The Johannesburg Stock Exchange. File picture: Siphiwe Sibeko
JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will for the second consecutive year be endorsing the South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA).

Now in their 5th year, these annual Awards are presented by Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African. Lionel October, Director-General of the dti said: “The JSE lending its name as a sponsor elevates the Awards from their inaugural event in 2013 to what they represent today.”

“The conferring of a South African Premier Business Award adds credibility and enhances the exposure in their market of the sector winners. It means a lot to have the backing of the JSE both to the hosts and to the entrants.”

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Mpho Ledwaba Head of Marketing at JSE said: “We believe that these Awards are amongst the most prestigious in the business sector, recognising the spirit of enterprise, excellence and job creation, whether in a large multinational competing in the Investors or Exporter categories, or in a small start-up.

Entering such Awards is a way of evaluating your own company and measuring it against sector best practices. Winning is a validation that you stand out amongst your peers, and so we believe that this kind of recognition is very motivating for business,” added Ledwaba.

The JSE will next month host the media launch of the gala event, which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on December 7. They are set to offer a training programme to five executives from the company which takes the first prize in the Investor of the Year category. 

Entries are currently open in the following categories and will close on October 13.