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Township Entrepreneur Awards 2016
Chocs Auto Salvage Centre
Saturday 12th March 2016
Nasrec Expo Centre
The Gauteng Province of Economic Development, in 2015, initiated The Township Entrepreneur Awards, calling for Nominees throughout Gauteng to enter their business.
“Entrepreneurship is vital for the regeneration of our economy, and we have an untapped golden nugget… thetownship economy. By formalising, investing and supporting township businesses we create a domino effect that will have a positive spin off which will impact not only the townships, but our entire economy. Through the creation of shared value utilizing platforms such as the Township Awards we will be able to steer our economy in the right direction. The Gauteng Department of Economic Development is steadfast in its objective to revitalise the township economy, and the Township Entrepreneur Awards is one of the deliverables that is aimed at promoting township businesses.”
CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
RETAIL AND FINANCE
TRANSPORT, AUTOMOTIVE & COMPONENTS
TOURISM AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
ENTREPRENEUR WITH A DISABILITY
SOCIAL & COMMUNITY
Chocs Auto Salvage entered, and were chosen as a top five finalist in the category of Transport, Automotive and Components at the prestigious event on the 2nd of December 2015.Established in 2009, Chocs Auto Savage, specializing in genuine used spares from accident damaged vehicles, has three branches, Vosloorus, Spruitview and Brakpan.Chocs Auto has created employment for Thirty (30) individuals from the local community, has built strong relationships with the motor vehicle authorities, as well as the leaders in the corporate world of accident damaged and written off vehicles. Chocs Auto has a sustainable CSI initiative, the annual food parcels during the festive season, the sponsorship or of the annual Diski Games, as well as the assistance to the elderly in regard to home repair.
TRANSPORT, AUTOMOTIVE & COMPONENTS
COMPANY: TsiameTswelopele Tans Galole
Tsiame was founded in 2014 by the managing director Mr TsiameMatsoso and his wife, Deborah Matsoso, to provide transport for goods and passenger services to schools, business and private events. Service areas include Katlehong, Thokoza, vosloorus and distant areas as per request.
COMPANY: Choc Auto Salvage Centre
Specialises in the stripping of accident-damaged vehicles, the sale of genuine used spares as well as the sale of used motor vehicles. Established six years ago, the business employs over 23 people.
COMPANY: Ronette Resources Pty Ltd
TOWNSHIP: Protea North
This company collects waste tyres from dealerships and landfills across Gauteng and then transports them to accredited depots. Established 2 years ago, the company employs more than 10 people.
COMPANY: Yellow Taxi Primary Cooperative
TOWNSHIP: Orlando West
Provides 24-hour metre taxi/ cab services; shuttle services, airport transfers as well as staff and corporate transport. Established 3 years ago, the
MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, announced the winner “Chocs Auto Salvage Centre” and handed over the prize to Mr. J. M Ngwenya, owner of Chocs Auto Salvage Centre at the Gala dinner on Saturday the 12th March at Nasrec.
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The Township Entrepreneur Awards are an initiative by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development to celebrate, recognise and reward entrepreneurial talent in the townships whilst supporting the provinces’ goal and commitment to revitalising the township economy. Individuals, cooperatives and businesses operating in the township the winners were awarded at a glittering ceremony March 2016 across fourteen categories.
A first for the province and the country as a whole, the main objective of the awards is to recognise and reward entrepreneurial talent in township settlements whilst building and cementing confidence in township based businesses. Equally important is the impact that the awards will have in changing negative perceptions about township based businesses as well as encourage and inspire township entrepreneurs to realise the conceivable economic gains for communities within which they operate