Nominations for 14th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards now open!

By on November 26, 2014

It is time for the leaders of transformation and empowerment in South Africa to step forward and be recognised. Entries for the 14th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards are now open.

The Oliver Empowerment Awards, taking place at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, on the 23 April 2015, hosted by Topco Media, recognise and honour South Africa’s outstanding organisations and individuals in empowerment and transformation.

Through the Oliver Empowerment Awards, South Africa is encouraged to embrace the very diversity that once divided us, and unite in celebrating with business and government leaders.

The underlying motivation is to discover government and business leaders that are creating a culture of entrepreneurship, developing the best practices and carving out powerful and sustainable models of business for empowerment and transformation in South Africa.

“The awards provide a wonderful opportunity to get an objective evaluation and to be celebrated as a company that is committed to the realization of an inclusive economy. We are proud to have been recognized among the top companies that do this year in and year out,” says Dr Jerry Gule, General Manager at Total SA.

“I would encourage any company that wants to take the guess work out of their transformation efforts to participate in this effort. They will benefit and getting the accolades always motivates the staff who works hard to see transformation occur.”

Enter now! 

The Awards offer a platform for business leaders in empowerment, transformation and the economic development sector to access information and connections that they would not be normally privy to. Past winners have been established as transformational leaders in South Africa and gained international recognition.

“This is an important platform to use in order to encourage the industry to take a proactive step in transformation. “Adam Samie, Chief Executive Officer – Lion of Africa Insurance

You can now submit your entries for the 14th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards which is now open. Entries close on 27 February 2015.

For more information, contact Sheri Morgan on 086 000 9590 or, or Aisha Crombie on 086 000 9590 or

Click here to download the entry form

Category List

Organisational awards

  • Top Empowered: Fast Growth Black-Owned SMME Award
  • Top Empowered: Skills Development Award
  • Top Empowered: SED Award
  • Top Empowered: Enterprise and Supplier Development Award
  • Top Empowered: Diversity Award
  • Top Empowered: Job Creation Award

Public sector award

  • Top Empowered: Public Service Award

Individual awards

  • Top Empowered: Entrepreneur of 2015 Award
  • Top Empowered: Male Leader of the Year Award
  • Top Empowered: Female Leader of the Year Award
  • Top Empowered: Young Achiever Award – under 40 years

Headline awards

  • Top Empowered Business of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Click on this link to watch the 2014 promo video:

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