Abagold - SA's top Export Company
"I am very proud to have been able to receive the award on behalf of the Abagold team. This is a very prestigious award and certainly the biggest we have received to date," said Christo du Plessis, Managing Director of Abagold.
The awards aim to recognise South African companies that invest in both human and technical resources in various projects as well as stimulate local job creation and broader participation in the economy. In his opening address at the awards, Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, said the SA Premier Business Awards provided a platform for recognition of achievement in business “These awards are of value in particular because they give companies recognition and that recognition, we hope, passes on in some kind of tangible commercial reputational benefit can be significant for companies in enhancing their position in the market,” said Davies.
Entry form submissions for the awards closed in mid-February. A total 159 entries were received while a 12 member judging panel comprising of various role players from business and labour as well as the department among others, were responsible for selecting the winners. The adjudication process concluded in March.
The awards, said Davies, were an amalgamation of previous award ceremonies. He said with such an award ceremony “we can serve to encourage much more entrepreneurial efforts in the society as a whole”.
The awards were held in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa.