Published On: Fri, Jul 1st, 2016

Top performing SMEs shine at awards night

SBU receipent of best performing company flanked from left by SBU CEO Seapei Mafoyane and Deputy Pres Cyril Ramaphosa far right SBU COO Emmanuel Mdhluli

SBU receipent of best performing company flanked from left by SBU CEO Seapei Mafoyane and Deputy Pres Cyril Ramaphosa far right SBU COO Emmanuel Mdhluli

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TOP-performing small and medium enterprises have been rewarded at the Shanduka Black Umbrellas National Development Awards in Johannesburg.

These prestigious awards showcase the excellent progress made by South African black entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of transforming the SME’s sector.

The overall award for the night, presented to a business that has shown great achievement in all aspect of incubation, went to Hula Minerals Processing and Engineering from the Lephalale Incubator.

They were also awarded the Best Shanduka Black Umbrellas Ambassador award.

Meanwhile, diversified mining services provider, Modi Mining was presented with the Best Performing Company award, and Kopedi Business Enterprises a company offering comprehensive services in construction and civil works walked away with the Most Jobs Created award.

The Incubator of the Year Award went to the Lephalale Incubator in Limpopo.

A well-deserved accolades the incubator, anchored by Exxaro, Anglo Sebenza and Hitachi Power Systems Africa, currently has 22 companies in its clientele including the top winner, Hula Mineral Processing and Engineering.

Shanduka Black Umbrellas Chief Executive Officer, Seapei Mafoyane, said as an organisation, they had been at the forefront of responding to the challenges facing small black owned companies, such as low success rate and barriers to market entry.

“We are proud of the progress made by our clients and are honoured to be part of their journeys to success. These awards symbolise our commitment and dedication to recognising success and the future of South Africa’s leading black entrepreneurs.”

Overall winners:
Most Jobs Created: Kopedi Business Enterprises
Best Performing Company: Modi Mining
SBU Ambassador: Hula Minerals and Processing
SBU People’s Choice Award: African Breeze Projects and Construction
Incubator of the Year: Lephalale
Overall Winner: Hula Minerals and Processing

Second place winners:
Most Jobs Created: Mthiyane Construction
Best Performing Company: Kipp Consulting Engineers
Best Shanduka Black Umbrellas Ambassador: Sunglide 68cc

Third place winners:
Most Jobs Created: Ricinz
Best Performing Company: Ceracure
Best SBU Ambassador: Akili Contentworx CC

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