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The National Small Business Council (NSCB) in association with World Famous Events recently announced their choice of South Africa’s ‘Top 20’ for the 2020 South African Small Business Awards. The ‘Top 20’ finalists represent a broad range of industries and businesses, with one thing in common: an inspiring entrepreneurial force.

They are (in alphabetical order):

ACDC Express Rustenburg – Thabo Kgowana
Bridgement – Daniel Goldberg
Bumba Tecnos – Bongani Mkhwebane
Digemy – Kobus Louw
Elenjical Solutions – Tinu Sabu
Global Unique Fabric – Shakeel Karjieker
Honeycomb BEE Ratings – Deirdre Mitchell
Ikusasa Technology Solutions – Thusile Dlamini
Imagin Eight – Adam Rabinowitz
Kopano Creative Concepts – Melita Mohlala
Medinox – Mike Labuschangne
Mintor – Leanne Viviers
NK Innovations – Mo Malele
Pro Talent – Cindy Norcott
Task Interior Styling – Malehu Langa
The Tax Shop Hartbeespoort – Kimberly Ebersohn
Tigerfish Software – Gary Goldie
The Zinto Marketing Group – Michelle Combrinck
Vision Tactical – Yasheen Theba
Xero – Colin Timmis

“Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are astounded at the diversity, quality and number of entrants this year, but equally encouraged as it shows the depth and breadth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit. Growing small and medium businesses is vital to the local economy and its ever-growing rate of unemployment. This type of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will undoubtedly cultivate a much healthier business landscape for all involved,” says Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the NSBC.

“Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are astounded at the diversity, quality and number of entrants this year, but equally encouraged as it shows the depth and breadth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit.”

As well as receiving a ‘Top 20’ Winner Award, the Top 20 also stand in line to win one of the following award categroies:

2020 National Small Business Champion
2020 National Entrepreneur Champion
2020 National Woman in Business Champion
2020 National Start-Up Award
2020 National Special Awards

Anderson also extended his thanks to the 2020 awards sponsors, who are Discovery, Absa, Vodacom, Netstar and MTN. He says, “We are humbled by the support of such esteemed industry leaders. Without their commitment to building tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, these businesses, would have less opportunities to thrive and flourish.”

This year’s Gala Awards will be held as a virtual event on Thursday, 19 November 2020. The evening promises lots of glitz, entertainment and the opportunity to meet and mingle with SA’s top entrepreneurs and celebrities in a virtual environment. To find out more and book your spot, go to www.smallbizawards.co.za.