Business elite, glamorous celebrities to gather at Good Practice Awards

The W&RSETA Good Practice Awards taking place on the 28 June, 2016 is proving to be the only awards in South African history that truly showcase innovation and acknowledge good practice in education and training in the Wholesale and Retail Sector.

The various categories highlight excellence form individual, entrepreneurship and business. Nominees in various categories include (full list of categories and nominees available on request)

Category: Training Providers
Gordon Institute of Business Science;
Durban University of Technology;
Cape Peninsula University of Technology;
Braune Training;
Boxer Superstores;
The Smollan Group;

The prestigious Woman in Leadership award nominees include:
Charis van der Merwe (GP Retail)
Venessa Chetty (JD Group)
Sibongile Antoni (Woolworths)
Lisa Tremeer (Molly & Mason)

The most coveted award of the evening is in the Companies Category, with the following big names competing in the Non -Levy paying Companies, Small Companies, Medium Companies, Large Companies and Super-Large Companies sub-categories

Molebela Roadway Tuckshop
Molly & Mason
Mdaka Spaza Shop
Africa General Dealer
Mica Nelspruit
Jabatha Paper & Stationery
Process Sales
Pick ‘n Pay Lenasia
Dis-chem Pharmacies
Bibi Cash & Carry
Boxer Superstores

Beneficiaries of the W&RSETA’s programmes including bursary students and Learnership graduates will also be awarded under various categories.

The W&RSETA and its Public Relations partner decided to target the broader South Africa market with this year’s awards by incorporation strategic interventions that would ensure the awards are highlighted in the mass media rather than a celebration that includes the Sector peers only. The Good Practice Awards are endorsed by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education: Mr Mduduzi Manana who is also the Awards Ambassador.

The decision to adopt the Celebrity Presenter component was not taken lightly, as each celebrity needed to represent excellence in the brand they have showcased to the South Africa and African market. The celebrities chosen to attend the awards include:

Sophie Ndaba
Minnie Dlamini
Mrs Norma Gigaba
Liesl Laurie
Jason Goliath
Bokang Mantjane
Chris Jaftha
Natasha Thahane
Natasha Thorp
Nakhane Touré
Pearl Modiadie
Refilwe Modiselle
Zakeeya Patel
Roxy Burger
Clint Brink

In the spirit of celebrating individual excellence, the team has chosen two artists to perform on the evening. Rising star, 25 year old talent, Taslyn Prinsloo and Brian Themba.

‘We have taken a different approach this year to give our stakeholders with a truly befitting and glittering event worthy of their contribution in making skills development a reality in the Wholesale and Retail Sector which in turn contribute to the growth of our country and making a difference in the lives of South Africans. It was important to us to ensure that we created an unforgettable evening for all those in attendance. ” Martha Shingange – Marketing and Communications Manager, W&RSETA

The awards are set to take place from 18H00 on 28 June 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Follow all the activities on the night by searching #GPA16 on all social media networks


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