PriceWaterhouseCoopers named South Africa’s Business of the Year

By on August 11, 2015

PriceWaterCoopers (PwC) recognises that diversity is not about numbers but about meaningful development and equality of people, with objectives on representation of all demographic groups in the workplace, irrespective of religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Announced on 6 August 2015 at Emperors Palace at the annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards, some of PWCs’ achievements include:

  • Candidates’ pass rate of 87% compared to the national pass rate of 78% and it is also the highest pass rate of the four large audit firms
  • Qualified 1,426 ACI Chartered Accountants over the past 11 years and continue to be the single does generic viagra work largest developer of Chartered Accountants in South viagra vs cialis vs levitra reviews Africa
  • Black partnership growth: 18% in 2008 to 27.5% in 2013
  • 75% of our 2013 bursary spend of R15m was allocated to black generic plavix students
  • In 2012 our graduate intake (for both CA and non-CA recruits) was 526, of which 51% was black and 29% was black female

Nana Madikane, PwC Diversity & Inclusion Leader for South Africa says: “we have a strategy around inclusion and diversity, which drives our business as people are important to us. It feels great to win this award as a firm as it means that we are recognised for our efforts.” Hosted by Topco Media, in partnership with Standard Bank, the Awards are dedicated to recognising outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision and innovation in organisations that have stepped up and shaped clomid for 5 days women’s roles within the private and public sectors. “Standard Bank best canadian pharmacy for viagra would like to congratulate all the winners of the 12th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards and the organisations nominated for the respective awards tonight, which are actively bridging the gender gap in their companies. It is not only good for the cultural progress of companies to be gender diverse but research shows that the more gender diverse companies tend to do better than their counterparts who do not promote gender equality,” says Ethel Nyembe, Head of Small Enterprise at Standard Bank. The top empowered public and private organisations in South Africa are: Fast Growth Women-Owned SMME Award – Sponsored by Sibongile Security

  • Spark Schools & eAdvance

Diversity in the Workplace Award

  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Multinational Award

  • Havas Worldwide

Civil Society Organisation Award

  • Breast Health Foundation

Investing in People Award – Sponsored by TUMI

  • Multichoice

ICT Award – Sponsored by ALCM Solution Centre

  • ICT-Works

Corporate Citizenship Award – Sponsored by Lion of Africa Insurance

  • Vodacom

Skills Development Award – Sponsored by Monash South Africa

  • Rheinmetall Denel Munition

Health & Pharma Award – Sponsored by Sizwe Medical Fund

  • Aspen Pharma

Transport & Logistics Award – Sponsored by Topco Media

  • ACSA

Resources Award – Sponsored by Anglo American Platinum

  • De Beers Consolidated Mines

Engineering Award – Sponsored by Total South Africa

  • Uvuko Civils

Energy & Utilities Award – Sponsored by Schneider Electric

  • City Power Johannesburg

Retail Award – Sponsored by Clicks Group

  • V&A Waterfront

Top Female Entrepreneur of 2015 Award – Sponsored by WBD Investment Holdings

  • Marthie Jansen van Rensburg – Ekhuruleni Artisans & Skills

Top Young Achiever (<40 YEARS) Award – Sponsored by Mango Airlines

  • Azola Lowan – PPC Cement

Top Woman in Aviation Award – Sponsored Denel

  • Refilwe Ledwaba – SA Women in Aviation & Aerospace Industry

Top Public Sector Leader Award – Sponsored generic levitra by Destiny Magazine

  • Mmanare Mamabolo – SA Civil Aviation Authority

Top Gender Empowered Government Department Award – Sponsored by PSM

  • Gauteng Department of Education

Top Gender Empowered Parastatal/Agency Award – Sponsored by Mncedisi Ndlovu & Sedumedi Attorneys

  • ACSA

Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by Standard Bank

  • Wendy Luhabe

Top Businesswoman of the Year Award – Sponsored by Standard Bank

  • Angela Dick – Transman

Top Gender Empowered Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Standard Bank

  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Some of the finalists included: Palabora Mining, Penta Floor, V&A Waterfront, Aecom, PPC, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Aspen, ACSA, DHL Express, Khayelitsha Cookies and Vuma Reputation. For the full list of finalists in their categories visit Visit for more details about the Standard Bank Top Women Awards and join our social media platforms – LinkedIn:; Twitter: @TopWomenAwards and Facebook:

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