TOWNSHIP ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

After an extensive and vigorous adjudication process, Gauteng will officially announce the nominees of the inaugural Gauteng Township Entrepreneur Awards on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 in Soweto. The nominations for the awards were opened on 21 September and closed on 09 November 2015.

Stemming from the consultative engagements that the Gauteng government held with over 50 000 entrepreneurs across 65 townships in the province, the awards are aimed at showcasing, recognising and rewarding township business excellence.

There are fifteen categories in the competition, spanning the automotive, construction, services, food and beverage as well as retail sectors of the economy.  The nominee dinner will take place on the 02nd December.

The Gauteng Department of Economic Development strives to create shared value through the Township Entrepreneur Awards. It states: “Entrepreneurship is vital for the generation of our economy. By formalising, investing and supporting township businesses we create a domino effect that will have a positive spin off which will impact not only the townships, but our entire economy. Through the creation of shared value utilizing platforms such as the Township Awards, we will be able to steer our economy in the right direction.

The Gauteng Department of Economic Development is steadfast in its objective to revitalise the township economy, and the Township Entrepreneur Awards is one of the deliverables that is aimed at promoting township businesses.


SUPPLIED ON BEHALF OF: GAUTENG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

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