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					PMR Awards 2008 / 09: Free State: Winners in various categories
                                    Category: Best executive                                                                         Category:
                                    hotels (4 stars or more)                                                                         Engineering consulting firms
                                    Protea Hotel Bloemfontein                                                                        K V 3 Engineering (Pty) Ltd

Awards                              Rating: Outstanding - 1st overall
                                    Award: Diamond Arrow: 4.33 out of 5 points                 Awards                                Rating: Excellent - 2nd overall
                                                                                                                                     Award: Golden Arrow: 4.50 out of 5 points




                                                  Company profile                                                                                   Company profile
                                                                                                                                                     With more than 31 years’ experience in
                                                  Situated on Nelson Mandela Drive, in                                                               the region, we have an in-depth
                                                  the heart of Bloemfontein's Business                                                               understanding of both the complexities
                                                  District, the modern 4-Star Protea Hotel                                                           and the unique opportunities that exist in
                                                  Bloemfontein is set in secure                                                                      developing countries. We carry this
                                                  landscaped gardens - its swimming pool                                                             understanding with us into the broader
                                                  and terrace being the ideal setting to                                                             African and international engineering
                                                  relax after a strenuous day of business.                                                           and development arena.
                                                    Accentuate your stay in our unique and                                                             We assist our clients with policies,
                                                  comfortable accommodation with a                                                                   planning, financing, design, and
                                                  magnificent evening in the Amoretta                                                                implementation of infrastructure,
                                                  Restaurant before turning in for the                                                               economic and urban and rural
                                                  night.                                                                                             development projects that enhance
                                                    The 4-Star Protea Hotel Bloemfontein                                                             growth, prosperity and improve the
Blanche Walzl, General Manager, receiving the     is an ideal venue for the overnight          Tiaan de Necker receiving the Award on behalf
                                                                                               of KV3 Engineers.                                     quality of life.
Award on behalf of Protea Hotel Bloemfontein.     traveller and corporate executive alike.
                      Protea Hotel Bloemfontein -                                                                           creative, sustainable
              a touch of class in the heart of the Free State                                                          solutions for people and planet
          202 Nelson Mandela Drive • Brandwag • Bloemfontein                                          6 C P Hoogenhout Street • Langenhoven Park • Bloemfontein
   (051) 444 4321  (051) 444 4322    reservations@phbloemfontein.co.za                                   (051) 410 8700 (051) 446 0540  bloemfontein@kv3.co.za
                       www.proteahotels.com/bloemfontein                                                                               www.kv3.co.za
                                    Category:
                                    Property valuers
                                    RCiR Valuations (Pty) Ltd

Awards                              Rating: Outstanding - 1st overall
                                    Award: Golden Arrow: 4.00 out of 5 points
                                                                                                                                                 Residential • Commercial • Industrial
Company profile                                   SA Council of Valuers and the SA Institute                                                             & Retail Valuations
RCiR is an acronym for : Residential,             of Valuers.
Commercial, Industrial and Retail                   The Managing Director, of RCiR, Bernie                                                   65 Andries Pretorius Street • Navalsig
Valuations.                                       Davis, has more than 30 years                                                                          Bloemfontein
 RCiR Valuations (Pty) Ltd aims to                experience in property valuations. He
become preferred property specialists by          serves on the Exco, Central Branch, of the                                                           (051) 430 1648/9
offering unrivaled service at competitive         Institute of Valuers.                                                                                 (051) 448 4594
rates.                                              Based in Bloemfontein, RCiR also has                                                              fin.bfn@rcir.co.za
 In operation since 2002, the company             branches in Kimberley, Welkom and                                                        Bernie Davis, Managing Director, receiving the Award
subscribes to the Code of Conduct of the          Bethlehem.                                                                               on behalf of RCiR Valuations.

                                    Category:                                                                                        Category:
                                    Water providing companies                                                                        Alcoholic beverages
                                    Sedibeng Water                                                                                   South African Breweries Ltd

Awards                              Rating: Outstanding - 1st overall
                                    Award: Golden Arrow: 3.76 out of 5 points                  Awards                                Rating: Excellent
                                                                                                                                     Award: Golden Arrow: 3.94 out of 5 points




                                                  Company profile
                                                                                                                                                   Company profile
                                                  Established in 1979, Sedibeng Water
                                                  covers an operational area of 86 000                                                                Founded in 1895, the South African
                                                  km², providing services to approximately                                                          Breweries Ltd (SAB) is the South African
                                                  2 million people across three provinces,                                                          subsidiary and historical birthplace of
                                                  viz, the Free State, North West and                                                               SABMiller plc, one of the world’s largest
                                                  Northern Cape. In addition, in 2007,                                                              brewers by volume with more than 200
                                                  Sedibeng Water acquired the operations                                                            brands and brewing interests and
                                                  and maintenance of Vaal Gamagara.                                                                 distribution agreements in over 60
                                                    The supply of water services, both bulk                                                         countries across six continents.
                                                  and retail, is the main function of                                                                 SAB employs more than 9 000 people,
                                                  Sedibeng Water, while the organisation                                                            75% of whom are from previously
                                                  also involves itself in the provision of                                                          disadvantaged groups.
                                                  water, sanitation and reticulation                                                                  As South Africa’s leading brewer, SAB
                                                  services in cases where a local                                                                   is committed to promoting responsible
Ian Hasenjager receiving the Award on behalf of   government cannot perform such               Attie Mokhahlane, Corporate Affairs Specialist,      alcohol behaviour – both inside and
Sedibeng Water.                                   functions.                                   receiving the Award on behalf of SA Breweries.       outside the company - also in central SA.
                          Sedibeng Water -
            sustaining the source and flow of life forever
                                                                                                              Draw the line. Don’t drink and drive.
                   Proteastreet • Balkfontein • Bothaville                                                    320 Church Street • Hamilton • Bloemfontein
       (056) 515 0200   (056) 515 0369    ceosec@sedibengwater.co.za                              (051) 406 8400    086 686 2897     attie.mokhahlane@za.sabmiller.com
                              www.sedibengwater.co.za                                                                             www.sablimited.co.za
PMR Awards 2008 / 09: Free State: Winners in various categories
                                       Category: Transport                                                                               Category: Mining companies
                                       companies (passenger)                                                                             in operation
                                       Greyhound                                                                                         Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd

Awards                                 Rating: Very good
                                       Award: Bronze: 3.88 out of 5 points                           Awards                              Rating: Outstanding - 1st overall
                                                                                                                                         Award: Golden Arrow: 3.86 out of 5 points




                                                                                                                                                              Our business is gold


                                                     Company profile                                                                                  Securing
                                                Greyhound was the first luxury coach
                                                                                                                                                      tomorrow’s
                                                operator to start an intercity scheduled                                                              gold
                                                service, as far back as 1984, and we
                                                now carry more than 1 million                                                                            The bottom line is about sustainable
                                                passengers annually over 21 million                                                                      development and profitability
                                                kilometres.                                                                                              Safety does come first
                                                 Our comprehensive intercity network                                                                     The communities around us do
                                                covers all the major cities in South Africa                                                              matter
                                                as well as Harare and Bulawayo in                                                                        Broad-based black economic
                                                Zimbabwe and Maputo in Mozambique.                                                                       empowerment is a priority
                                                 On all these services, the emphasis is
                                                on safety, reliability and comfort at
Alwyn Haasbroek, Terminal Manager Bloemfontein, affordable fares.                                    Jackie Mathebula, Executive Corporate Affairs,
receiving the Award on behalf of Greyhound.                                                          receiving the Award on behalf of Harmony.              www.harmony.co.za
       We’ll take you anywhere in absolute luxuxry!
                 Tourist Centre • Park Road • Bloemfontein                                           Randfontein Office Park • Corner Main Reef Rd & Ward Ave • Randfontein
      (051) 447 1558    (051) 447 1556   reservations@greyhound.co.za                                      (011) 411 2000    (011) 692 3879   corporate@harmony.co.za
                                                                                                                                        www.harmony.co.za                            GSE : HAR
                                   www.greyhound.co.za
                                       Category: Executive lodges
                                       (4 stars or more)
                                       Bains Game Lodge

Awards                                 Rating: Outstanding - 1st overall
                                       Award: Diamond Arrow                                                                                           Wildlife • Conferencing • Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                Rediscover your world!
Company profile                                        Bush Pub
Bains Game Lodge has now for years been                Because of Bloemfontein's central
                                                     location, Bains Game Lodge has become a                                                     31 Old Kimberley Road • Bainsvlei • Bloemfontein
rated as a top class supplier of conferencing,
banqueting, catering and accommodation               prime venue for summit meetings - both                                                               (051) 451 1761 / 1852
facilities. Added to this our friendly staff and a   nationally and internationally. Bains                                                              (051) 451 1761 (ask 4 fax)
wide variety of game on site, Bains never            Convention Centre is our newest addition                                                         admin@bainsgamelodge.co.za
ceases to impress.                                   accommodating up to 300 delegates for
                                                                                                                                                       www.bainsgamelodge.co.za
    The Bains Game Lodge Hotel now                   conferences and meals.
features more than 150 rooms and is home               Bains is currently being developed into the                                             Yash Athawale, General Manager, receiving the Award
to Bloemfontein’s favourite restaurant, the          biggest tourism village in the Free State.                                                on behalf of Bains Game Lodge.


                                      Category: Transport                                                                                Category:
                                      companies (passenger)                                                                              Advertising campaigns
                                      Interstate Bus Lines                                                                               Vodacom Group Ltd

Awards                                 Rating: Outstanding - 1st overall
                                       Award: Golden Arrow: 4.08 out of 5 points                     Awards                               Rating: Outstanding - 2nd overall
                                                                                                                                          Award: Golden Arrow: 4.10 out of 5 points




                                                                                                                                                       Company profile
                                                     Company profile                                                                                   Vodacom is expanding its position as a
                                                     Interstate Bus Lines’ vision is to be a                                                           leading African supplier of mobile
                                                     reputable African, passenger transport                                                            communications and related services to
                                                     company that plays a pivotal role in                                                              almost 40 million customers. The
                                                     improving the mobility, economic and                                                              Vodacom mobile network covers a total
                                                     social prosperity of the Free State and its                                                       population of some 182 million people in
                                                     people.                                                                                           South Africa, Tanzania, the DRC,
                                                                                                                                                       Lesotho and Mozambique.
                                                      Thank you to all our loyal customers                                                               Its wide range of communications
                                                     and key stakeholders for enabling us to                                                           products and services includes but is not
                                                     win this Golden Arrow Award.                                                                      limited to voice, messaging, broadband
                                                                                                                                                       and data connectivity, and converged
                                                                                                                                                       services.
                                                       Together we progress!!!
                                                                                                                                                         As for the Free State, operations have
                                                                                                                                                       grown to the extent that the Regional
                                                                                                                                                       Office in Bloemfontein has just moved to
Annelize van de Zwaard and Thando Lepele                                                             Lungile Jama, Marketing Manager, receiving the    larger premises at Unipark Building, 082
receiving the Award on behalf of Interstate Bus                                                      Award on behalf of Vodacom Group Ltd.             Vodacom Lane, Brandwag.
Lines.

                             Together we Progress                                                                                            Yebo yes!
                 36 McGregor Road • East End • Bloemfontein                                              Unipark Building • 082 Vodacom Lane • Brandwag • Bloemfontein
             (051) 448 4951  (051) 447 9750   info@interstate.co.za                                       (051) 401 1400    (021) 400 8620 customercare@vodacom.co.za
                                    www.interstate.co.za                                                                                www.vodacom.co.za
PMR Awards 2008 / 09: Free State: Winners in various categories
                                     Category:                                                                                         Category: Companies doing
                                     Retail stores (food)                                                                              most for arts and culture
                                     Shoprite Free State                                                                               PACOFS

Awards                               Rating: Outstanding - 2nd overall
                                     Award: Golden Arrow: 4.08 out of 5 points                     Awards                              Rating: Outstanding - Joint 1st overall
                                                                                                                                       Award: Joint Gold: 4.00 out of 5 points




                                                  Company profile
                                                  The Shoprite brand is one of the leaders
                                                  in South African food retailing and is,
                                                  according to independent market
                                                  research, the brand of choice of the                                                             Company profile
                                                  highest percentage South Africans
                                                                                                                                                   PACOFS’ priority is to promote cultural
                                                  consumers.
                                                                                                                                                   diversity through different forms of
                                                      Within the Shoprite Group of
                                                                                                                                                   Performing arts; Classical music and
                                                  Companies, the Shoprite chain,
                                                                                                                                                   music theatre; Music; Drama; and
                                                  focusing on the emerging market,
                                                                                                                                                   Dance and poetry. PACOFS is
                                                  remains the core business and main
                                                                                                                                                   undertaking to promote the performing
                                                  brand.
                                                                                                                                                   arts throughout the Free State and the
                                                    Shoprite's winning philosophy is to                                                            rest of the country, to the benefit of all
                                                  offer customers a convenient shopping                                                            performing art appreciators.
                                                  experience in clean stores where
                                                                                                                                                     PACOFS offers the following services:
                                                  customers can be sure to pay the lowest
                                                                                                                                                   Costume, sound and truck hire, in-
                                                  prices on their basic food and household
                                                                                                                                                   house catering, booking office, and
                                                  requirements.
                                                                                                                                                   technical support.
                                                    Overall, the Shoprite brand has
                                                  become one of South Africa’s - and also
Trevor Wymans, Regional Manager Free State,       the Free State’s - most trusted brands.          Moretlo Kabi receiving the Award on behalf of
receiving the Award on behalf of Shoprite.                                                         PACOFS.
                                                                                                                       The greatest in entertainment and
                   Lower prices you can trust ALWAYS                                                                     productions in the Free State
                         114 Maitland Street • Bloemfontein                                                                12 First Avenue • Bloemfontein
   (051) 410 7700         080 001 0709 (Customer Care)     info@shoprite.co.za                                   (051) 447 7771    (051) 430 5523   info@pacofs.co.za
                                    www.shoprite.co.za                                                                                 www.pacofs.co.za
                                     Category:

                                                                                                                                                        BULLETIN
                                                                                                                                                               Vrystaat Sake   Free State Business
                                     Local monthly newspaper
                                     Free State Business Bulletin

Awards                               Rating: Outstanding - 1st overall
                                     Award: Diamond Arrow: 4.75 out of 5 points
                                                                                                                                               Vir besigheid en ontwikkeling in die Vrystaat
                                                                                                                                              For business and development in the Free State

Company profile
 • Monthly newspaper for business and               Sasolburg, Bothaville, Bultfontein,
   development in the Free State                    Boshof, Petrusburg, Trompsburg,
                                                                                                                                                         131 Zastron Street
 • Printed on high quality paper and                Gariep Dam, Dewetsdorp.                                                                            Westdene • Bloemfontein
   distributed to business and                    •D y n a m i c w e b s i t e a t                                                                         (051) 430 5445
   government sector at Bloemfontein,               www.bulletinonline.co.za                                                                               (051) 430 7562
   Welkom, Kroonstad, Bethlehem,                  • Free weekly electronic newsletter Ezine                                                            emarket@emarket.co.za
   Harrismith, Clarens, Ficksburg,                  Bulletin.
   Ladybrand, Excelsior, Heilbron, Parys,                                                                                                             www.bulletinonline.co.za

                                     Category: Exceptional                                                                             Category: Best national
                                     managerial/corporate qualities                                                                    parks and game reserves
                                     Nedbank                                                                                           Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Awards                               Rating: Excellent — first overall
                                     Award: Diamond Arrow: 4.75 out of 5 points                    Awards                              Rating: Excellent - 1st overall
                                                                                                                                       Award: Diamond Arrow: 4.39 out of 5 points

                                                  Nedbank: Company profile
                                                  Never before has day-to-day banking
                                                  been so easy. Nedbank's wide choice of
                                                  current and affinity accounts, credit
                                                  cards, and foreign exchange products
                                                  take the stress out of routine banking.
                                                  You're always in touch with your
                                                  finances, whether by phone, through the                                                          Company profile
                                                  internet or your nearest familiar green
                                                  ATM.                                                                                               Nestled in the foothills of the Maluti
                                                    As for its services and products in the                                                          Mountains, the Golden Gate Highlands
                                                  Free State, Nedbank received three                                                                 National Park covers 34 000 ha of true
                                                  P M R Aw a r d s : F o r E x c e p t i o n a l                                                     highland habitat, providing home to an
                                                  managerial/corporate qualities -                                                                   exceptionally wide variety of mammals
                                                  Diamond Arrow; for Banks - Silver Arrow;                                                           and birds.
                                                  and for Companies doing most for BEE -                                                               Luxury accommodation, catering,
                                                  Gold Arrow.                                                                                        conferencing and numerous other
                                                                                                                                                     facilities, as well as outdoor activities,
                                                  The Nedbank Free State Office can be                                                               are based at the Golden Gate Hotel, with
                                                  reached at: 7 Collins Road, Arboretum,                                                             the imposing Brandwag Rock, keeping
                                                  Bloemfontein. Tel: (051) 403 1700; Fax:                                                            vigil over the main rest camp.
                                                  (051) 448 1701; E-mail:                                                                              Also situated in the Golden Gate Park
Brian Gouveia, Portfolio Manager, receiving the   chrisnaa@nedbank.co.za. Website:                 Johan Taljaard, Park Manager, receiving the Award is the popular Basotho Cultural Village
Award on behalf of Nedbank.                       www.nedbank.co.za                                on behalf of Golden Gate Highlands National Park. and its newly built Rest Camp.

                                                                                                                           Conserving nature since 1926

                                                                                                             20km from Clarens & 75km from Harrismith on the R712
                                                                                                            (058) 255 1000  (058) 255-1100  goldengate@sanparks.org
                                                                                                                        www.sanparks.org/parks/golden_gate/

				
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