CIPS Pan African Procurement Awards winners announced

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
18 August 2013

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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:


CIPS categories:


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




SOEPF categories:


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 Projects:


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:


Douglas Boateng


Karen Van Vuuren


Bola Afolabi


Misheck Kaoma




CIPS fellowship was also awarded to Ronald Mlalazi, Hagen Helm and Basil Ahiable.

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