2017 Awards Event Timeline










Malusi Gigaba

Malusi Gigaba

Minister of Home Affairs

Mr. Gigaba is the current Minister of Home Affairs in the  Republic  of  South  Africa; appointed in May  2014.  He  is  a  member  of  the  African  National Congress (ANC) and serves on its National Executive Committee  (NEC)  and  National  Working  Committee (NWC),  and  is  the  organisation’s  National  Elections Co-ordinator.  He is a  teacher  by  profession  and  an  academic,  whose  commitment  to  using education  as  tool  for  social  upliftment  finds  its  expression  in  his  work  as  the  Patron  of  the Nompumelelo  Institute  for  Leadership; aimed at  recognizing,  encouraging  academic  excellence  and leadership amongst the youth by empowering them with leadership and life skills.


Asher Bohbot

Asher Bohbot

CEO of EOH Holdings

Mr. Bohbot serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer  of  EOH  Holdings  Limited.  Mr.  Bohbot joined  Laminate  Industries  (later  to  be  part  of the  PG  Group)  as  an  industrial  engineering manager   in   1981. He   served   as   Logistics Director  of  Laminate  Industries  from  1990.  He was  subsequently  promoted  to the  position  of General Manager of Laminate Industries. He was the Executive Director of Distribution on the main board of PG Bison. He took responsibility for Logistics and IT at the company in 1995.

Throughout his career, he was exposed to general business leadership, business systems and supply chain logistics, leading four major system implementations. He moved to South Africa in  1980  where  he  joined  AECI as  a  senior  engineer.  Mr.  Bohbot has  been  an  Executive Director  of  EOH  Holdings since August  6,  1998.   


Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim

Radio & TV Personality

With   his   distinctive   bald   head,  warm   personality   and   easy   going demeanor, radio and  TV personality Mark Pilgrim is a household name in South Africa. This multi-award winning presenter has spent over 20 years entertaining millions of  listeners  and  viewers.  Mark is  also  one  of  South Africa’s most experienced Master of Ceremonies and has hosted hundreds of corporate events over  the  past  two  decades.  He is also a well-known motivational speaker  as well as an ambassador for CANSA and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of SA.

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The Top 500 honours South Africa’s business elite

What are the Top 500 Awards?

Every year, Top 500 – South Africa’s Best Managed Companies profiles the top five companies in 100 business sectors. Together making up the economy’s lauded “Top 500”, these heavyweight companies have an annual combined turnover of over R3,5 trillion and comprise the vanguard of corporate South Africa.
Now, for the first time,qualifying leading companies in Top 500’s 100 business sectors will step out of its pages and vie for grand honours at the inaugural Top 500 Awards, to be held in Johannesburg on 7 March 2017. In the build-up to the final, flagship award on the night, the question on everyone’s lips will be …

Who will be crowned South Africa’s Best Managed Company?

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Why align your brand with the Top 500?

  • The Awards will bring together hundreds of blue-chip company CEOs, government officials, academic thought leaders and foreign investors under one roof, providing an unparalleled networking opportunity.
  • Top 500 is entrenched in the media landscape, meaning extensive brand exposure for your company, via both internal and external channels; before, during and after the Awards ceremony.
  • Multiple B2B touchpoints include a high engagement website that recorded nearly 400 000 pageviews from January to October 2016 and almost 25% return visitors (Google Analytics).
  • Strategically timed just into the new financial year, the Top 500 Awards will ensure your company top-of-mind awareness amongst other key decision makers driving South Africa’s economy.

What are the sponsorship opportunites?

  • Become the event’s sole Platinum Sponsor, securing co-ownership of the Awards, access to the full delegates database, a headline speaking slot, significant influence in the Awards’ planning, extensive brand exposure and a host of VIP advantages.
  • Become the event’s sole Gold Sponsor, securing a high-profile speaking slot, extensive brand exposure and a host of VIP advantages.
  • Position your company as a thought leader by become an Award Category Sponsor, sharing the stage with the winner of your sponsored Award;
  • Sponsor a branded VIP table upfront – or select a standard table for the Awards.
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