Johannesburg Stock Exchange confirms its support for the SA premier business awards for second consecutive year

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will for the second consecutive year be endorsing the South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA). Now in their 5th year, these annual Awards are presented by Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African.

The JSE lending its name as a sponsor elevates the Awards from their inaugural event in 2013 to what they represent today. The conferring of a South African Premier Business Award adds credibility and enhances the exposure in their market of the sector winners,rdquo; said the Director-General of the dti, Mr Lionel October. It means a lot to have the backing of the JSE both to the hosts and to the entrants,rdquo; October added.

The Head of Marketing at JSE, Mr Mpho Ledwaba commented: We believe that these Awards are amongst the most prestigious in the business sector, recognising the spirit of enterprise, excellence and job creation, whether in a large multinational competing in the Investors or Exporter categories, or in a small start-up. Entering such Awards is a way of evaluating your own company and measuring it against sector best practices. Winning is a validation that you stand out amongst your peers, and so we believe that this kind of recognition is very motivating for business,rdquo; added Ledwaba.

The JSE will next month host the media launch of the gala event, which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 7 December 2017h. In addition, they will offer a training programme to five executives from the company which takes the first prize in the Investor of the Year category.

Entries are currently open in the following categories and will close on 13 October 2017 at midnight for online submissions and 15h30 for hard copies, (which can be hand delivered to Proudly South African, 23 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank):

Manufacturers Award

Exporter Award

Enterprise Development Award

Women Owned Business Award

Investor of the Year Award

Proudly South African Enterprise Award

Play your Part Award

SMME Award

Young Entrepreneur Award

The Black Industrialist Award

For more information and entry submissions, visit

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa.

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