The Township Entrepreneur Awards are an initiative by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development to celebrate, recognise and reward entrepreneurial talent in the townships whilst supporting the provinces’ goal and commitment to revitalising the township economy. Individuals, cooperatives and businesses operating in the township were awarded at a glittering ceremony on March 2016 across fourteen categories.

A first for the province and the country as a whole, the main objective of the awards is to recognise and reward entrepreneurial talent in township settlements whilst building and cementing confidence in township based businesses. Equally important is the impact that the awards will have in changing negative perceptions about township based businesses as well as encourage and inspire township entrepreneurs to realise the conceivable economic gains for communities within which they operate

The full list of winners from the Township Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony 2016 can be seen here

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!