BBQ Awards 2018

Get your nominations in!

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The crown jewel of South African business awards will take place at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on 2 November 2018. Time is fast running out, so if you'd like to book a table, nominate yourself or a fellow organisation/person then please follow the links below.

We are proud to confirm that South African celebrity, Somizi Mhlongo, will lead the show as MC, his vibrant attitude and large personality guaranteed to infuse an element of celebration into the room. The five esteemed judges that will be studying all the nominations and making the final decision on winners are also mentioned below.

For more than a decade, the BBQ Awards has been the leader in black business awards in South Africa. From distinguished leaders to rising stars, the creatively talented to innovative and impactful entrepreneurs, the BBQ Awards applauds their determination, hard work and integrity.

BBQ Awards - a night full of glitz and glamour that attracts some of South Africa’s top business people and celebrities. Attend and let us salute you with a red carpet, welcome drinks and being photographed by the paparazzi in attendance. The Awards will be broadcasted live on CMTV streaming and covered by mainstream media, print, radio and television, so join us and put your best foot forward.

All finalists and winners will be uploaded onto the event website! Nominations close on 5 October 2018 so if you still wish to nominate someone, please get over there and nominate the deserving individual/organisation.

There are still a few tables available so if you’d like to attend, please make use of the contact details at the bottom.


  • Ms Babalwa Fatyi - Myezo Environmental Management Services (Pty) Ltd Founder 
  • Basetsana Kumalo - Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings Pty Ltd - Executive Chairman & CEO 
  • Bonang Mohale - Business Leadership South Africa - CEO 
  • Tshiwela Mhlantla – Managing Executive of Physical Channels, ABSA 
  • Xolani Qubeka – CEO of Small Business Development Institute


Individual Nominations

  • BET New Entrepreneur Award 
  • Comair Outstanding Woman In Business Award 
  • Hennessy Businessman Of The Year Award 
  • Young Business Achiever Award 
  • Community Builder Of The Year Award 
  • NHBRC Iqhawe Mentorship Award 
  • Platinum Award 
  • Public Sector Visionary Award

Organisation Nominations 

  • LTE Holdings Best Established Black Business Award 
  • Best Employer Award - National Funeral Practitioners CSI-Ubuntu Award 
  • Transformation Champion of the Year 
  • The Innovation Hub New and Innovative Business Award

Should you have any further queries, please feel free to contact Nabeelah Fataar on 021 681 7000 or alternatively on

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