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Winners of the 2020 South African Small Business Awards announced



November 20, 2020

Ending off its 12th successive year, the NSBC in association with World Famous Events has announced at a virtual gala event for South Africa’s Top 20 Finalists, Special Award Winners and the Main Category Award Winners for the 2020 South African Small Business Awards. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common – a driving entrepreneurial force. 

“We are astounded at the diversity of entrants again this year, but equally encouraged as it shows the depth and breadth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit. Growing small and medium businesses is vital to the local economy and its ever-growing rate of unemployment. This type of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will undoubtedly cultivate a much healthier business landscape for all involved,” says Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the NSBC.
The 2020 South African Small Business Awards are sponsored by Discovery, Vodacom, Absa, Netstar and MTN.  
“We are humbled by the support of such esteemed industry leaders. Without their commitment to building tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, these businesses would have less opportunities to thrive and flourish,” says Anderson.

The 2020 Top 20 Finalists are:

ACDC Express Rustenburg – Thabo Kgowana
Bridgement – Daniel Goldberg
Bumba Technos – Bongani Mkhwebane
Digemy – Kobus Louw
Elenjical Solutions – Tinu Elenjical
Global Unique Fabric – Shakeel Karjieker
Honeycomb BEE Ratings – Deirdre Mitchell
Ikusasa Technology Solutions – Thusile Dlamini 
Imagin Eight – Adam Rabinowitz
Kopano Creative Concepts – Melita Mohlala
Medinox – Mike Labuschagne
Mintor – Leanne Viviers
NK Innovations – Mo Malele
Pro Talent – Cindy Norcott
TASK Interior Styling – Malehu Langa
The Tax Shop Hartbeespoort – Kimberly Ebersohn
Tigerfish Software – Gary Goldie
The Zinto Marketing Group – Michelle Combrinck
Vision Tactical – Yaseen Theba
Xero – Colin Timmis

The Top 20 all receive a Top 20 Winner Award and were all automatic finalists for the Main Category and Special Awards. Anderson says “the categories are selected with strategic intent, paying homage to sectors within the business landscape that potentially present greater stumbling blocks to success.” 

The 2020 Special Award Winners are:

National Innovation Award Winner:
Medinox – Mike Labuschagne

National Funding Award Winner:
Bridgement – Daniel Goldberg

National Retail Award Winner:
ACDC Express Rustenburg – Thabo Kgowana

National Franchisee Award Winner:
The Tax Shop Hartbeespoort – Kimberly Ebersohn

National Creative Award Winner:
TASK Interior Styling – Malehu Langa

National Fintech Award Winner:
Elenjical Solutions – Tinu Elenjical

National Youth Development Award Winner:
Mintor – Leanne Viviers

The 2020 Main Category Award Winners are:

National Small Business Champion:
Xero – Colin Timmis

National Entrepreneur Champion:
Global Unique Fabric – Shakeel Karjieker

National Woman in Business Champion:
Kopano Creative Concepts – Melita Mohlala 

National Start-Up Champion:
Tigerfish Software – Gary Goldie

“Each entrant has in some way made a difference to someone’s life, either through employing them or by offering services to them. At the heart of this great nation is its people and I am proud to be associated with all these worthy winners,” says Anderson.

He says that the NSBC and World Famous Events would not only like to congratulate the Top 20 Winners, the Special Award Winners and the Main Category Awards Winners, but also thank them for their relentless commitment to building a better tomorrow. 


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