Mintek crowned at the 17th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards

Shining a spotlight on economic empowerment and transformation, winners in the 17th Annual Top Empowerment Awards were announced on Thursday 12 April 2018, at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Mintek was named the Top Empowered Company: Public Service Award recipient.


As the most influential empowerment awards ceremony recognising leadership and advancing innovation in empowerment, Top Empowerment Awards crowned this year’s champions for their contribution in driving the empowerment agenda and their leading role in boosting South Africa’s growth and equity in the economy.


“We are constantly driving transformation and economic empowerment because we believe it adds value to Mintek,” said Gugulethu Nyanda, General Manager Corporate Services, “It is therefore truly humbling to be awarded for something we are passionate about.” 


Rylan Fisher, Top Empowerment Editorial Director said, “Our 13 awards categories cover the breadth of sectors in the empowerment space and we were excited by the large amount of interest with over 150 nominations of companies from across South Africa. We have seen outstanding competition this year and all of our finalists have shown that they are among the best in advancing transformation in South Africa.”


Top Empowerment Awards are considered the ultimate accolade by winning companies for their transformation activity and winners claim their space among the highest ranked empowerment companies in the global emerging markets.


“We are proud to honour the 2018 TOP EMPOWERMENT winners for their superior contributions as South Africa’s best-in-class companies and individuals who lead the nation in enhancing the possibilities of equal economic participation, and who deliver exceptional results in the face of challenges, ”  Top Empowerment’s Fisher.


TOP EMPOWERMENT supports, facilitates and leverages South Africa’s public and private sectors’ capacity to unlock the potential that exists within black-owned and managed businesses that operate within the South African economy. Through deliberate, targeted and well-defined interventions, public discussions and business networking sessions, TOP EMPOWERMENT challenges public and private sectors to continually benchmark and improve their performance to boost growth and equity in the economy.