The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by Minister Rob Davies to business mogul Richard Maponya, who is known for building a business empire despite the restrictions of apartheid. Africa Umoja, SA’s longest theatrical musical, executed a magnificent performance at the awards.(Images: Proudly South African) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gillian de Gouveia Proudly South African +27 11 327 7778 RELATED ARTICLES • Gordhan: Make SA work smarter • Team SA to call for investment • SA’s budget most transparent in world • Budget big on education, jobs • SA business gives budget a thumbs-upMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterThe best South African businesses in various sectors of the economy were showcased at the inaugural SA Premier Business Awards hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Wednesday night, 20 March 2013.The awards were held in Sandton, Johannesburg in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, with the aim of recognising South African companies that invest in human and technical resources in various projects and stimulate job creation.“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 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies in his opening address at the awards.The top award for the evening was the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by the minister. The award went to business mogul Richard Maponya who is known for building a business empire despite the restrictions of apartheid.“This is a great honour,” Maponya said, also congratulating all the young people who received awards. “South Africa is making history.”The winners, per category, were announced as follows:1. Rural Development Award: Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT)2. SMME Award: Malcom – Ezindaleni Hydraulics & Engineering3. Young Entrepreneur Award: Miss Earth South Africa4. Women-Owned Enterprise Award: Segakweng Enterprise And Strategy Consulting5. Quality Award: Coega Dairy6. Technology Award: Tshwane University of Technology7. Green Award: MTN SA8. Media Award: Talk Radio 702/567 Cape Talk9. Proudly South African Enterprise Award: G.U.D Holdings10. Most Empowered Enterprise Award: MTN SA11. Investor Award: Nestle (South Africa)12. Manufacturer Award: Powertech and Bell Equipment Company SA13. Exporter Award: Abagold and Saab Grintek Defence14. Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Richard Maponya“We are elated to receive this acknowledgement of nearly 30 years of contributing to rural development,” said Anthea Davids-Thames, executive director of Social Change Assistance Trust (Scat), which took home the Rural Development Award.“We are proud as an organisation in terms of our contribution to our beloved country but more so proud of the communities we support,” she said. Scat is a veteran independent fund-raising and grant-making development agency based in Cape TownThe partners also thanked the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and ABSA for their contribution to the awards.More entrepreneurship encouragementDavies said the awards were an amalgamation of previous award ceremonies, and with such an award ceremony, South Africa can serve to encourage much more entrepreneurial efforts in the society as a whole.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.On 4 April dti will launch the fifth iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) which will outline government’s plans to industrialise the South African economy.IPAP now falls under the New Growth Path which is an economic framework for 2010-2020, with the overriding objective of creating employment.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The registration deadline for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Roundup planned for Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27 is quickly approaching and those interested in attending are encouraged to make plans to attend. The 2016 Roundup will be held at theOARDC Jackson Agricultural Research Station located at 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson, OH 45640.OCA is pleased to announce an addition to the Roundup’s Saturday, August 27 morning program. Speaking on behalf of the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign will be Charles W. Herbster, the national chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee for the campaign. Herbster, a noted Angus breeder and businessman from Nebraska, will be joined by Sam Clovis, national Chief Policy Advisor to the Trump campaign and Governor David Heineman, the longest serving governor of the state of Nebraska. They will present information on Donald Trump’s agricultural platform and answer questions.Friday, August 26 will feature the annual OARDC Jackson Agricultural Research Station’s Beef and Forage Field Night. Managing the young cow for profitability will be the primary focus of the program. Friday evening registration will occur from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and OCA Allied Industry Council (AIC) representatives will be present to talk with cattlemen. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. Following dinner at 6 p.m., the program will feature speakers from The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences and the OSU Extension Beef Team.At the conclusion of the program Friday, all attendees are invited to attend the Roundup Social at Rowdy’s Smokehouse in Jackson, Ohio. The social will include music, food, drinks, and a shuttle service. The Friday evening social is sponsored by: United Producers, Inc., Boehringer-Ingelheim and Frazier Farms.Saturday morning registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the nearby Jackson South View Elementary. Purina Animal Nutrition will sponsor breakfast for Roundup attendees and Saturday’s program is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.Representatives from The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences will start things off with a department update and introduce new faculty that are focusing on beef cattle research and outreach programs for cattlemen. Attendees will also hear an update on plans for the new OSU beef facilities.A Washington, D.C. policy update will be provided by Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He will provide an election update and discuss the importance of trade and the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the beef industry and other issues important to cattle producers.An auction to benefit the NCBA and OCA Political Action Committees will take place on Saturday morning and will feature Ohio State football tickets and Coach Urban Meyer signed items.A ribeye steak sandwich lunch will be served by the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association and is sponsored by Union Stock Yards. Following lunch, attendees will load the buses for the farm tours. The first tour stop will be the Spurlock farm, located near Oak Hill, and operated by father and son, Bob and Tyson Spurlock and their families. The second and final tour stop will be the Sonny Russ Farm, a family cattle backgrounding operation started in 1970. At approximately 4:30 p.m., attendees will return to OARDC and depart for home. August 15 is the registration deadline for the Roundup. Friday night is $10 per person for OCA members and non-members. The cost on Saturday is $25 for OCA members and $35 for non-members. All registrations at the door will be $35. For more information about the Roundup or to register call the OCA office at (614) 873-6736 or email [email protected] A full description of the schedule of events, online registration and a downloadable registration form can also be found at www.ohiocattle.org/Events-and-Programs/roundup. OCA appreciates the support from sponsors: Armstrong Ag & Supply, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Farm Credit Mid-America, Frazier Farms, Purina Animal Nutrition, Union Stock Yards and United Producers, Inc.
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Jose Mourinho has refuted suggestions that he vetoed a move to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United.Reports surfaced in the build-up to United’s Premier League clash with Burnley that Ronaldo was open to a return to Old Trafford in the close-season, only for Mourinho to refuse the opportunity to sign the 33-year-old.However, speaking after United’s 2-0 victory at Turf Moor, Mourinho was quick to rubbish those claims, insisting that signing Ronaldo – who he managed during his time at Real Madrid – was never an option. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “Cristiano was never on my table to say yes or no,” Mourinho, when asked about the speculation, told reporters.”Cristiano to come to us, it was never on my table.”Romelu Lukaku’s first-half double proved enough for United to claim the points at Burnley and ease some of the pressure that had been building on Mourinho.Paul Pogba failed to add a third from the spot after the interval, while Marcus Rashford was sent off for a clash with Phil Bardsley, but it was nonetheless a deserved win for the visitors, with Lukaku missing two golden chances to score again in the closing stages.Mourinho praised the fans for their vociferous backing of himself and the players, which started from the moment several stayed behind in the Stretford End on Monday to applaud after the 3-0 loss to Spurs.”I think we start winning this match because of Old Trafford after Spurs,” Mourinho said. “We lose at home, [and] if the fans react bad, the team loses confidence, the team feels pressure and the next match is more difficult.“We lost at home, the fans were amazing and understood the performance was good. The result was bad, so it was not a sad week. I feel a bit sorry we didn’t score a couple of goals in front of them because it would be magic for them.”When asked how he felt to see fans offer such clear support for his position, Mourinho replied: “The manager is not important, the team is important. The manager does not play. “I have miles and miles and miles on the touchline to cope with every different reaction from the crowd. I am really happy with the performance, the result and to give that good feeling to the fans.”