conventional commercial funding, to be considered for access to start-up or expansion funding.

Entry criteria

Any South African citizen or permanent legal resident over the age of 18 may enter.

Note: Section 21 companies, Public Benefit Organisations and other non-profits may not enter as the competition funding partners do not provide grants or funding to non-profit entities.

Prizes

To be confirmed

Closing date for Entries

Visit the Business Launchpad website for details

Contact details

Website: http://www.businesslaunchpad.info/

Tel: +27 21 422 0690

+27 11 234 2526

+27 31 312 4233

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