12
Sep

Photos: 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year® Breakfast Awards

At this year’s breakfast awards, hosted on 2 September 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank, we be recognised the entrepreneurs that positively impact those around them, whether it is through their business growth and development or job creation for others.

12
Sep

Photos: 2013 EOY winners

Following an intense judging process and assessment of the 14 successful entrepreneur finalists, the 2013 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition winners were announced at an awards ceremony held this morning in Johannesburg.

Category winners

Emerging Entrepreneur: Jonathan Pepler, Silverline Group
Small Business Entrepreneur: Andrew & Chris Brown, The Daily Buzz
Medium Business Entrepreneur: Anton Rossouw, Life Path Health
Innovator of the Year: Mariaan du Plessis & Conrad Smith, Medical Nutritional Institute
Job Creator of the Year: Tommy Makhatho, BiBi Cash & Carry

Overall winner

Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013: Tommy Makhatho, BiBi Cash & Carry

08
Feb

Photos: 2013 EOY Cape Town launch

Can entrepreneurship help solve the unemployment crisis in SA?

What do the experts say about unlocking entrepreneurial talent as a solution to address our unemployment crisis? Are we celebrating entrepreneurship and acknowledging entrepreneurs as the heroes of our economy?

These questions and other issues affecting entrepreneurial growth in South Africa will be discussed at the launch of the 2013 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition.

Keynote speaker: Fred Robertson, a leading figure in the South African business community who co-founded Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited, and is currently Executive Deputy Chairman, Brimstone and Chairman of Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited, Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited, Sea Harvest Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and House of Monatic (Proprietary) Limited.

12
Sep

Photos: 2012 EOY winners

After months of searching and assessing, the 2012 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on Thursday, 6 September 2012 in Johannesburg.

Category winners

Emerging Entrepreneur: Tabisa Nomnganga, Bravo Promotions
Small Business Entrepreneur: Warren Graver, EnviroDeck
Medium Business Entrepreneur: Trevor Davids, Trevor Davids Plumbing
Innovator of the Year: Stuart Forrest, Triggerfish Animation Studios
Job Creator of the Year: Madelé Ferreira, Mooihoek Boerdery

Overall winner

Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012: William Duk, The Plantation Shutter Co.

10
May

Photos: 2012 Pretoria business insight workshop

The topic for our Pretoria workshop was the latest economic trends that will affect your SME going forward.

The 2012 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition breakfast workshop featured an address by Ulrich Joubert, an economist from Kruger International, who is also involved with the Bureau for Economic Research at the University of Stellenbosch. Joubert is a past chairman of the Johannesburg Afrikaanse Sakekamer, as well as the Economic Advisory Committee of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut. He is also the only economist who has won the Beeld economist of the year competition three times.

The Pretoria workshop took place at the Leriba Hotel on 25 April 2012.

10
Mar

Photos: 2012 Cape Town launch breakfast

The topic of conversation at this years launch was “How will the 2012 budget affect your business going forward?” This question and other issues affecting entrepreneurial growth were discussed at the Kelvin Grove Club on 9 March 2012 during the official Cape Town launch breakfast of the Sanlam / Business Partners 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards.

The seminar featured an address by Professor Matthew Lester, tackling the 2012 budget and its impact on South African entrepreneurs. Lester, whose credentials include a BCom CTA (Rhodes) and H Dip Tax Law (Wits), is a tax professor at Rhodes University and the winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s award for distinguished teaching in 2001. He also won the SAICA Southern region Honours Tie 2009. Apart from teaching at Rhodes, he also lectures to a wide range of South Africans on money matters and writes the popular weekly column ‘Tax Talk’ in the Sunday Times.

08
Mar

Photos: 2012 Johannesburg launch breakfast

The topic of conversation at this years launch was “How will the 2012 budget affect your business going forward?” This question and other issues affecting entrepreneurial growth were discussed at the Hyatt Regency in Rosebank on 7 March 2012 during the official Johannesburg launch breakfast of the Sanlam / Business Partners 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards.

The seminar featured an address by Professor Matthew Lester, tackling the 2012 budget and its impact on South African entrepreneurs. Lester, whose credentials include a BCom CTA (Rhodes) and H Dip Tax Law (Wits), is a tax professor at Rhodes University and the winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s award for distinguished teaching in 2001. He also won the SAICA Southern region Honours Tie 2009. Apart from teaching at Rhodes, he also lectures to a wide range of South Africans on money matters and writes the popular weekly column ‘Tax Talk’ in the Sunday Times.

25
Nov

Photos: 2011 EOY winners

The Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards is about celebrating entrepreneurs and creates a platform to give acknowledgement and recognition to the unsung heroes of our economy, the successful entrepreneurs, for their vision, innovation, perseverance, drive and commitment to their enterprises. This year saw the competition growing in leaps and bounds towards becoming the premier competition for entrepreneurs in South Africa. We would like to congratulate all our 2011 winners and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

 

24
Nov

Photos: 2010 EOY winners

We would like to congratulate those heroes of 2010 who overcame even the challenges of the recession to come out tops and show that nothing is impossible.