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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