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The Champions of the 2023 South African Small Business Awards announced

Ending off its 15th successive year, the NSBC and World Famous Events announced South Africa’s Top 5 Startup Winners, Top 10 Winners, Special Award Winners and the Main Category Award Winners at the 2023 South African Small Business Awards gala breakfast on 16th November, a glittering affair attended by the business elite. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common - a driving entrepreneurial force.
 
“We are astounded at the diversity of entrants again 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.

More awards for HOT 102.7 FM in month to remember

The celebrating continues at HOT 102.7FM, as the Johannesburg-based commercial radio station has capped a memorable few weeks – both on and off air – with more awards and honours.

For starters, HOT 102.7FM has been shortlisted and ranked in the top 10 of three categories at the National Small Business Chamber Awards, which will take place in Johannesburg on the 16th of November.

The 2023 top small businesses announced

This has been a year of rebuilding and resilience, and this is reflected in the winners of the South African Small Business Awards. These awards acknowledge the tireless journey, hard work, outstanding achievements and vision of a small business to become an entrepreneurial success. It is a celebration of the most outstanding businesses and the exceptional businesspeople behind these successful and growing businesses.

These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common – a driving entrepreneurial force. By being recognized as a South African Small Business Awards winner, they are encouraged to continue their SME journey and inspire those up-and-coming entrepreneurs to show up and start the idea which has been brewing in their mind.

This year the winners have been divided in to the 'Top 10 Small Businesses' and the 'Top 5 Startups'.

Mercedes-Benz spearheads the luxury, all-electric SUV segment with the introduction of the EQS SUV
  • The EQS SUV offers an abundance of space, comfort, and connectivity for up to seven passengers in its luxurious interior. Equipped with the innovate Electric Art Interior and Exterior package.
  • Cutting-edge and powerful electric motors and the responsive 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an intelligent OFFROAD driving mode, the EQS SUV is also capable of tackling off-road terrain with ease.
  • Immaculate and evocative in design, the EQS SUV exemplifies the Mercedes-Benz philosophy of sensual purity, all while striving towards contemporary luxury aspirations.
It’s official – Vodacom is SA’s most reliable network

It’s official - Vodacom is South Africa’s ‘Most Reliable Network’. The latest biannual network report by the independent benchmarking organisation umlaut, part of Accenture, has ranked Vodacom ‘Best in Test’ ahead of competitors and scored the highest for reliability, data services and crowdsourced quality. This is testament to Vodacom’s commitment to deliver unparalleled connectivity to its valued customers and reaffirms its purpose of connecting South Africans to a better future.

Sitho Mdlalose, CEO of Vodacom South Africa, expressed his pride in achieving this remarkable milestone, stating: “We are honoured to be acknowledged as South Africa’s most reliable network. This achievement reflects the tireless efforts of our dedicated teams and the substantial investments we have made over the years to enhance our network infrastructure and provide even greater value to our customers.”

Payment solutions company puts financial inclusion first

Amplifin pledges to bring digital payment solutions to the people

According to figures published on Statista, South Africa’s total transaction value in digital payments per annum is expected to show an annual growth rate of 12.10% (CAGR 2022-2027), with a projected amount of US$25.39bn by 2027. For more than two decades, Amplifin (formerly Intecon) has participated in the National Payment System (NPS), delivering efficient state-of-the-art, customer-focussed technology that processes payments in an efficient, effective, and secure manner. But in 2022, this established provider of electronic payments and collections solutions has been reinvented to lead a new era of cashless payments, with financial inclusion for all South Africans at the core of its mission.  

AWS launches first Skills Centre outside of the USA in Cape Town

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its first AWS Skills Centre outside of the US in Cape Town, South Africa. AWS Skills Centres are physical locations where anyone can access cloud training courses and resources from Amazon experts, helping to fulfill Amazon's goal of providing free digital skills training to 29 million people around the globe by 2025.

Amplifin launches heavyweight solution for small to medium businesses

Innovative web-based system empowers businesses for growth and success

In the dynamic business landscape, growing enterprises encounter an escalating array of challenges that demand innovative solutions. Amplifin recognises that as businesses expand, their concerns multiply – from financial intricacies to operational complexities. The organisation understands that these enterprises require access to cutting-edge technologies, akin to those embraced by larger corporations, but without the financial constraints that might otherwise hinder growth.

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