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Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyond"To inspire people, don't show them your super powers. Show them theirs." - Alexander den Heijer 28 Apr 2021 Read more

Standard Bank Top Women Leaders publication 16th edition 2021 - it's a must-see!It's official! The much-anticipated 16th edition of Topco Media's Standard Bank Top Women Leaders publication, is out - and it's gone digital! The proud publication is known for celebrating South African organisations, in both the public and private sectors, that prioritise gender empowerment within their business strategies. The publication drives awareness locally and internationally around the value and impact of women in leadership. 15 Apr 2021 Read more

SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor GoslingTrevor Gosling is a Chartered Accountant with a strong entrepreneurial flair. His last e-commerce venture, 5ounces, was acquired by the Naspers group in 2013. He continued to work as the CEO after acquisition. He has worked in finance for seven years: as an investment banker internationally with Goldman Sachs and in structured finance for three of those years with Rand Merchant Bank. In earlier years, Trevor attended Benoni High School in the Gauteng Province, and later went on to complete his Chartered Accounting Degree at the University of Pretoria. He then began his journey in the field of accountancy, as a Senior Accountant, for KPMG. 15 Apr 2021 Read more

How to build a mindset that will keep you inspired, no matter whatStaying inspired and developing a mindset that keeps you inspired has never been an easy task. Now, add in the pressure of the last year: the added stress that comes with dealing with a pandemic, working from home while also home schooling and having the children around a lot more during work hours and the pressure of finances with companies struggling under the economic effects of a pandemic. It's a recipe that will topple even the strongest of minds. Below, I'll be sharing my thoughts on how to build a mindset that will keep you inspired no matter what. 15 Apr 2021 Read more

Get your free digital copy of Public Sector Leaders (PSL) April edition - out now!It is April and we are already a quarter of the way through 2021! As time flies by, it is healthy to pause every now and then from the work at hand and celebrate our achievements - and our potential. 15 Apr 2021 Read more

Financial fitness: Taking your credit score to the next level - top tipsYour credit score impacts your entire financial future - here's what you need to consider. 9 Apr 2021 Read more

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focusAre you ready to take the plunge into the export market? 1 Apr 2021 Read more

Moving beyond cash - How are legacy players keeping up with the new digital-first disruptors in the financial services industry?Digital transformation has had a profound impact on almost all industries, fundamentally altering how customers experience the organisations they deal with on a daily basis. The financial services space is no exception, with legacy players having to keep up with new, digital-first disruptors in order to remain relevant. 26 Mar 2021 Read more

"Aim high!" - Yolisa Nyoka, Africa Oil and Power's newest programme director, talks delivering quality and creating jobs across AfricaAfrica Oil and Power (AOP) - the African continent's leading investment platform for the energy sector - has recently just appointed Yolisa Nyoka as its new programme director. With six years of industry experience, she has produced a variety of events across Africa, and holds a dynamic background in executing top-tier, industry-specific conferences across multiple sectors. Nyoka will be lending her expertise to produce projects that are part of AOP's robust calendar of events, as the organisation further extends its portfolio of live and digital events, product catalogues and emerging partnerships across Africa. She is also looking to help AOP branch into new international markets. 26 Mar 2021 Read more

Water from thin air: Keamogetswe Matsho is championing new environmental realitiesShe's a 2020 Standard Bank Top Woman Young Achiever finalist and is extremely passionate about the development of Africa, building brands and uplifting startups, Keamogetswe Matsho is a woman on top of her game right now and she won't be slowing down anytime soon. 19 Mar 2021 Read more

Youngest-ever Black female attorney, Nomlayo Mabhena, transforms the legal spaceNomlayo Mabhena is known for being the youngest-ever Black female attorney admitted as a conveyancer. She was just 23 years old when she successfully completed her qualification at the University of Pretoria. During her time in university, she was placed on the Pretoria Law Faculty Dean's Merit List for her excellence in studying the practices and policies of the South African legal sphere. She completed her articles at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr back in 2017. Over the years, Nomlayo has gained valuable experience in the Dispute Resolution, Employment as well as the Real Estate and Conveyancing practices. 9 Mar 2021 Read more

The value of third-party accreditation to enable business sustainability and successThe South Africa business landscape has shifted in the past year with even the biggest names like Comair, Edcon, Associated Media, Time Freight and more not surviving the lockdown. While this was shocking and the knock-on economic effects are yet to be truly understood and the government contributed over R1.3bn in support through Ters for small businesses, entrepreneurship may be the way forward for South Africans to prosper. Although, one of the main hurdles young businesses face is a perceived lack of legitimacy. 2 Mar 2021 Read more

The paradigm shift of the awards industry: Topco pivots business modelThe past year has been a continuous pivot within several industries globally, including events and awards, which moved to become fully virtual. For the businesses that have managed to survive the unexpected, it has proved to be a valuable lesson in what truly matters to clients. For awards ceremonies that were primarily predicated on the opportunity to foster meaningful networking - virtual ceremonies have bridged the gap - yet value creation has had to come from other aspects of the awards ecosystem. Topco Media, which has been leading in the awards industry for over 20 years, has used the insights over the past year to pivot and further elevate their renowned value-add to businesses, entrepreneurs, SMEs and startups. 2 Mar 2021 Read more

These 3 hidden tips will totally transform your business! Self-empowered entrepreneur Kopano Moshoana reveals all!Creative marketing guru and edgy entrepreneur, Kopano Ruth Pheladi Moshoana, is the founder of the digital business known as KPRM Marketing Solutions, and owner and co-founder of Sorted VA - a virtual assistance agency, providing solutions geared towards helping small business owners save time and money, through ad-hoc duties, email management, events support and management. Kopano is quite passionate about impacting at scale through entrepreneurship. 24 Feb 2021 Read more

Taking the temperature of your business's financial healthNew Year, new you? But how about new resolutions for your business? The new year is the perfect time to set professional goals and focus on taking your small business to the next level - and one of the best ways you can do that, is to focus on your business's financial health and more specifically, its cash. 19 Feb 2021 Read more

Topco Media announces the Public Sector Leaders February 2021 edition - A year of change ahead for SAPublishing celebratory stories and current development insights, the Public Sector Leaders digimag highlights the success of public servants, catering to a monthly audience of more than 40,000 readers. The February edition of the publication includes valuable inside information and eye-opening opinions, comprehensive company and personal profiles on some of SA's most esteemed middle and senior leaders in the public service space. 18 Feb 2021 Read more

7 must-read books by inspiring women to help improve your businessOver the last 10 years, the career landscape for women in entrepreneurship has changed tremendously. Women have single-handedly redefined what modern entrepreneurship looks like, in the world of business. 16 Feb 2021 Read more

Rashmee Ragaven: Advancing manufacturing investment in SASouth Africa's manufacturing industry is one that is filled with vibrancy and potential. Playing a key role in attracting investments into the country, is Rashmee Ragaven, senior manager for the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), is committed to advanced manufacturing in Invest SA. 15 Feb 2021 Read more

PPC Ltd, Coca-Cola and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries weigh in on sustainability in SAOn Day 1 of this year's anticipated Africa Tech Week Virtual Summit, PPC Ltd - in existence for more than 100 years - hosted a pivotal panel discussion regarding impact efforts of resource generation and ideas surrounding 'the circular economy'. A project close to their hearts, environmental, financial, and social performance, that is sustainable, is a list of traits that has been ingrained in their company's DNA. 8 Dec 2020 Read more

Vaxowave co-founders and executive directors walk us through 'What happens when cloud goes wrong' at the Africa Tech Week Summit 2020On day two of this year's anticipated Africa Tech Week Summit, South African based all-inclusive, services-orientated technology company, Vaxowave, hosted a duo tech talk assessing cloud troubleshooting - from a cost perspective. The talk was led by two cloud experts, namely Kume Luvhani and Peter Rix, who are both co-founders and executive directors at Vaxowave. Their discussion was really insightful, showing summit-goers how to stay ahead of the curve, when it comes to managing their cloud costs. 7 Dec 2020 Read more

Empowering Africa through investing in techBefore signing up to partner with Topco Media for their annual Africa Tech Week Summit 2020, the team made it abundantly clear that they're extremely passionate about tech startups, and giving South African talent the platform they need to excel at a global level. Hence, day two of the innovative, virtual tech event included a female-led panel discussion, covering Malta and Africa's magnetism for foreign investments, accessing funding and capital for new startups, and the role that tech startups play in supplementing Africa's economic growth. 4 Dec 2020 Read more

Tech meets human capital at this year's Africa Tech Week and Future of HR Awards 2020Recognising top companies including BMW, Nedbank, Naked Insurance and Basalt Technologies 3 Dec 2020 Read more

Africa Tech Week tackling the post-corona digital revolutionHave we finally hit critical mass for rethinking the way we live and work? The coronavirus upended the operation of the world as we know it and with two thirds of European countries going into their second lockdown, it seems the worst is not yet over. A key to navigating this new normal has been a global shift to increased reliance on digital. The timeline of the pandemic is uncertain with estimates of the length of time the world can expect to be navigating the worst of it fluctuating from months up to two years before evolving past this new normal. Although the post-Corona digital revolution may bring about the paradigm shift for how we interact with and use technology in our daily lives from academia to the workplace, 2020 may finally be the tipping point for global digital penetration. 25 Nov 2020 Read more

ESG: The Future of Sustainability digimag, out now!Disruption and sustainability are two terms, which, at first, seem contradictory but which we need to embrace in order to thrive abundantly. Disruption is being driven by technology and sustainability by an understanding that long-term solutions and practices require immediate application. 6 Nov 2020 Read more

Inclusion and diversity - 3 ways that elevating empowerment can positively impact your businessThe transformation and empowerment agenda has evolved tremendously since 1994. In line with that evolution has been the growth (and pivot to digital first) of Top Empowerment, the annual publication founded by Richard Fletcher on the basis of a challenge after our first democratic elections from then-MP and now president, Cyril Rampahosa. South Africa needed to transform and the challenge was - could Topco Media be the flag bearer? The subsequent publication was founded on the basis of championing B-BBEE and the Black-owned and run companies that were excelling at implementing inclusion and diversity. What began as a challenge grew to an entire ecosystem, which facilitates growth and opportunities for companies that are now amongst the top in the nation. 27 Oct 2020 Read more

South Africa in desperate need of social developmentThe October edition of the GCIS' Public Sector Manager is available for download. 26 Oct 2020 Read more

Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a difference"I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is." - Greta Thunberg World, Economic Forum, Davos, 24 January 2019 8 Oct 2020 Read more

JSE and FedEx Express win big at 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020Topco Media is thrilled to announce the winners for this year's prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards. As most businesses had to, the awards pivoted to become a completely virtual experience. Held on Friday evening, the awards honoured those whose unfailing vision and innovative leadership have positively impacted women in South Africa. With over 20 categories, the most coveted awards were Business Woman of The Year, Business of The Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award. 7 Oct 2020 Read more

Topco Media announces finalists for the 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women AwardsTopco Media is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards. The awards honour those whose unfailing vision and innovative leadership have positively impacted women in South Africa. 1 Oct 2020 Read more

Standard Bank hosts Brave Conversations for Top Women 2020As South Africa's preeminent initiative to advocate for the advancement of gender empowerment, Standard Bank Top Women has once again embarked on its annual conference aimed at addressing issues of gender inequality, in all its various forms. The theme for the 2020 instalment of this prestigious event is aptly titled "Brave Conversations", which looks at administering social change through brave conversations and challenging the role we play as society in empowering women to accelerate growth in Africa. 25 Sep 2020 Read more

Youngster leads provincial epidemiologyThe Government Communication and Information System's (GCIS) Public Sector Manager magazine September edition is out now! 18 Sep 2020 Read more

Doing good business is good for businessSustainability has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years and for good reason. From best practise and sustainability within the workplace to multinational manufacturers going green, the increasing importance of it is all around us. There are two terms which at first seem contradictory but which we need to embrace in order to thrive abundantly - they are disruption and sustainability. Disruption is being driven by technology and sustainability by an understanding that long term solutions and practices require immediate application. 17 Sep 2020 Read more

Shaping the conversation for women in business - Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yetConsidered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the country. The Standard Bank Top Women Awards are in their 17th year and their judging panel reads as a list of who's who of corporate South Africa. Cumulatively responsible for hundreds of millions of rands worth of revenue and with decades of experience the judges include the likes of managing director of De Beers, Mpumi Zikalala; MD of Savion Del Bene, Kobus Maree; and PwC Southern Africa CEO Shirley Machaba. With previous winners going on to ascend the ranks of corporate South Africa and even represent the country at a United Nations level, these awards play a major role in shaping the conversation for women in the business world. 17 Sep 2020 Read more

Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of workOn 2 and 3 September, Topco Media and Simplify hosted the digital Future of HR Summit. An annual innovation-focused initiative that aimed to help delegates prepare for the hyper-digitised workplace of tomorrow. 7 Sep 2020 Read more

It's almost time: The Future of HR Virtual SummitThe world has changed and in the workplace of tomorrow, we can struggle to survive or we can adapt and thrive. From constructing the corporate brand identity and aligning strategic and organisational goals, to ensuring the implementation of legislation through the systems and processes of the company, HR is rapidly becoming one of the most influential departments of an organisation. HR is undergoing a closely-watched revolution, through digital disruption, with tech tools and human ingenuity combining to evolve HR's business impact exponentially. 2 Sep 2020 Read more

Public Sector Manager celebrates Women's MonthThe latest issue of the GCIS' Public Sector Manager publication is available for download. 28 Aug 2020 Read more

2020 winners of Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards announcedOn the evening of 23 July 2020, Topco Media hosted Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards - a celebration of the country's leaders in transformation and empowerment. 27 Jul 2020 Read more

2020 Top Empowerment Virtual Summit: Kganki Matabane 'BBBEE is going nowhere'When Kganki Matabane, CEO of Black Business Council, was asked if BEE will be lost due to COVID-19, his emphatic answer "Certainly not." 24 Jul 2020 Read more

Africa's 1st Virtual Empowerment Awards brings new meaning to transformation after 20 yearsTopco Media is excited to be bringing you Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards - a celebration of the country's leaders in transformation and empowerment. 23 Jul 2020 Read more

Top Empowerment business leaders open for businessTop Empowerment, South Africa's premier transformation platform, will host its annual Virtual Conference & Awards on 22 and 23 July 2020. The leading empowerment knowledge-sharing platform in the country, the event will arm business leaders with the latest insights into transformation and identify opportunities to help businesses thrive. 20 Jul 2020 Read more

Youth need to rise to Covid-19 challengesGCIS' Public Sector Manager magazine June edition is out now! 26 Jun 2020 Read more

South Africa's Battle Plan for Covid-19GCIS' Public Sector Manager magazine May edition out now! 1 Jun 2020 Read more

Public Sector Manager magazine now available onlineThe April edition of the GCIS' Public Sector Manager publication is available for download. 15 Apr 2020 Read more

Standard Bank, UN Women and CGE shine a light on Female EntrepreneursThe national project of gender empowerment driven by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the principles of the South African Constitution has received a regenerative boost of confidence and restored strength by the renewal of the partnership between headline sponsor Standard Bank with Topco Media for the country's preeminent gender empowerment initiative, Top Women. Continuing the success of 17 years as South Africa's largest initiative to advocate for the advancement of gender equality, Top Women has a track record as Africa's fearless champion of human rights and women-driven economic growth. Now, with a secured pathway for the future, Standard Bank Top Women is proud to announce its official support by internationally acclaimed moral leaders the United Nations Women and the Commission for Gender Equality. 9 Mar 2020 Read more

Nominations for the 6th annual Future of HR Awards are now openTaking place in Johannesburg on 11 June 2020, the sixth annual Future of HR Awards will
honour Southern Africa's most outstanding, inspiring and effective leaders in human capital
management, HR innovation and HR tech. Featuring new awards categories and entry criteria -
which have been updated in collaboration with our advisory panel of HR industry experts - the
awards have been attracting enquiries from South Africa, neighbouring countries and globally.
 19 Feb 2020 Read more

2020 Top Empowerment Judges announcedWith the much anticipated 19th annual Top Empowerment Awards getting closer, we are excited to announce our prestigious panel of judges who will be selecting South Africa's most transformed companies. 17 Feb 2020 Read more

Standard Bank Top Women Leaders is about to hit the shelvesThe highly anticipated 15th edition of Standard Bank Top Women Leaders is set to hit the shelves in this month. Gracing our cover is South African Olympic gold medallist, Caster Semenya. 6 Feb 2020 Read more

Join South Africa's top gender empowered networkNominations for the 17th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards celebration are now open. 4 Feb 2020 Read more

Africa Tech Week Awards open for nominationsJoin South Africa's elite companies within the technology space. Enter the second annual Africa Tech Week awards and go up against the best pushing technological innovation in South Africa. 23 Jan 2020 Read more

Rank among South Africa's top transformative companiesNominations are now open for the 2020 Top Empowerment Awards. In its 19th year, the awards ceremony showcases South African organisations committed to transformation, which lead by example and inspire others to do the same. 10 Jan 2020 Read more

Learn and exchange ideas at The Future of HRNational Housing Finance Corporation will partner with The Future of HR as a breakaway sponsor at the Future of HR Summit & Awards on 10 and 11 June 2020. The Future of HR Summit & Awards brings together CEOs, HR leaders and HR tech innovators from across Southern Africa, including prominent businesses from the private and public sector. 8 Jan 2020 Read more

Sanlam unpacks the epidemic of financial stress and how practitioners can activate employee engagement, health and wellnessSanlam has announced that they will be one of the breakaway sponsors at the 2020 Future of HR Summit & Awards. The Future of HR Summit & Awards brings together CEOs, HR leaders and HR tech innovators from across southern Africa, including prominent businesses from the private and public sectors.

The Future of HR received insight from Viresh Maharaj, Managing Executive - Distribution and Marketing, about why Sanlam has decided to become an integral partner to this event.
 17 Dec 2019 Read more

Join the community of South Africa's Top Empowered companiesNominations are now open for the 2020 Top Empowerment Awards. 4 Dec 2019 Read more

Winners of the Oscars of South African Business announcedOn 20 November 2019, the 17th Annual National Business Awards - brought to you by Topco Media and held in partnership with the Vision 2030 Awards - celebrated top performing businesses and executives at Emperors Palace. 28 Nov 2019 Read more

The 2019 Vision 2030 Awards have their winnersNational Development Plan Leaders 25 Nov 2019 Read more

The 2019 Vision2030 Awards finalists announcementTop Media and Communications have released those companies and individuals selected as finalists in the 2019 Vision2030 Awards. 19 Nov 2019 Read more

Standard Bank Top Women Awards winners announcedTopco Media in partnership with Standard Bank have released the names of those companies and individuals named as winners in the 2019 Top Women Awards. The awards took place at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni on 15 August 2019, the awards recognised those who have played an active role in changing the role of women in both the public and private sector. 16 Aug 2019 Read more

Standard Bank Top Women Awards finalists announcedTopco Media in partnership with Standard Bank have released the names of those companies and individuals named as finalists in the 2019 Top Women Awards. 7 Aug 2019 Read more

City of Cape Town partners with Africa Tech WeekAfrica Tech Week will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and leaders of the tech world to equip them and their organisations with the tools necessary to excel in twenty-first century business. 30 Jul 2019 Read more

Standard Bank Top Women announces Caster Semenya as headline speaker for 2019 conferenceTopco Media announces Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya as the headline speaker for its Standard Bank Top Women Conference taking place at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, on 14 and 15 August 2019. 25 Jul 2019 Read more

Top 500 Best Managed Companies 10th anniversary edition to launch soonThe 10th edition of Top 500 Best Managed Companies is set to be on the shelves in July 2019. In this celebratory edition, we showcase the leaders of South Africa's new era. 3 May 2019 Read more

The 2019 edition of Top Empowerment celebrates the future of empowerment in SAFollowing the outstanding success of the 18th annual Top Empowerment Awards, Topco Media will launch the Top Empowerment publication in June 2019. 3 May 2019 Read more

Women's entrepreneurial roadshow provides platform for small businessesThe Standard Bank Top Women Entrepreneurial Conference taking place in the Free State, North West, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga throughout May 2019, gives local entrepreneurs the opportunity to expand their business reach. 23 Apr 2019 Read more

Annual Top Empowerment winners lead SA's transformationFormer President Kgalema Motlanthe wins Lifetime Achievement Award 16 Apr 2019 Read more

Empowering business leaders to transform their organisationsTop Empowerment, South Africa's premier transformation platform, will host its annual conference in Johannesburg on 10 and 11 April. The leading empowerment knowledge-sharing platform in the country, the event will arm business leaders with the latest insights into transformation and identify opportunities to help businesses thrive. 20 Mar 2019 Read more

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry endorses Topco Media's publicationSouth Africa is celebrating a quarter century of democracy and in recognition of this milestone Topco Media is publishing a once-off tribute publication, 25 Years of Success in South African Government and Business. 25 Feb 2019 Read more

Top Empowerment calls for entries to annual awardsTopco Media and Communications' Top Empowerment brand has issued a call for entries to its 11th annual awards ceremony. 12 Feb 2019 Read more

Digital disruption: Who survives?Africa's digital tech hub gears up for the region's largest tech event 9 Nov 2018 Read more

Topco Media celebrates the legacy of Madiba and the release of its latest publication, 100 The Mandela YearsTopco Media celebrated the release of its latest publication, 100 The Mandela Years, with a gala dinner at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 10 October. 19 Oct 2018 Read more

Makole Group seeks disruptors in the fintech sectorMakole Group, a diverse multi-disciplinary property and infrastructure development company, is looking to make a meaningful investment in the fintech sector. 11 Oct 2018 Read more

Colin Coleman to join keynote speakers at The National Business Awards 2018Colin Coleman, a renowned South African banker and public figure will be talking at the Prestigious 16th Annual National Business Awards 2018. 1 Oct 2018 Read more

Join the community of top performers in South AfricaSouth African's National Business Awards 2018 26 Jul 2018 Read more

Media shines a light on new Mandela tribute publicationAnother book to celebrate the life and times of Tata Nelson Mandela is expected to be released this year. 10 Jul 2018 Read more

Standard Bank's Top Women Regional Conference comes to Durban to drive women-led progressStandard Bank Top Women Conference to celebrate 2018 Youth Month in Durban with women entrepreneurs 28 Jun 2018 Read more

Vision 2030 winners announcedNational Development Plan Leaders 27 Jun 2018 Read more

Standard Bank Top Women Awards calls for entriesFew initiatives showcase, encourage and reward the positive impact successful women have on their communities in the same wide-reaching, yet inclusive style of the Standard Bank Top Women Awards. 13 Jun 2018 Read more

More than an awards, this was an accordBusiness South Africa comes together to say South Africa means business. 18 May 2018 Read more

SMMEs catalyst to growth, transformation and job creation in agriculturePresident Cyril Ramaphosa has earmarked 2018 as the year to take decisive action to realise the economic potential of the agricultural sector. In the second and third quarters of 2017, agriculture made the biggest contribution to the growth of the economy and forecasting shows that agriculture presents one of the greatest opportunities to significantly grow the economy and create jobs. Currently, agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other sector and the NDP estimates that agriculture could potentially create one million jobs by 2030. 3 May 2018 Read more

Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?Our vision is that by 2030 state institutions are well-run and effectively coordinated, managed by professionals committed to the public good and capable of delivering consistently high-quality services, and working for economic growth and reduced poverty and inequality. 28 Mar 2018 Read more

Oliver Top Empowerment Awards announces 2018 finalistsThe annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards has announced all its 2018 award category finalists. 6 Mar 2018 Read more

Nelson Mandela Museum endorses tribute publication to Madiba100: The Mandela Years pays homage to former President and 'Father of our Nation' Nelson Mandela 1 Mar 2018 Read more

Round 1 announcement for the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards category finalistsThe annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards has announced its first round of 2018 awards category finalists. 14 Feb 2018 Read more

Best in class: Top 500 Awards finalists announcedAfter almost a decade of researching, ranking and showcasing SA's titans of industry in prestige publication Top 500: South Africa's Best Managed Companies, B2B networking and recognition leader Top Media & Communications (Pty) Ltd decided to take the best of them from the page to the stage, with the launch of the Top 500 Awards in March 2017. Winners included Mercedes-Benz, Discovery Health Medical Scheme and Anglo American South Africa. Given that such established titans of industry tend to evidence steady and sustained growth over several years, it's no surprise that all three are back to duel for top honours once again, when the second annual awards take place on 7 March 2018. 17 Jan 2018 Read more

Success league: Here's who won at the 2017 National Business AwardsWhere are you most likely to find the winners of this year's National Business Awards - known as the 'Oscars of South African business' - a year from now? Well, dominating the 2% of South Africa's economy that is forecast to grow in 2018. 22 Nov 2017 Read more

National Business Awards finalists uploadedFor a decade and a half, South Africa's National Business Awards has recognised outstanding achievements by companies in a host of focus areas: sustainability, customer focus, tech innovation, fast growth and more. Also among the awards' alumni are hundreds of individual business champions who have taken home the trophy for Business Leader of the Year; Entrepreneur of the Year or Top Young Executive. 12 Oct 2017 Read more

Standard Bank announces 2017 Top Women Awards finalistsFor a decade and a half, South Africa's premier gender parity platform, Standard Bank Top Women, has awarded outstanding women leaders and gender-strong companies across a host of market sectors. Their journeys to success ignite the ambition of Africa's women to pursue their own goals in business, government, science, tech and other fields, while showcasing the improved business performance that results from having more women in leadership roles. 3 Aug 2017 Read more

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women ConferenceWhat's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference. 25 Jul 2017 Read more

Now hiring for the workplace of tomorrow: 2017's Future of HR Awards winnersFollowing the well-attended two-day Future of HR Summit - which zeroed in on current challenges and opportunities in this fast-changing industry - celebrations ensued at Boksburg's Birchwood Hotel, with the third annual Future of HR Awards. The summit and awards were both hosted in association with Careers24. 25 Jul 2017 Read more

Artificial + Intelligence? The Future of HR Summit opens a door to the future workplaceWith the aim being to bring both the HR discipline, and the business environment in which it operates, up to speed with the latest innovations in human capital management, close on 300 delegates came together at the third annual Future of HR Summit from 19-20 July. 25 Jul 2017 Read more

What do future jobs look like and how do we prepare for them?Anyone in business or industry today already knows this: change isn't coming. It's here. It's called the fourth industrial revolution and it's driven by digital. 4 Jul 2017 Read more

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women AwardsEntries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards closed on 30 June 2017. 27 Jun 2017 Read more

They're future-fit! Announcing the finalists of the 2017 Future of HR AwardsThe third annual Future of HR Awards has just announced its 2017 finalists. The awards, hosted in association with Careers24, recognises South Africa's most outstanding, inspiring and effective leaders in people management strategies and HR innovation. 23 Jun 2017 Read more

Entries still open for the 2017 Future of HR AwardsGood news for people-first companies and HR stars. Due to high demand, Future of HR Awards have extended the entries deadline to 9th June. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday evening, 20 July, after the ancillary summit, which takes place on the 19th and the morning of the 20th. 8 Jun 2017 Read more

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial womenA new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women. The move will see Standard Bank and Top Media - the company owning Top Women - co-hosting the 14th national Standard Bank Top Women Awards in August, rolling out a series of exciting conferences and co-sharing the cover of the businesswomen's coffee table must-have, Standard Bank Top Women Leaders; circulated every year to 10,000 subscribers and retailing nationally. 8 Jun 2017 Read more

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa crowned at the 16th Oliver Top Empowerment AwardsLast week, esteemed leaders from some of South Africa's biggest companies, along with prominent government figures, turned up in their most elegant evening gowns and distinguished suits for the 16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards, hosted at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg. 4 Apr 2017 Read more

Nedbank is working to turn transformation challenges into opportunities for all South AfricansFor eight consecutive years Nedbank, winner of the 2015 Oliver Top Empowered Business of the Year award, has maintained a level 2 BBBEE status which is testament to the group's recognition that transformation is an enabler to a sustainable future for all South Africans. The group's transformation framework continues to support national strategic priorities as well as using financial expertise to further contribute meaningfully to the benefit of all South Africans. 27 Mar 2017 Read more

Today's human resources is breaking new groundHuman Resources (HR) is fast becoming one of the most influential corporate spheres, from constructing corporate brand identities and aligning strategic organisational goals to ensuring the implementation of government legislation. 23 Mar 2017 Read more

Three ways to action BEE and boost your business performanceThis year, the need for radical transformation has been highlighted by government, in order to address the country's vision for an inclusive economy and non-racial, non-sexist society. 17 Mar 2017 Read more

Dr Mathews Phosa graces the cover of the highly anticipated 17th edition of Impumelelo: Top Empowerment CompaniesSoon after Topco Media published its first-ever Top 300 South African companies nearly two decades ago, our current Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa put forward the notion of publishing a directory of the top black-empowered companies; this was at a time when our democracy was still only a few years young. 9 Mar 2017 Read more

Anglo American South Africa awarded Best Managed Company at Top 500 AwardsUp against competing heavyweights Naspers, Zeder Investments and Woolworths, Anglo American South Africa took top honours at the inaugural Top 500 Awards, held at Melrose Arch. 8 Mar 2017 Read more

Jaguar Land Rover East Rand sponsorship sets wheels in motion for prestigious Top 500 AwardsThis year's inaugural Top 500 Awards – an auspicious gathering of South Africa's economic elite - is proud to announce that prestigious luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover's East Rand dealership has come on board as Registration Sponsor for the event. 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Multichoice SA Holdings achieves four Oliver Top Empowerment Awards category nominationsThe 16th Annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards has announced its 2017 awards category finalists. 2 Mar 2017 Read more

2017 sees a hike in SA's tourism trendsOn a global level, tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors, creating major opportunities for development and expansion. 13 Feb 2017 Read more

Top 500 Awards announces Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba as keynote speakerThe Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural Top 500 Awards, taking place on Tuesday, 7 March, at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. 13 Feb 2017 Read more

Who will be crowned South Africa's Best Managed Company?Naspers, Sasol, Zeder Investments, Woolworths or Anglo American SA: Who will be crowned South Africa's Best Managed Company? 27 Jan 2017 Read more

16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards entries deadline extendedWho will take top spot this year? 11 Jan 2017 Read more

Standard Bank tables a power breakfast for women in retailOn Friday, 9 December 2016, Standard Bank and Topco Media brought close to 100 businesswomen together at the forefront of South African retail to unpack opportunities for success in the retail industry sector. 14 Dec 2016 Read more

Standard Bank and Topco Media invite top women to the tableBusinesswomen at the forefront of South African retail will join Standard bank and Topco Media for the exclusive Top Women in Retail Breakfast on 9 December, at the Maslow hotel in Johannesburg. 29 Nov 2016 Read more

Presidents and pioneers honoured at the National Business AwardsThe 14th annual National Business Awards gave business and government leaders the red carpet treatment, when they gathered to honour South Africa's most innovative and fast-growing companies. 21 Nov 2016 Read more

Topco launches the National Business ConferenceSince the National Business Awards was launched by Topco Media in 2002, it has brought together hundreds of innovative private- and public-sector organisations and individuals every year - the National Business Awards finalists. 18 Nov 2016 Read more

Top500 research reveals who are the movers and shakers for 2016What is happening in the economy, who are the export giants - and where they are exporting to... 11 Nov 2016 Read more

Innovation through technology a powerful modus operandi for organisational successSouth Africa, as one of several African countries striving for leadership in innovation, is committed to providing a firm foundation for companies actively looking to harness the latest technology breakthroughs. 9 Nov 2016 Read more

Topco Media enhances media partnership with SAFMTopco Media and SAFM are combining their resources in a media partnership, ahead of the 14th annual National Business Awards and Conference 4 Nov 2016 Read more

Top 500 to publish Pravin Gordhan's take on the way forwardFurthering its mandate to share the successes and vision of South Africa's premier organisations and their leaders with the global economy, Top 500 South Africa's Best Managed Companies is proud to showcase an exclusive interview with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in its 8th annual edition,
to be available in November 2016.
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Old Mutual Investment Group dominates its sectorAfter rigorous benchmarking and tracing industry trends over the last year, the results of the 500 top companies in South Africa are out. 26 Oct 2016 Read more

The leaders of HR are here - 2016 Future of HR AwardsDHL Express, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Philip Barnard from GIBB, Candice Booysen from Argility, and Vuma Reputation Management are some of the trailblazers in HR, who have been recognised at the Future of HR Summit and Awards in association with Careers24. 26 Jul 2016 Read more

Developing skills: The key to economic growthThe global economy has come under strain over the last several years, due to lower commodity prices, a shift in demand as well as services which have all affected South Africa greatly over the last two years. Companies that are weathering the current economic climate are those that operate with strategic efficiency and an eye towards the future. These companies maximise human capital by making sure they keep a skilled and competitive advantage as technology, production and trade develops and changes. 4 Jul 2016 Read more

How to put value to employer of choice in tough economic timesHuman resources is often seen as an insignificant part in most organisations, however, it has progressed from an admin-focused function to a strategic business effort and for that reason a significant number of individuals are pushing boundaries, which The Future of HR Awards in association with Careers24 recognise. The awards bring together some of the most highly acclaimed academics, industry leaders, private sector experts and public sector organisations to adjudicate South Africa's top organisations on how their strategies are impacting high performance and creating ever-rising imperative to be employer of choice. 21 Jun 2016 Read more

Who's picking up the cheque? A focus on financial wellness at the Vision 2030 SummitWho's Picking up the Cheque? The Determinants of National Savings Rates in Emerging Market Economies: Local Challenges and Opportunities will be the topic under discussion at the Financial Services breakaway session sponsored by MMI Holdings' Corporate and Public Sector (MMI C&PS) at the Second Annual Vision 2030 Summit in June. 3 Jun 2016 Read more

Speedy and convenient building solutions for remote and challenging terrainsFast track installations of education and health care facilities using innovative building techniques (IBTs), will be the topic under discussion at a breakaway session on Infrastructure Manufacturing sponsored by Kwikspace Modular Buildings, at the Second Annual Vision2030 Summit in June. 3 Jun 2016 Read more

Building a nation through educationCompared with the other sectors in South Africa, education boasts the largest financial commitment and support from the government. With around 7% of the country's GDP going towards education and with well over R600 billion that will go to basic education alone over the next three years, it is clear that the government envisions great development and progress in this sector going forward. This support was reiterated at this year's budget speech where the State committed itself to collectively invest more in infrastructure. Among many key areas of infrastructure investment, education infrastructure in particular will receive R54 billion. As was highlighted by the Minsiter of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, in his Budget Speech, infrastructure in the education sector must improve to create an environment conducive to learning, in turn creating quality students who will drive the country forward. 2 Jun 2016 Read more

Adapting to change - Building a Capable StateSouth Africa has traditionally been considered an attractive destination for investment and business, especially within the Southern African Development Community (SADC). World economics however, are currently in a slump, with dropping commodity prices and a shift in demand. Companies wishing to competitively participate in domestic and foreign markets will have to be a few steps ahead of the rest. The World Bank estimated that South Africa experienced GDP growth at a mere 1.3% in 2014/15; however, there were companies that exceeded all expectations and grew remarkably during that time. With a current projection of only 0.8% for 2016/17, both public and private organisations will have to be prudent, with a clear vision going forward. 2 Jun 2016 Read more

Agriculture: The key to SA's growthAgriculture and rural development are cornerstones of the National Development Plan (NDP), and they have been identified as key areas that will help drive economic and social growth for the South African economy. With agriculture being a big contributor to employment and GDP, the past year has seen significant progress being made with more partnerships and ventures within the sector, the vision is to have one million people employed in the agricultural sector by 2030. However, there are currently several obstacles that are facing the sector, such as the recent drought, but there are calls for renewing and redoubling efforts and involvement from the youth, South African businesses and government to push the sector to become a robust contributor to the economy. 1 Jun 2016 Read more

Health... a cornerstone to building a stronger SAProvision and access to quality health is a key part of the National Development Plan (NDP). Health has been identified as an important aspect that will help drive growth in the South African economy due to the social effects it will have on the lives of South Africans. 1 Jun 2016 Read more

Mineworkers Investment Trust calls for mining public and private sector to work together"Managing the Tools and Experience to Impact the Much-Needed Transformation in the Mining Industry" will be the topic under discussion at a breakaway session on Social Protection, sponsored by the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT), at the Second Annual Vision2030 Summit in June. 26 May 2016 Read more

Focus on safety and security in cash in transit and banking environments at Vision2030 Summit"Safety and security within the cash in transit and banking environments," said Grant Dunnington, Group CEO of SBV Services, will be one of the topics under discussion at a breakaway session on safety and security sponsored by SBV Services, at the Second Annual Vision2030 Summit in June. 26 May 2016 Read more

Water infrastructure - Unlocking SA's economyWater has been on the minds of South Africans since the full extent of the drought took effect in many regions of the country, which weighed down heavily on many related sectors in the country, such as agriculture and trade. Water infrastructure is one of South Africa's priorities at this stage, not only to deal with the effects of the recent drought, but also to negate the effects of similar situations in the future. 25 May 2016 Read more

SA's top companies to collaborate with Vision 2030 SummitTopco Media is excited to host the second annual Vision 2030 Summit, 8-9 June 2016 at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg. The Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Honourable Jeff Radebe, will once again open the summit. Other prominent speakers include Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, South African politician and advocate, Dr Mathews Phosa, and Tom Moyane, the Commissioner of SARS. 25 May 2016 Read more

Thuli Madonsela to speak on empowerment, government and businessThe Public Protector, Adv. Madonsela, one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, will share some of her experiences of bridging the gap between business, government and civil society at the Top Women Conference. 19 May 2016 Read more

Bonang Matheba wins the hearts of South AfricansThe 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards once again brought together the elite of South Africa in what was an evening of recognition and celebration of the individuals at the forefront of transformation in South Africa. Some of the guests included Minister Naledi Pandor, Ashraf Garda, Minnie Dlamini and many more. 18 Apr 2016 Read more

SA's movers and shakers: Empowering business and peopleThe 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards brought together the business elite of South Africa in what was an evening of recognition and celebration of the companies and individuals at the forefront of transformation in South African business. Guests included PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bonang Matheba, Nedbank and McKinsey among many others. 15 Apr 2016 Read more

B-BBEE - Who's going beyond compliance?Committed organisations will be recognised at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards on Thursday, 14 April 2016 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, where the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor and the CEO of BUSA Khanyisile Kweyama are expected to speak. Some of the award finalists include Woolworths, City of Tshwane, Sun International, Murray & Roberts, AfroCentric Health, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, DHL Express and Eskom Holdings. 14 Apr 2016 Read more

Topco Media in partnership with the legendary Shirley ZinnNot so long ago, the perception of the Personnel Department was that it was the first place you visited (and dreaded) when you started work; the last place when you ended your employment, or the one place where you found yourself in some serious trouble. 13 Apr 2016 Read more

Bonang Matheba, Khanyi Mbau, Minnie Dlamini make an appearance at empowerment awardsThe winner of the Top Empowered Media Personality of the Year Award will be announced at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards taking place the evening of 14 April at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. 12 Apr 2016 Read more

Meet 15 organisations at the forefront of transformation in SAAbsa Group Limited; Coega Development Corporation; Dormac Marine & Engineering; FNB Commercial Banking; KPMG; McKinsey & Company; Netcare Limited; Super Group Limited; Total SA; Volkswagen Group South Africa; Woolworths; SAMSA; Transglobal; Metropolitan Holdings and the SA Post Office have been accelerating transformation for the past 15 years. 4 Apr 2016 Read more

South African business leaders have a few secretsThe Head of Facebook, the CEO of MTN, the CEO of EOH Holdings, the CEO of Groupon and the Chairman of Shell will demonstrate methods of unlocking business potential at the Secrets to Success Conference. 31 Mar 2016 Read more

Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe supports Zambia-South Africa joint ventureTop300 Companies & Government Departments publication launches as joint venture between KPMG Zambia and Topco Media South Africa. 22 Mar 2016 Read more

What do SA's top empowered organisations thrive on? Five things to expectThe finalists of the 15th Oliver Empowerment Awards from various categories have been named and the winners will be announced on 14 April 2016. 14 Mar 2016 Read more

Minister Jeff Radebe to deliver keynote address at Vision 2030 SummitMinister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Vision 2030 Summit to be hosted by Topco Media in June. 3 Mar 2016 Read more

Minister of Science and Technology and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry to speak at Oliver Empowerment AwardsThe Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor; and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mzwandile Masina, will be guest speakers at the 15th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards on 14 April. With a geared focus on making sure the younger generation is not redundant in the job market over the coming years, it is important we concentrate our energy on spreading the importance of this sector in driving transformation. 3 Mar 2016 Read more

Business in Zambia: Topco Media and KPMG announce a joint venture projectTopco Media, the renowned publishers of 90 The Nelson Mandela Years, 20 Years of Democracy, Vision 2030 and Impumelelo - South Africa's Top Empowered Companies, and KPMG Zambia, a member firm of KPMG International, the world-renowned professional services organisation - are excited to announce a new venture going forward, to develop a publication that will become the authoritive guide to the top companies in Zambia. Compared with some of its sub-Saharan African peers, Zambia has shown promising growth in recent years and looking forward - despite certain challenges facing the country - the outlook remains positive. 19 Feb 2016 Read more

Representatives at Vision 2030 Summit provide policy makers with insight and guidanceTop Media and Communications has published a White Paper on the proceedings of the first ground-breaking Vision 2030 Summit, held in Johannesburg in June 2015. At the Summit, endorsed by the Secretariat of the National Planning Commission, policy makers and captains of industry attended eight discussion groups focussing on topics of national importance including Health, Local Government, Public Transport, Food Security, Manufacturing, Education and Skills Development, Agriculture and Security. 11 Dec 2015 Read more

10 things you need to know about empowermentThe latest edition of Impumelelo, featuring all of South Africa's Top Empowered Companies, will be on shelves next week. The publication will be launched at a special event in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 9 December 2015. 3 Dec 2015 Read more

Winners of the 13th Annual National Business Awards announcedOver the past 13 years, the National Business Awards in association with the Top Performing publication has celebrated South Africa's most prestigious companies and organisations across various industry sectors. These esteemed companies are acknowledged on the basis of innovative business practices, product development, enterprise, sustainability and the overall success of the business. In addition, they are recognised for their social and environmental contributions through excellence of service, commitment to customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability. 23 Nov 2015 Read more

The future of education: A leading topic at the Vision 2030 SummitEducation is currently under the spotlight following the #feesmustfall campaign, which attracted international interest. Other subjects to be tackled to ensure that the Vision 2030 National Development Plan (NDP) is implemented include: Financial Services, Enterprise Development, Rural Development, Healthcare, Water Infrastructure, Building a Capable State, Construction Infrastructure, Safety and Security, and Social Protection. 4 Nov 2015 Read more

Hot off the pressNewly released Vision 2030 publication is key to understanding government commitment to planning for a delivery of the National Development Plan (NDP), which fundamentally impacts the lives of all South Africans, now and in the future. 3 Nov 2015 Read more

SMMES must become the backbone of the economyEducation Education Education! This is the word Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, echoed in her speech on " How the new B-BBEE Codes will affect small business in an economy that needs to grow in spite of legislation and compliance" at the of the Future of Empowerment Conference held at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand on Wednesday, 16 September. 18 Sep 2015 Read more

Case studies from top companies at 'Future of Empowerment' conferenceTopco Media is presenting the 'Future of Empowerment' conference, taking place 16-17 September 2015, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. It offers case studies and advice from top empowered companies on how to strategise empowerment into South African business. 17 Sep 2015 Read more

Mathews Phosa will be the guest speaker at the Future of Empowerment ConferenceANC veteran and former national treasurer Mathews Phosa will be the guest speaker at the Future of Empowerment Conference in Midrand tomorrow. 16 Sep 2015 Read more

How the new codes will affect small business in an economy that needs to growThe question on every business owner or business executive's mind is, "How do the codes affect me?" Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development, will be answering just that to delegates at the Future of Empowerment conference taking place on 16-17 September 2015, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. 16 Sep 2015 Read more

Nominations for the National Business Awards are openThe National Business Awards were first introduced in 2002 to recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors. The Awards recognise important social and environmental contributions made by prominent South African businesses. Through entering, your company will stand a chance to be acknowledged among South Africa's most prestigious organisations and individuals. 26 Aug 2015 Read more

What is the future of HR in South Africa?This was one of the pressing topics that was debated at Careers24 The Future of HR Summit, involving industry leaders and HR professionals in the country. Various concerns around people management were part of this heated discussion; however, the core subject remained the importance of recruiting people that fit the company culture to drive productivity. 18 Aug 2015 Read more

Vodacom, SPARK Schools and Mhlathuze Water are South African Employers of ChoiceBased on the number of employees, Vodacom scooped an award for the best large organisation to work for, while SPARK School was recognised for the mid-sized and Mhlathuze Water honoured for the public sector. These organisations captivated the judges with their level of commitment to creating a productive and pleasurable workplace through innovative HR values. 17 Aug 2015 Read more

Gender empowered public and private organisations in South AfricaHosted by Topco Media, in partnership with Standard Bank, the Standard Bank Top Women Awards celebrate companies and organisations that have made momentous strides in gender empowerment in the workplace. The Awards are dedicated to recognising outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision and innovation in organisations that have stepped up and shaped women's roles within the private and public sectors. 14 Aug 2015 Read more

PriceWaterhouseCoopers named SA's Business of the Year at 12th Annual Standard Bank Top Women AwardsPriceWaterCoopers (PwC) recognises that diversity is not about numbers but about meaningful development and equality of people, with objectives on representation of all demographic groups in the workplace, irrespective of religious beliefs and sexual orientation. 13 Aug 2015 Read more

Topco Media launches official National Development Plan publication - Vision 2030The forthcoming Vision 2030 publication is the result of a formal collaboration between the National Planning Commission (represented by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation) and Topco Media. 16 Jul 2015 Read more

Finalists announced - Careers24 Future of HR AwardsWith the first Careers24 Future of HR Awards just around the corner, it's time to announce the industry leaders, teams and organisations that have excelled in people management. Finalists include MTN, Alexander Forbes, Bidvest, DELL, Vodacom, KPMG, Clicks Group, and ABSA. 15 Jul 2015 Read more

South Africa's leading online career portal, Careers24, is partnering with the first Future of HR Summit and Awards. The event will be hosted by Topco Media. Designed to showcase excellence and transformation in HR in the South African business environment, the Careers24 Future of HR Summit and Awards will take place from 22-23 July 2015 in Gauteng. 14 May 2015 Read more

Finalists announced for the 12th Annual National Business AwardsPPC Ltd, Business Connexion and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals are among the elite organisations to have been shortlisted as finalists for the 12th Annual National Business Awards. 1 Oct 2014 Read more

Topco Media adds Public Sector Manager magazine to its stableTopco Media, South Africa's leading business-to-business publishing house, has been selected to produce and distribute the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)'s Public Sector Manager publication. 22 Sep 2014 Read more

Topco Media revolutionises business networkingThis October, the Top 500 Networking Breakfast is breaking the conventions of ordinary business interaction, giving an exclusive opportunity for South Africa's number one companies from across 100 sectors to connect and solidify future business partnerships. 16 Sep 2014 Read more

Cream of Western Cape business gathers at Portside buildingThe leaders of business and industry in the Western Cape were joined by Premier Helen Zille for a networking extravaganza at the newly completed Portside building in the Cape Town CBD to gather for the pre-launch of the Western Cape Top 300 Companies publication on Friday, 29 August. 3 Sep 2014 Read more

How South African businesses have leveraged the art of award winningAs South Africa reaches its 20th year of democratic freedom, it is time to reward those hands that have helped build and shape the country's prosperous economy that it is today. 22 Aug 2014 Read more

Premier Zille to address Western Cape's business leadersThe Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, will be in attendance at the newly-completed Portside building to deliver the keynote address for the pre-launch of the Western Cape Top300 publication on 29 August. 21 Aug 2014 Read more

South Africa's leading women honoured at 11th Annual Standard Bank Top Women AwardsThe moment we had all been waiting for, the nation's leading women in business and government reigned supreme at the 11th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards on Thursday, 14 August at Emperors Palace. 19 Aug 2014 Read more

SA's leaders in business transformation and empowerment namedThe 13th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards honoured the organisations and individuals powering transformation in SA and celebrated 20 years of democracy. 15 May 2014 Read more

Finalists for the 13th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards announcedThe finalists for the 13th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards have been shortlisted. The nominees are narrowed down to the best business and government leaders in transformation that South Africa has ever seen. 20 Mar 2014 Read more

Empowering South Africa's futureSouth Africa's corporate arena is an incredibly competitive space where businesses strive for the betterment of society through equality. At 20 years of democracy, the nation has flourished remarkably in the areas of transformation and the empowerment of its people. The 13th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards distinguishes the excellence in businesses that have furthered the country in economic empowerment, inclusion, and transformation since South Africa's liberation. 26 Feb 2014 Read more

Department of Arts and Culture backs commemorative publicationIn 1994, South Africa shook off the shackles of discrimination and inequality, paving the way for the country to become a unified and democratic example for the rest of the world. To celebrate this milestone Topco Media will be launching the South Africa 20 Years of Success: Business & Government publication at the 13th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards with the official backing of the Department of Arts and Culture. 25 Feb 2014 Read more

Call for papersThe Megacities Africa Conference & Exhibition is the continent's premium forum to address the key issues surrounding rapid urbanisation throughout our continent. 28 Jan 2014 Read more

NBAs benefit SA by uniting public and private sectorsSA business and government leaders gather at the 11th annual National Business Awards 21 Nov 2013 Read more

First round of champions announced by Oscars of South African businessThe final cut has been made. Through a lengthy and vigorous process, the second round of the entry procedure has been decided. 22 Oct 2013 Read more

National Business Awards welcomes more entriesCelebrations, nominations and anticipation are set to leave South Africa on an all-time high, come 15 November 2013 at the 11th Annual National Business Awards. 13 Sep 2013 Read more

Mega Cities Africa Conference and Expo - the most attractive forward thinking investment and future-focused urban planning event, is officially sold out due to a profound demand for participation and attendance! 29 May 2013 Read more

Mega Cities mean mega opportunities and Africa is where it is happening!The first Mega Cities Africa Conference & Expo highlights the needs and challenges of cities and mega cities - the opportunities they offer are incubators of innovation. 20 May 2013 Read more

Winners announced for the top empowerment awardsOn Friday, 26th April, the Oliver Transformation and Empowerment Awards announced their 2013 winners. The black-tie event at the Sandton Convention Centre was attended by the who's who of South Africa's private and public sectors including Xolani Qubeke, Chief Executive Officer of the Black Business Council and Advocate Thuli Madonsela, the Public Protector, who were the keynote speakers. 2 May 2013 Read more

Three of the ten 2013 Oliver Legends have just confirmed that they will be attending the Oliver Empowerment Awards to accept their Legends of Empowerment - Lifetime Achievement Award. They are: Dr Mathews Phosa, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele and Dr Mamphela Ramphele. 8 Apr 2013 Read more

Top empowerment awards announce their finalistsOver the past eleven years the Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards has celebrated South Africa's black economic empowerment champions. Recognised as the country's most influential empowerment awards ceremony, The Oliver Awards aim to identify and acknowledge true empowerment leadership and innovation. In particular, these Awards celebrate companies and individuals in the public and private sectors that are excelling in job creation, entrepreneurship and enterprise development. 22 Mar 2013 Read more

Futhi Mtoba, Monhla Hlahla, Patrice Motsepe and Benjamin Mophatlane - these are just a few of our high-profile past Oliver Award winners. ABSA, Microsoft South Africa, South African Breweries and Lion of Africa are some of the organisations that have been recognised by the Oliver's for their transformation and empowerment efforts. Join the ranks of these business leaders and enter the 2013 Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards. 3 Oct 2012 Read more

Have you ever considered the benefits of a house with reduced energy demands? A house that has walls, roofs and floors, especially designed to make the smallest possible impact on the environment? Perhaps not all of us are aware of the harm our 'normal buildings' have on the environment, and the price that we will pay. Opting for greener and more sustainable house designs cuts maintenance costs and improves conditions for both us and the planet. 2 Oct 2012 Read more

The world's population is likely to rise to 9 billion in 20 years and 60% of the human population will live in urban areas. This means we need a strategy to stay ahead of the problems that might arise, specifically energy-related problems. 20 Sep 2012 Read more

It is a well-known fact that the world's energy reserves are limited and the current state of traditional energy is questionable. In an effort to alleviate pressure on our current energy sources, alternative methods of generating energy have been explored. Sun for instance is a natural resource we can benefit from, but we are not as good at converting such a precious source into something useful at a reasonable cost. Where does this put us? Will we run out of energy in the next couple of years? 14 Sep 2012 Read more

The 4th edition of ESG South Africa is scheduled to be launched at COP18 in Doha, Qatar in November 2012. There, the publication will be handed to international delegates and dignitaries who are gathering to discuss issues around climate change. The previous three issues have been distributed at COP17 and Rio+20, as well as the Smart Cities Summit launch event which took place in Durban earlier this year. This targeted international distribution at COP18 will complement the 10 000 copies of ESG South Africa that is sent to JSE-listed entities, national and provincial government and other senior decision-makers within South Africa's borders. 6 Sep 2012 Read more

The rising stars of business excellence stepped up to the stage on Wednesday night to collect their awards at the 9th annual Top Women Awards. The Awards shine the spotlight on this year's top businesswomen and companies at the forefront of gender empowerment. 14 Aug 2012 Read more

What makes a management team smarter? Women. That's one of the trends identified by Top Women. The Top Women publication identifies, researches, profiles and celebrates excellence in gender empowerment, and this year, it puts the spotlight on trends in women in business and government. 10 Aug 2012 Read more

If you want to know where some of the most high-ranking women in government will be to ring in Women's Day, you will be watching the events unfold at the Top Women Awards taking place at Emperors Palace on the 8th August. The star-studded event takes place the night before Women's Day and will ring in the day by celebrating the strides made in empowering women in both business and government. 6 Aug 2012 Read more

Some of South Africa's top women in government will join business leaders on the red carpet at the 9th Annual Top Women Awards on 8 August 2012. The Awards will shine the spotlight on this year's top businesswomen, and companies at the forefront of gender empowerment 1 Aug 2012 Read more

The winners of South Africa's business 'Oscars' were announced on the evening of 17 July 2012 at a spectacular awards gala at the Sandton Convention Centre. Over 400 of South Africa's leaders in business and government joined to celebrate the country's top performing individuals and companies at the 10th Annual National Business Awards. 20 Jul 2012 Read more

Do you know an inspiring businesswoman? Is your company committed to gender empowerment? The Top Women Awards want to hear from you. Entries have opened for the 9th Annual Top Women Awards and this year the Awards will again showcase South Africa's most successful gender empowerment stories. 9 Jul 2012 Read more

Next week Topco Media will be hosting South Africa's most future-focused urban planning and investment event. 6 Jul 2012 Read more

Who will win the 2012 business 'Oscars' in South Africa? The race is on and the African Access National Business Awards finalists have been announced after intense deliberation by the Awards' judging panel. The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on 17 July 2012. 5 Jul 2012 Read more

Some 84 percent of top black business leaders say that fronting is a significant problem and it's high time it is addressed in South Africa. This comes ahead of the implementation of the gazetted Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Amendment Bill, which proposes tough new penalties for fronting, including fines and imprisonment of directors. 28 Jun 2012 Read more

Five ways the Smart City will change how Africa livesBrought to you by the upcoming Smart Cities Summit in Durban on 10,11,12 July 2012. 13 Jun 2012 Read more

At the Rio+20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, a special edition of Topco Media's ESG Green Pages will be handed out by the Department of Environmental Affairs. This special edition will feature the United Nations and other prominent international agencies besides SA businesses. This special issue of the ESG Green Pages also has an extensive feature on Smart Cities, their conceptualisation and planning Summit of South Africa's future urban metros. 31 May 2012 Read more and the African Access National Business Awards have partnered to celebrate South African companies that have implemented outstanding marketing strategies. Nominations for the Marketing Excellence Award are invited from readers. Please nominate your candidate here. 15 May 2012 Read more

Entries are invited for the 10th Annual African Access National Business Awards, also known as the "Oscars" of South African business. Each year the highly celebrated awards ceremony recognises and honour top performers in business at individual, organisational and governmental level. This year's winners will be announced at an elite gala event hosted by SABC's Morning Live Leanne Manas and Vuyo Mbuli on 17 July 2012 where over 500 of South Africa's top business and government figures will be present. 12 Apr 2012 Read more

After a week of intense deliberation by esteemed panel of judges in Johannesburg this week, the finalists of the 11th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards have been decided. The Awards are South Africa's foremost Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) awards initiative, hosted by Topco Media's annual empowerment publication Impumelelo, which documents BEE success stories. 4 Apr 2012 Read more

One week left to enter the Oliver Empowerment AwardsAs the deadline to enter this year's Oliver Empowerment Awards draws closer, Topco Media is expecting a nail-biting last-minute rush of nominations in the final week. 19 Mar 2012 Read more

Designing Smart CitiesBy 2050 more than 80% of South Africa's population will live in cities. The challenges presented by the rapid population growth demand that cities transform. 16 Mar 2012 Read more

Innovations in ESG (Environmental Social Governance)ESG Green Pages is looking for great ideas. We are looking to profile exciting people and projects in the ESG sector for our business-to-business title. 16 Mar 2012 Read more

Top retail group doubles support for gender empowerment awardsEdcon, the leading clothing, footwear and textile retailing group in South Africa is sponsoring not one, but two categories at this year's prestigious 8th Annual Top Women Awards - evidence that the group is taking the issue of gender empowerment seriously. 21 Sep 2011 Read more

ACSA believes that women should soar to successThe Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) is showing its commitment to gender empowerment by sponsoring the Top Woman Entrepreneur Award at this year's 8th Annual Top Women Awards. 19 Sep 2011 Read more

South Africa's leading ladies are ready to be awardedSome of the top female business talent in the country will step up to receive awards at this year's premier gender empowerment event the 8th Annual Top Women Awards. 9 Sep 2011 Read more

The Financial Category at this year's prestigious 8th Annual Top Women Awards will be sponsored by the Public Investment Corporation - one of the largest asset managers on the African continent. 2 Sep 2011 Read more

Pfizer South Africa sponsors Top Women AwardsPfizer South Africa, the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, will sponsor the Science, Biotechnology and Healthcare Category at this year's 8th Annual Top Women Awards. 25 Aug 2011 Read more

Big sponsors collaborate to support the 2011 Top Women AwardsTopco Media announced today that South Africa's national oil company, PetroSA, has signed on as a major sponsor of the country's leading gender empowerment event - the 8th Annual Top Women Awards. Other big business sponsors backing the event include the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and Standard Bank. 19 Aug 2011 Read more

Top companies, including Anglo American, Adams & Adams, Lowe Bull and the Johannesburg Roads Agency, have entered this year's 8th Annual Top Women Awards to showcase their gender empowerment success stories and motivate other companies to follow suit. 3 Aug 2011 Read more

Top businesswomen to judge South Africa's Top Women AwardsLeading businesswomen from across the country have signed up to judge South Africa's premier gender empowerment event - the 8th Annual Top Women Awards - and show their support for a cause each one of them feels passionate about. 28 Jul 2011 Read more

Top Woman in Business & GovernmentNominations open for 8th annual Top Women Awards. 21 Jul 2011 Read more

Exceptional media turnout at the 9th Annual African Access National Business AwardsThe Annual African Access National Business Awards, now in its 9th year, will be receiving unprecedented coverage from the media because of the high calibre of finalists, including the likes of Kumba Iron Ore, Pick n Pay, Microsoft SA and McDonalds SA competing for the 2011 Awards. 21 Jun 2011 Read more

Business 'Oscar' nominees down to the final 75Seventy-five business 'Oscar' nominees have made it into the finals of the 9th annual African Access National Business Awards, the organisers announced today. 7 Jun 2011 Read more

African Access National Business Awards make final call for 'Oscar nominees'Organisers of the 9th annual African Access National Business Awards - the South African 'Oscars' for top business performers - today sent out a final call for entries to the 2011 event. 23 May 2011 Read more

SA business Oscars call for rising stars!The deadline is fast approaching for the African Access National Business Awards 2011, the 'Oscars' of South African business and the nation's top showcase of exceptional performance by commerce and industry. 3 May 2011 Read more

Dazzling Olivers success for BEE champions at NetcareA decade of empowerment progress came to a spectacular climax on Thursday night, 24 March, with presentations to the country's foremost champions of empowerment in the public and private sectors, among major corporates and across the ranks of small, medium and micro enterprises. 30 Mar 2011 Read more

2011 Empowerment finalists! Judges' decision final!The 10th Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards, South Africa's most prestigious recognition of transformation excellence, promises to be an even bigger and better event this year. Entries for this eagerly awaited event were up 25% while critical judging standards have reportedly hit a new high! 14 Mar 2011 Read more

It is with great excitement to announce that Topco Media, South Africa's most innovative B2B media company, is moving offices to Cape Town CBD from our much-loved Hout Bay wine boutique address. 2 Mar 2011 Read more

The SA's Top Performing Companies publication, in association with Topco Media, is proud to announce the winners of the 8th annual African Access National Business Awards (AANBA) that took place at the Sandton Convention Centre Ballroom on Thursday, 27 May 2010. 3 Jun 2010 Read more

The SA's Top Performing Companies publication, in association with Topco Media, is proud to announce the finalists of the 8th annual African Access National Business Awards (AANBA) that will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre Ballroom on Thursday, 27 May 2010. 18 May 2010 Read more

African Access named as new headline sponsor for Topco National Business AwardsAfrican Access has officially been named as the new headline sponsor for the Topco National Business Awards. Established in 2002 by Topco Media, the National Business Awards acknowledges and rewards companies, individuals, industry and Government for outstanding achievements in business. 8 Mar 2010 Read more

Topco Media have announced that nominations are now open for this year's Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards (MOEA), to be held on 25 March at the Sandton Convention Centre. 14 Jan 2010 Read more

Nominations now open for the 2009 Top Women AwardsTopco Media, in association with the Top Women in Business and Government publication, invites you to submit nominations for the 6th annual Top Women Awards (TWA) that will take place at the Wanderers Ballroom in Illovo, Johannesburg on 18 November 2009. 11 Sep 2009 Read more

Zanusi Brand Solutions CEO Nomahlubi Simamane Top Businesswoman 2009Zanusi Brand Solution's CEO, Nomahlubi Simamane, was named Top Businesswoman of the Year at the 2009 National Business Awards which took place at a prestigious function in Johannesburg on July 30th. 5 Aug 2009 Read more

The annual National Business Awards, in association with Topco Media's South Africa's Top Performing Companies publication and South Africa's Top 500 Companies is set to take place on Thursday the 30th of July at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. “This year's awards attracted over 200 entries with motivations from some of South Africa's finest organisations, resulting in the 12 categories having between four and six finalists for judges to choose from,” said Sue Gannon, the Event Manager for the awards. 29 Jul 2009 Read more

National Business Awards - Enter now! Win a business Oscar for your company
  • Do you have a success story to tell?
  • Do you have a marketing strategy that's worked?
  • Are you a top SMME?
  • Are you an entrepreneur of note?
  • Is your CEO or MD South Africa's Top Businessman of the Year?
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The Oscars of the business world - enter now!If you are proud of either your company or your client's achievements and their corporate performance; and you would like to position them amongst South Africa's top performers and at the same time generate an excellent corporate branding opportunity, the National Business Awards are a must! 13 May 2009 Read more

The winners of the 8th annual Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards are...The 8th annual Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards (MOEA) ceremony, South Africa's foremost Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) awards initiative, was held at Sandton Convention Centre on the 19th of March 2009. 24 Mar 2009 Read more

After a week of intense deliberation by an esteemed panel of judges in Johannesburg this week, the finalists in the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards (MOEA) have been decided. The Awards are South Africa's foremost Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) awards initiative, hosted by Topco Media's annual empowerment publication Impumelelo, which documents BEE success stories. 12 Mar 2009 Read more

There are only a few days to go to enter your company in the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards. The closing date for nominations is Friday 20 February 2009. You can enter online at or mail Melody Strick at for an entry form. 16 Feb 2009 Read more

Topco Media announces the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment AwardsMetropolitan has partnered with Topco Media, aligning itself with the Oliver Empowerment Awards to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 19 March 2009. The Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards celebrates companies and individuals who support the future of empowerment in South Africa today. Metropolitan's involvement embodies this leading financial group's motto “Together We Can”. 9 Feb 2009 Read more

"2010 could be a knife in the back"
“Western Cape companies are thinking too small.” This was the message from The Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (Wesgro) at the launch of their International Trade Team at the BMW Pavilion at the Waterfront on Thursday night, 29 January 2009.
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Individuals, companies, and Government attended the Top Women Awards ceremony, held at the Sandton Convention Centre last night (September 4) to celebrate and congratulate the nominees, finalists and winners and acknowledge their achievements. 5 Sep 2008 Read more

While the call for nominations for the Top Women Awards is well underway and entries are mounting, Top Women in Business & Government (TWBG), in association with Topco Media, has invited Epainette Mbeki (Ma' Mbeki) to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious event to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on September 4, 2008. 5 Aug 2008 Read more

The CIO Challenge, powered by Deloitte and hosted by Topco Media, to be held at The Campus, The Forum, Bryanston on 10th and 11th September, is a conference targeting individuals involved in the IT industry. 28 Jul 2008 Read more

Nominations for the Top Women Awards are now being called for by Top Women in Business and Government (TWBG) as the build-up gains momentum for the 2008 awards ceremony, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 4th September 2008. 11 Jul 2008 Read more

International hair fashion magazine publishes autumn appealThe world's leading hair fashion magazine, ESTETICA, is inspiring hairstylists, beauty devotees and fashionistas alike. As the second edition hits the shelves, ESTETICA South Africa gives impetus to a growing celebration of the hair and beauty market, by providing both the professional and consumer market with a cosmopolitan mix of local and international content and inspiration. 15 May 2008 Read more

Transmedia, the new mobile marketing wing of Cape Town based Topco Media, will use innovative technology to activate branding on a 271-strong fleet of medium sized trucks, travelling South Africa's 8000km road network and even into neighbouring countries. 23 Apr 2008 Read more

“If you don't enter, you can't be acknowledged,” comments Chairman of Topco Media, Richard Fletcher, as the countdown for final nominations for the National Business Awards by 25 April, 2008 begins. 15 Apr 2008 Read more

Light at the end of the tunnelTopco Media's Africa Energy Summit will generate bold solutions to the energy shortage. 27 Feb 2008 Read more

Topco Media has just issued the call for nominations for this year's prestigious National Business Awards event to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 28 May 2008. Now in its fifth year, the Awards are presented in association with the annual publications SA's Top Performing Companies and SA's Top 500 Companies to recognise and honour the top performers of the year in both business and industry, for individuals and companies. 18 Feb 2008 Read more

Seventh provocative edition of Top Performing Companies appearsBusinessmen go through menopause – more correctly called andropause – and its effect can prove catastrophic to their business, their professional and their private lives. This is one of the more startling pieces of information contained in a feature article written by counsellor and executive coach Mary Ovenstone in the 2008 issue of the annual business periodical Top Performing Companies, publishing this week by Topco Media. Ovenstone is available for interviews along with the authors of the other features. 25 Jan 2008 Read more

The choice is yours: You can simply comply – or you can put your BEE Scorecard to your strategic advantage, and gain a march over competitors. 25 Jan 2008 Read more

A must-attend: the Africa Energy Summit 2008“South African business cannot plan or implement any major new energy-consuming projects until 2013.” - Bongani Nqwababa, Financial Director, Eskom. This is an unthinkable scenario that would derail not only the South African economy but the society that is dependent on it. 23 Jan 2008 Read more

The search is on for South Africa's most empowered businesses, recognising and celebrating Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in companies across the country. Now in its seventh year, the Oliver Empowerment Business Awards is inviting empowered organisations in all sectors to submit their credentials for this glittering awards ceremony, set to attract industry titans and aspiring businessmen alike. 17 Oct 2007 Read more

Estetica Publishing (Pty) Ltd., part of the Topco Media & Events group, is proud to announce the launch of the South African edition of Estetica magazine, due to hit streets on 25 January 2008. 3 Oct 2007 Read more

The brainchild of - and organised by - Top Conferences, the AFROX Annual Top Safety in the Workplace Conference promises to spark some new thinking in the safety and health industry. 22 Feb 2007 Read more

Colin Bower has joined TopCo Media as the editor of its range of annual business-to-business publications. 12 Feb 2007 Read more

Hot on the heels of signing the deal with London's Haymarket Publishing Group to publish the South African edition of Management Today, Topco Media in Cape Town has appointed Donald Paul as the editor for MT.  31 Jan 2007 Read more

The aviator flies high; Geraldine does it again; Trevor is top man in government; Yolanda and Phuthuma win top business honours and Tutu awarded honorary laureate.  14 Nov 2006 Read more

Justin Nurse chairs the upcoming Brands Convention 2006Quickly... think of a brand... any brand... the make of your shoe, your car, the watch on your wrist or your favourite fastfood. Why did you think of this specific brand? 29 Sep 2006 Read more

A leading financial, administration and transaction solutions company, the Fidentia Group has just signed as main title partner for this year's Top Empowerment Awards. 27 Sep 2006 Read more

Empowering the recognition of empowermentOn 9th November 2006, one awards event will salute the winners of both the Impumelelo Top Empowerment Companies 2006 Awards and the Top Women in Business & Government 2006 Awards and is called the Top Empowerment Awards. The new format makes way for a more streamlined and fine-tuned process of recognising the best empowerment players in South Africa. 5 Sep 2006 Read more

On the 26th and 27th July, professionals representing the financial, advertising and marketing, media, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, motor vehicle and FMCG industries converged in Midrand to debate the phenomenon of women consumers, as well as analyse marketing campaigns targeted at this powerful group of consumers.  29 Aug 2006 Read more

The RentWorks CFO Challenge Conference taking place on the 23rd and 24th August at Bytes Conference Centre in Johannesburg and on the 18th and 19th October at Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town is set to revolutionise finance departments across corporate South Africa.  7 Aug 2006 Read more

Top Conference and Events introduces the innovative and informative 'Secrets of the Top Sales Professionals Conference' on the 30th and 31st August 2006 in Johannesburg, which aims to break the humdrum of conventional sales conferences that tend to focus on motivating sales staff, coaching them and teaching them to sell better. 1 Aug 2006 Read more

Women The Brand Conference - It's an Eve-olution!In the media, the world's biggest advertising and marketing services conglomerates are stating how they have been missing the mark when it comes to marketing to their female consumers.  19 Jul 2006 Read more

Two of South Africa's leading organisations, Sentech and the Department of Land Affairs, have illustrated their commitment to the empowerment of women in South Africa, through the sponsorship of the 2006/7 edition of Top Women in Business and Government - for the third consecutive year. 26 Feb 2006 Read more

There is a new member of the Impumelelo editorial team for 2006. Top Companies Publishing and Events is delighted to announce that Dr Iqbal Survé is participating as consulting editor on the 2006 Impumelelo: SA's Top Empowerment Companies.  23 Feb 2006 Read more

Top Companies Publishing and Events is elated to announce the launch of their new-look company website, 30 Jan 2006 Read more

250 seats have been sold! With the Top Brands Conference just around the corner, the dynamic speakers as well as a diverse group of delegates are gearing up for one of the most anticipated marketing conferences of the year. 20 Nov 2005 Read more

Women in Leadership in conjunction with Top Women in Business and Government and WESGRO, the official trade and investment promotion agency of the Western Cape are proud to announce the revolutionary Women Entrepreneurs Mission taking place in Cape Town from 12 - 15 November 2005. 14 Nov 2005 Read more

The much anticipated, high profile empowerment event, the ABSA Impumelelo Empowerment Awards Weekend took place from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September 2005. 29 Sep 2005 Read more

Black economic empowerment is part of South Africa's economic and business culture. The empowerment framework, with all its attendant policies, initiatives and programmes has changed the way South Africans do business locally; and the way multi-nationals do business within the country. 21 Sep 2005 Read more

South Africa's most anticipated empowerment event, the ABSA Impumelelo Empowerment Awards Weekend, is set to take place at Sun City from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September 2005. 5 Sep 2005 Read more

Business is no longer what is used to be. Particularly in the Finance Department of organisations. The past few years have seen unprecedented change in the top levels of management within companies. Expectations are higher. And the rules of engagement have changed. 18 Aug 2005 Read more

The Top Women in Business & Government Awards ceremony took place on 10 August 2005 and coincided with the launch of the second edition of the annual Top Women in Business & Government publication. 16 Aug 2005 Read more

1 June 2005 saw the launch of 'Let's Do Business', a new business initiative from Fletcher Media Holdings. Let's Do Business aims to promote trade and investment in all nine of South Africa's provinces through the generation of economic interest from both the local and international business community. 2 Jun 2005 Read more

In a demonstration of their commitment to gender empowerment, and in the work of South Africa's foremost gender empowerment directory Top Women in Business and Government, arivia.kom has entered into a platinum partnership with the publication. 25 May 2005 Read more

With the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice Conference just on a month away (17 and 18 May 2005 at Caesars, Gauteng), top speakers from key government departments and corporates have joined Top Companies Publishing in a synergy that'll see your questions on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and the Codes of Good Practice aired, address and debated. 6 Apr 2005 Read more

The annual Top Women in Business and Government publication for 2005 is nearing its print date and this year's edition promises to bring you all the top gender empowerment companies, and their top female leaders of the year. 13 Mar 2005 Read more

The B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice is said to be the most important piece of legislation to influence South African business in the last century.  10 Mar 2005 Read more

Top Companies Publishing would like to thank all its clients, customers, suppliers, readers, partners, sponsors and staff for a fantastic 2004! Your continued support of our publishing and events initiatives has been invaluable to our continued success. Season's greetings and a happy festive season to you all.  9 Dec 2004 Read more