30 Sep Productivitysa Awards: Top performing companies in Gauteng receive awards
Posted at 20:47h
The Regional Productivity Awards winners have been announced at a function held at the Bon Hotel Conference Centre in Midrand yesterday. The entity responsible for promoting productivity within South Africa, Productivity SA, awarded the best performers at the ceremony which will culminate in the regional award winners participating in the National Productivity Awards in October.
The regional awards provide a platform to inspire a competitive and productive South Africa. Productivity improvement is considered the most effective way of ensuring ongoing competitiveness, economic growth and, consequently, more wealth for all. The CEO of Productivity SA, Mothunye Mothiba, says “We all need to pledge our support to the Productivity Movement in SA andbusiness and government should work together to enable economic growth”.
South Africa currently faces major challenges, for example how to create employment opportunities, stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty. If South Africa is to reduce unemployment and poverty, and increase its economic growth, its emphasis should be on developing productive capacity in all sectors of the economy.
The Productivity SA Awards seek to galavanise companies into adopting productivity as a fundamental tool to be more competitive. Productivity SA was created in 1969 as the then National Productivity Institute (NPI) and it focused on;
• Providing assistance to individual companies in their productivity improvement programs.
• Conducting research in the field of productivity and related matters.
• Promoting training and education through specific programs
Productivity SA has developed various tools and models that includes measurement tools that determine to what extent an organisation’s financial performance is influenced by price recovery and productivity. The National Productivity Awards were launched in 1979 and since then the awards have grown to become one of the most prestigious awards for business in South Africa. The winners are:
Emerging Sector : Legaci Superior Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service
Co – operatives Sector :Prejonet Agricultural Primary Co-Operativ
Public Sector : City of Tshwane (Rosslyn Electricity Depot)
Corporate Sector : Rothe Plantscapers