Fifty of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s top performing
businesses walked away with top honours in the inaugural
Top 50 Award, a municipal incentive initiative to recognize excellence, at a
ceremony in Newton Park today.
SA, Shatterprufe and pharmaceutical company Aspen excelled in multiple
categories such as being top investors, employers and significant exporters
over a number of years in the region.
Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor Dr Danny Jordaan acknowledged the
crucial role played by businesses to boost the economy and encouraged the
business sector to keep investing in the metro in order to achieve the goals of
eradicating poverty, unemployment, and inequality.
Metro now has RI,7 billion in the bank, and if Council decides to continue in
this vein, it will stabilise and strengthen the financial position of the metro
morning is about you, our local businesses.We are here to celebrate the fact that you have worked hard in your
different companies. We would like to congratulate all of you; your
achievements bring forth the spirit of resilience, vision and action which is a
living aspiration for all of us to attain.
as we congratulate you we also celebrate the fact that in your different work
environments and your sectors, you remain an inspiration for us to work hard to
make this place, a place we can all love to live in,” Mayor Jordaan said.
Top 50 Award is based on the municipality’s trade and investment strategy to
retain and recognize investors, past and present, as well as companies which
serve the city in terms of economic development and growth through driving
competitive growth in key sectors and creating thousands of sustainable
Mandela Bay Municipality Acting City Manager Johann Mettler said: "I would
like to take this opportunity to thank the business sector, for allowing us
this opportunity to celebrate them and their achievements. Our doors are open
as the municipality to discuss and share ideas of growing our economy even
of an award for top employer and
being long standing investors are: Johnson
Controls, Goodyear, Coca-Cola, Continental, Powertech Group, Transnet Group,
General Motors South Africa and Ford.
the category top investor Innowind (renewable
energy), Boardwalk Sun International and the Coega Industrial Development Zone
Oilwell Varco received an award for being a top exporter and long
standing investor in the region.
River Citrus Coop, Howden Donkin, SJM Flex, Jendamark, BKB, Stucken Group,
Dynamic Commodities and Lumotech received recognition as top exporters.
Long standing investor: Afrox, PPC Ltd, Bridgestone, Welfit Oddy, Bagshaw Footwear
New investor: Lighting Innovation, Air Products, Coega Dairy, Discovery
Health, AGNI Rolling Mill, Baywest Mall and First Automotive Works.
Long standing entrepreneur: Ukuvula Investment Holdings, Mayibuye Fishing, Yenza
Manufacturing, Tavcor Motor Group, Eastern Cape Motors, Vantyi & Vantyi,
McWilliams & Elliot, Phil Gutsche, Headbush Family and Stephen Dondolo.
Engineering were recognized as a newcomer
entrepreneur whilst Bay companies Supercare and Federal Mogul SA received
awards as top employers.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to see this award become an annual
on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Acting Communications
Director Kupido Baron (041 506 1500 / 082 780 2726 / email@example.com /