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Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards 2011


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Date of Awards                      -         24 March 2011
Venue                               -         Sandton Convention Centre
Closing Date for Nominations        -         20 February 2011
Date for Internal Judging           -         17 February 2011
Date for External Judging           -         24 February 2011
Winners Dinner                      -         To Be Confirmed

About the “Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards”

The Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards are South Africa’s leading empowerment awards and a world premier event.

The annual Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards are South Africa’s pre-eminent Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) awards
initiative. Topco Media’s flagship awards acknowledge, congratulate and celebrate the efforts made by ALL local companies across the
board, from leading corporate, small individual companies and government departments toward the development and promotion of
employment equity.

Enjoy an evening of the best entertainment South Africa has to offer at the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards evening 2011.
Companies and individuals that win these awards must meet rigorous entry criteria and comply with certain minimum requirements.

Celebrating transformation with leading South African top black empowered organisations
Get the recognition you deserve and raise your company broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) profile with government
and corporate South Africa. The Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards reward South Africa's top B-BBEE businesses set to become
the market leaders of the future. If you are a top business making waves in empowerment, this is your chance to be recognised as a
trailblazer in this exciting arena.

Our celebratory 10th year anniversary will bring nothing less than the best of the best! Leaders that you meet only once in a lifetime,
entertainment that will have your jaw fastened to the ground, class, glamour and sophistication that will have you in your best attire, all
that will be left to do is enjoy and let the suspense of the 2011 winners keep you talking, a deal-makers paradise! Networking and
promoting your corporate reputation in a positive achievement-based environment has proved to be a highly successful combination for
business. If you are looking to grow, sustain or improve business relationships, learn more on satisfying your transformation needs or
showcase your achievements in empowerment, be part of this year’s Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards.

The Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards has seen some phenomenal entries this year, here are just a few of those entered to

         Kgasi Trading- Business Support Services, Young Entrepreneur
         Daimler Fleet Services- Transport
         Denel Aviation- Parastatal
         SAWS-Government Agency, Public Sector
         FIETA- Government Agency
         JRA- Government Agency, Public Sector
         Runga Trans cc- SMME, Entrepreneur
         AK Progressive Training- Education, Top Entrepreneur
         Aurecon- General Industrials
         Altimax Training Academy- Financial Services/ Education
         Denel- Parastatal, Public Sector
         Bloom Marketing- Media
         The Marc Group Limited
         360 Degrees Production House- Media
         Eversheds- Professional Support
         Fleet Africa- Transport
         AOS Consulting Engineers
         Jupiter Drawing Room
         ENS- Professional Support Services
         Club Travel- Travel, Leisure & Entertainment
         Total SA- Resources
Benefits of Entering
         • Invaluable press coverage
         • Boost staff morale
         • Impress potential investors
         • Gain prestige and recognition from peers
         • Network with fellow Businessmen/women
         • Raise your profile
         • Increase respect from existing customers
         • Help attract high quality new staff
         • Increase your business growth

MOEA Judges 2011
Name                                Position                                                        Company
Nomahlubi Simemane                  Chief Executive Officer                                Zanusi Brand Solutions
Dionne Kerr                         Chairperson                                            National Association BEE Consultants (NABC)
Tyrone Naidoo                       Managing Director                                      BEE Online
Hlonela Lupuwana                    CEO                                                    SEDA
Mxolisi (Wiseman) Mthimkhulu        Associate Director                                     Sizwe Ntsaluba
Kelly Masete                        Project Director: Members in Business                  SAICA
Nomonde Mesatywa                    Acting Chief Director: Black Economic Empowerment Department Trade & Industry (dti)

Judging Process

During the entry phase entries are reviewed as they come in to determine whether they meet the criteria and are entering the correct
category. We will revert to you before the cut-off date should your entry not be adequate and advise on how to improve your entry to
ensure qualification. Once the entry period closes, the entries are compiled and put forward for internal judging. The purpose of the
internal judging is to shortlist the categories to the five best entries per category. Several members of Topco’s senior management
deliberate and come up with the top five according to the criteria. The quality of the motivation is also a decisive factor. The top five are
declared our finalists and their information is again compiled and sent to our independent panel of judges. The judges meet at a set
date and then review all the entries and determine the winners. Their decisions are based on how well the companies did according to
our criteria, as well as the quality of their motivation. The motivation should address each criteria point in a concise fashion. Companies
who submit company profiles instead of addressing the specific criteria often are disqualified or simply score lowly as the judges do not
have much to judge them with. Once a consensus is reached on each category, a winner is chosen. Winners are announced on the
evening of the awards. Celebrating transformation with South Africa’s leading black empowered organisations.

Category Sponsors

         FNB                        -        Top Empowered SMME
                                    -        Top Black Businessman of the Year

         Metropolitan               -        Top Black Business Woman
                                    -        Top Young Black Entrepreneur
                                    -        Top Empowered Business of the Year

         Musa                       -        Top Empowered Big Business of the Year

         Business Report            -        Top Empowered Financial Services

         Siyanda Resources          -        Resources Category
Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards                  Categories 2011
Mining, Oil & Gas, Alternative Energy

Basic Industries
Chemicals, Construction & Building Materials, Manufacturing, Forestry & Paper, Steel & Other Metals

General Industrials
Aerospace & Defence, Diversified Industrials, Electronic & Electrical Equipment, Engineering & Machinery, Automobiles and Auto Parts

Food & Beverages
Food (Farming, Fishing, Food Processors), Beverages (Brewers, Distillers & Vintners, Soft Drinks)

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Health (HMO's, Hospital Management, Medical Supplies), Pharmaceuticals (includes Biotechnology) Spa’s

Retailers-Hardlines, Broadline Retailers, Soft Goods Retailers, Shopping Centres, Warehouse/Wholesale, Distributors

Travel, Leisure & Entertainment
Gaming/Gambling, Hotels, Leisure Facilities, Film & Home Entertainment, Travel & Tourism Services, Sporting Organisations

Media Groups, Publishing (Electronic & Print Media), Broadcasters, Media & Advertising Agencies, Audio-Visual Production

Business Support Services
Catering, Facilities Management, Business Training, Employment Agencies, Waste Management, Contract Cleaners, Security Services

Professional Support Services
Legal Services, Management Consultants, Verification Agencies, Professional Support Services

Airlines & Airports, Car Hire, Rail, Road & Freight, Shipping & Ports, Logistics

Financial Services
Banks, Insurance (Life & Non-Life), Investment Companies, Real Estate Development, Asset Management, Consumer Finance,
Investment Banks, Accounting & Consulting, Private Equity

Computer Hardware, Telecomms Equipment, Computer Services, Internet, Software, Telecomms Solutions, Service Providers

Universities, Colleges, Graduate Schools, Business Education & Training Institutions

Top Empowered SMME Company Award – Sponsored by FNB
Top Empowered Government Awards
Top Empowered Government Department
Top Empowered Government Agency
Top Empowered Government Parastatal

Top Empowered Individual Awards
Top Black Male Entrepreneur
Top Black Female Entrepreneur
Top Young Black Entrepreneur
Top Black Businessman
Top Black Businesswoman
Top Black Public Sector Executive

Overall Categories
Top Empowered Big Business Award
Top Empowered Corporate Award
Contact Details:
Should you have any further queries with regards to the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards please feel free to contact one of the
following people at the office on tel 021 791 7100, or via email.

        Haley Fletcher             -        Head of Research                 -        haley.fletcher@topco.co.za
        Karla Fletcher             -        Marketing Director               -        karla.fletcher@topco.co.za
        Guy Chicken                -        Regional Sales Manager           -        guy.chicken@topco.co.za
        Zelma Oosthuizen           -        Events Manager                   -        zelma.oosthuizen@topco.co.za

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