2021 Nominations are open!

The Top Empowerment Awards has showcased the businesses leading in transformation over the past 20 years, acting as a source of inspiration for South Africa's business elite. The platform provides exposure among empowered industry players, honouring those who have made significant impact on the communities in which they operate as well as society at large.

We invite you to submit your nomination for the 2021 Top Empowerment Awards, to celebrate today's empowerment leaders and inspire tomorrow's.

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Entry Information:

Entries close: 15 June 2021

Finalist Announced: 22 June 2021

External Judging: 28 June - 2 July 2021

Virtual Awards Ceremony: 15 July 2021

Terms & Conditions:

There is a charge to enter the Top Empowerment Awards. The entry fee covers:

- entry into two categories (additional categories will be charged extra per entry)

- two free seats to the virtual awards ceremony (10% discount for additional seats wanted)

- full entrant kit (official certification, entrant badge, cettifcation press release, social media mentions, personalised HTML mailer)

- business card listing on the Topco website 

2020 Winners (1)

Have your business adjudicated by industry leaders 

Every year our independent panel of judges assess and select the winners in each category. 

Watch the judges feedback from 2020

"When a business enters the Top Empowerment Awards, they are saying they have reached a level of maturity and confidence in their transformation journey, that warrants their accomplishments being showcased publicly. And if they receive a Top Empowerment Awards accolade for those accomplishments, they receive the ultimate recognition from their peers in South African Business. A Top Empowerment Awards accolade is confirmation that the business is making a visible impact in its sector and that the business itself is well positioned for an upward trajectory."

- Bridget Mokwena-Halala, CEO, Assupol Life & 2020 Top Empowerment Awards Judge

Benefits of Entering


Differentiate your business from competitors and measure your performance against Africa's best.


Raise your profile to attract investors and key stakeholders and customers in order to
attract and retain top talent in Africa.


Celebrate your achievements & gain high-value PR and media exposure through multi-channel marketing.