Past winner catch-up – where are they now?

2018 marks our 30th year in honouring entrepreneurs and the contributions they make toward growing the South African economy. We’re celebrating by catching up with some of the past winners of the competition. Catching up with: Mpodumo Doubada Winning year: Innovator of the Year® – 2017 Winning business: Pimp my Book is a successful chain […]

Past winner catch-up: where are they now?

2018 marks our 30th year in honouring entrepreneurs and the contributions they make toward growing the South African economy. We’re celebrating by catching up with some of the past winners of the competition. Catching up with: Elian Wiener Winning year: Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year® and Innovator of the Year – 2011 Winning business: Epic […]

Past winner catch-up: where are they now?

2018 marks our 30th year in honouring entrepreneurs and the contributions they make toward growing the South African economy. We’re celebrating by catching up with some of the past winners of the competition. Catching up with: Gil Oved Winning year: co-winner Entrepreneur of the Year® – 2015 with Ran Neu-Ner Winning business: In 2015, The […]

Breaking norms leads to success for 2015 EOY entrant

Wearing pink and playing with dolls is often associated with most little girls’ childhood. This was not the case for Shireen Sayed, an adventurous outdoor enthusiast who grew up climbing trees. This Durban-based entrepreneur, owner of Aspire Project Management, says she knew from a young age that she would carve her career in the built […]

Creative recruiting gains momentum for 2015 EOY entrant

Many find it challenging to balance both a career and family life, but when you are a mother of a young family with the goal of expanding your business into Africa while simultaneously increasing your local market and financial wellbeing, it sounds like an impossible task. Yet that is precisely what Laura Reynolds – business […]

Photos: 2015 EOY winners

Category winners Emerging Business Entrepreneur of the Year®: Kim Whitaker, Once in Cape Town Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year®: Bryan Anderson, Delta Steam Systems Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year®: Nadir Khamissa, The Hello Group Job Creator of the Year: Lewis Thomas, Partners Hair Design Innovator of the Year: Nadir Khamissa, The Hello Group […]

Determination leads to a passion-driven life in coaching for 2015 EOY entrant

Passion – the feeling that lights a fire inside of you regardless of all the obstacles – is something that resonates with all entrepreneurs. Without passion, entrepreneurs would simply not be the type of individuals that we have come to associate with hard work, strength and determination. It is this passion that led Volente Morais, […]

Turning Passion into Profit

Tommy Makhatho on winning the 2013 Sanlam/ Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition winner We chat to this year’s overall Sanlam/ Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition winner, Tommy Makhatho, owner of BiBi Cash & Carry, about his entrepreneurial journey and experiences post winning the title. 1. What was your reaction to winning […]

EOY entrant moving forward in the transport industry

In light of October being Transport Month we chat to 2012 competition entrant Ashley van der Berg, Managing Director of Rail2Rail, about his journey as an entrepreneur in the transport industry. 1. Briefly describe your business and the industry you operate in? Rail2Rail is a specialised concrete railway sleeper manufacturer, based in Kimberley in the […]

Celebrating entrepreneurial success at the 2013 EOY business workshops

In order to celebrate entrepreneurial excellence, Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® (EOY) have been staging business workshops around South Africa to create platforms for entrepreneurs to network and learn from each other. During April, workshops were held in Nelson Mandela Bay, as well as Pietermaritzburg. In Nelson Mandela Bay guests were addressed […]

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