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More than 300 people turned out to celebrate the best in purchasing in Africa at the CIPS Pan African Procurement Awards 2013.
For the first time, the awards were combined with the State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum’s (SOEPF) All About Public Procurement Awards (AAPP) in a joint celebration.
The event took place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 15 August with 320 guests from the public and private sector.
Bongani Bingwa, presenter of Carte Blanche, the longest-running TV show in South Africa, hosted the awards and speakers included SOEPF chairperson Fantas Mobu, Thami Ngqungwana, chief director for economic infrastructure and logistics at the Department for Trade and Industry, and Fred Vitale, global lead for capital projects and supply chain at Accenture.
A CIPS Africa spokeswoman said: “A CIPS Pan African Procurement & SOEPF AAPP Award is the most prestigious recognition a company or individual in the procurement and supply chain profession can receive.”
The three main sponsors for the awards were ABSA, Ariba and Macsteel.
The winners were:
Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility: Vodafone Ghana
Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project: ABSA Bank
Best People Development Initiative: Vodacom
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change (large organisations) – Sappi
Best procurement consultancy project of the year – Xstrata Coal
Best Upcoming Professional – Imran Natha, PetroSA
Best Supplier & Enterprise Development project in terms of process people – Telkom
Best Public Sector Procurement Project – G.C.H (Gertrude's Children's Hospital), Nairobi
Best Operations Improvement Initiative – PetroSA
Best People Development Initiative – Denel Land Systems
Most Empowered SOE in compliance to BBBEE Scorecard elements – Telkom
Awards were also presented for:
Postgraduate Certificate of Recognition for completing an industrially-relevant project – Mmankoko R Mabudi
Postgraduate Certificate of Recognition for the innovative application of supply chain management concepts in industrial research – Kubeshree Pillay
Postgraduate Certificate of Recognition for the innovative application of supply chain management concepts in industrial research – Ayanda P Cengimbo
Lifetime Achievers Award:
Karen Van Vuuren
CIPS fellowship was also awarded to Ronald Mlalazi, Hagen Helm and Basil Ahiable.