Calling for 2014 nominations

Productivity SA organises annual productivity awards to give recognition to individuals, businesses and the public sector for productivity improvements. It is now inviting applications and nominations for its 2014 competition. Award winners in the regional (provincial) rounds of the competition will automatically be entered into the national event.

Who is eligible?

Private and public sector organisations of all sizes are eligible, including institutions, professional bodies, associations, local authorities, individuals and registered co-operatives that have been in operation for 24 months or longer.


• Free evaluation by technical expert from Productivity SA

• Objective endorsement and recognition of successful management practices and improvement initiatives

• Identify best practices

• Enhanced prestige in the community and in your industry sector

• Media exposure


Productivity awards are in the following categories:

• Co- operatives

• SMME – micro, small and medium

• Corporate sector

• Public sector


• Background information on the individual or organisation

• Approach used to improve productive capacity

• Results and impact of productivity improvement

• Overcoming challenges and obstacles

• Sustainability and transferability of the initiative

• Social and environmental impact

• Safety and working environment

• Quality

How to enter

Please download the application form here. Nominations are open to all provinces.

Closing date: 30th May 2014.

Completed entry forms can be submitted to:

  • Gauteng: Productivity SA Intrnl. Business Gateway, Cnr. New & Sixth Rd Midrand 1685
  • Cape Town: Productivity SA 2nd Floor Bloemhof Building, 112 Edward Street Bellville 7350
  • KwaZulu-Natal: Productivity SA 912 Cowey Road, Cowey Park Essenwood 4000
  • Eastern Cape: Productivity SA Spondo Road, Eastern Cape Training Centre, Struandale, Port Elizabeth 6001

Adjudication procedure

The Adjudication Committee compromises esteemed individuals representing government, labour and business. A productivity assessor then visits the entrant to obtain evidence of the initiative’s success. Recommendations are made after these visits.

The decision of the Adjudication Committee is final and not subject to appeal. An evaluation report will be submitted to each entrant after adjudication. An awards feature showcasing all the finalists will be printed in the Sowetan, The Times and Sunday Times newspapers.

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