The winners of the CIPS Pan African Procurement Awards 2014 were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa last night.
Held in association with State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum, the awards promote and recognise excellence in procurement and supply across the continent.
Awards in 10 categories were presented to organisations in the public and private sectors, and two postgraduate awards and nine certificates of recognition were also handed out at the celebration at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo.
Bob Mabena, a popular presenter on Kaya FM radio station in Johannesburg hosted the awards, and the evening included a speech from Jimmy Manyi, president of the Progressive Professional Forum and former CEO of government communications and information systems for the Republic of South Africa.
The four main sponsors for the awards were ABSA, Accenture, DTI and Gautrain Management Agency. The award sponsors were: Deloitte, Bespoke, PMMS, DTI, PanAvest and ADR International.
The winners were:
Best Cross Functional Teamwork
Private sector: Nigeria LNG
Public sector: PetroSA
Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement & Supply Chain Profession
Private sector: Vodacom
Public sector: Kamogelo Mampane
Best Procurement & Supply Consultancy Project of the Year: Transnet
Best Public Sector Procurement & Supply Project: Denel Land Systems
Best Supplier & Enterprise Development Project: Telkom
Best Supplier Relationship Management in Procurement & Supply: South African Revenue Service (SARS)
Most Empowered SOE in compliance to BBBEE Adjusted Generic Scorecard for Public Sector and Localisation: Telkom
Most Effective Use of Technology
Private Sector: Outotec
Public Sector: Eskom
Most Procurement & Supply Orientated CPO/CEO of the Year: Garry Pita, Transnet
CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year: Lindiwe Ntuli from NECSA
The Postgraduate Awards were sponsored by PanAvest:
Postgraduate Certificate of Recognition for Completing an Industrially Relevant Project: Sebeka G Musi
Postgraduate Certificate of Recognition for the Innovative Application of Supply Chain Management Concepts in Industrial Research: Laren Perumal
Certificates of Recognition: Ziba Ntoto, Esther Ndanga, Brendon Mariah, Yasmin Mansoor, Bethwell Khoza, Sharon Shunmugam, Nolan Chetty, Michael Ncube, Patrick Olusanmi
CIPS Fellowship: Kamogelo Mampane
Karen van Vuuren Award: UTI