Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards
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Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards

2017-12-07

SUSTAINING YOUR LEGACY

Business excellence was rewarded when the annual Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards were held on 25 October 2017.

Hosted at the Umfolozi Casino and Convention Resort, the theme for the elegant event was 'Sustaining your Legacy' and a number of companies, ranging from emerging to massive corporates, competed for honours in the various categories.

Main sponsors for the glitzy awards were Standard Bank and Richards Bay Minerals, and fittingly, the new managing director of Richards Bay Minerals, Mr Billy Mawasha, was the guest speaker.

The president of Business Unity South Africa, Dr Jabu Mabuza, was the keynote speaker, who comprehensively addressed the issue of corruption. He said, "We need to take action as businesses to:
  • Build a culture of the highest ethical standards
  • Take a zero-tolerance approach to those persons involved corruption and ensure    transparency
  • Reinforce processes, systems and controls pertaining to sourcing decisions and    governance.
Richards Bay Coal Terminal walked away with the Premium Award, and category winners were:

Service Excellence Award:Public Sector
This award raises the profile of the work and achievements of a winning team, in the spirit of Batho Pele.
Winner: King Cetshwayo District Municipality

Service Excellence Award: Business - Sponsored by RBCT
This award is made out to a business making effective use of customer service initiatives to deliver business plan objectives and demonstrating improved business performance as a result.
Winner: Duvenage Incorporated
Runner-up: Kloppers Incorporated

Employer of the Year Award
Recognises the business that demonstrates flexibility and adaptability while exemplifying the ethos of corporate governance. This award recognises jobs created and retained, skills development programmes, incentives for employees and compliance with labour law regulations.
Winner: Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Runner-up: Tronox

SABCOHA Wellness Award
This award is presented to the company/organisation with the best HIV & Aids awareness
programme implemented in their company.
Winner: Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Runner-up: Tronox

Safety Awareness Award
This award is intended to encourage the development of safety skills on the job and to reward those people and companies demonstrating special diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession.
Winner: Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Runner-up: Tronox

Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Winner: Tronox
Runner-up: Foskor

Emerging Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by Tronox
Winner: Iqaba Consulting Engineers
Runner-up: Emvelo Environmental Consultants

Micro Business of the Year - Sponsored by Tronox
Winner: Kloppers Incorporated
Runner-up: Lighthouse Engineering

Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by Seeff
Winner: Encore Maintenance Solutions
Runner-up: Splendid Inn Bayshore

Medium Business of the Year - Sponsored by Isizinda Alluminium
Winner: Premier Hotel: The Richards

Corporate Business of the Year
Winner: Tronox
Runner-up: Richards Bay Coal Terminal

Automotive Business of the Year
Winner: Peugeot Richards Bay

Logistics Business of the Year
Winner: Richards Bay Coal Terminal

Most efficient water user of the year - Sponsored by ZCBF
Winner: Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Runner-up: Tronox

Tourism Business of the Year
Recognising the outstanding work tourism businesses do to enhance the economy of our region and create jobs.
Winner: Umfolozi Hotel Casino and Convention Resort
Runner-up: Premier Hotels: The Richards

Premium Award of the Year - Sponsored by DNK Engineering
The company or institution who received the overall highest points in the Business categories.
Winner: Richards Bay Coal Terminal

Winners of various categories celebrate their achievements                       

RBCT's General Manager of Capital Projects, Mill Murphy receives the Premium Award from Danny Naidoo of DNK Engineering, the sponsor of the award and Deputy President of the ZCCI. With them are Mrs Nellenie Naidoo, ZCCI President, Judith Nzimande and King Cetshwayo District Municipality Mayor, Cllr N. Mkhulisi    

Keynote speaker, Mr Jabu Mabuza, president of Business Unity South Africa.

Iqaba Consulting Engineers were the winners of the Emerging Business of the year Award.

Natacha Nsengiyumva (left) and Nontokozo Ndlovu (right) received the award from ZCCI's Judith Nzimande and Sipho Mkhwanazi of Tronox, who sponsored the award.




Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards

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