The 14th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards

23 April 2015 – Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

Hosted by Topco Media, the Oliver Empowerment Awards recognises outstanding empowerment and transformational organisations and individuals in South Africa.

“Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand.” – Stephen Covey

Join the club
By entering the Oliver Empowerment Awards, you and your organisation will have access to captains of industry and top-level business networking. You will have an invaluable opportunity to increase your brand profile, reach key business audiences, and share best practice and network with peers and future business partners.

Judges include:

  • Xolani Qubeka – Secretary General: Black Business Council
  • Vanessa Phala – Executive Director: Business Unity South Africa
  • Grathel Motau – Director: KPMG
  • Tantaswa Fubu – National President: Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa

Nominations remain open until 27 February 2015. Enter now.

“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 of Lion of Africa Insurance.

“It was such an amazing experience…I never expected to win the Young Achiever Award… it created a massive opportunity for me as I connected with incredibly successful people who have assisted me with other growth initiatives. In addition, the exposure for my personal brand was incredible, all thanks to this Award. I was encouraged by friends of mine that had entered and had already experienced the benefit of it.” – Kate Moodley of Discovery.

Entries for the 14th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards can be submitted to Sheri Morgan on 086 000 9590 or

Category List


Fast Growth Black-Owned SMME Award

Skills Development Award

Enterprise and Supplier Development Award

SED Award

Job Creation Award

Diversity Award


Most Transformed Public Sector Award (Municipality/Agency/Parastatal/SOE)

Most Transformed Government Department Award


Top Black Entrepreneur of 2014 Award

Future Black Leader Award (<40 years)

Top Black Male Leader of the Year Award

Top Black Female Leader of the Year Award

Public Sector Leader Award

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