SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY (SAMSA) GAINS RECOGNITION FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT

SAMSA to receive the honorary Oliver Empowerment’s ‘Legend of Empowerment & Transformation Award’ 2016. 

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20160315_105138Pretoria: 15 March 2016

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has warmly welcomed news of its being honoured with the prestigious “Legend of Empowerment and Transformation Award” at this year’s 15th round of the Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards – this in recognition of its sterling record in the arena of empowerment and contribution to the country’s broad transformation.

News of the pending bestowing of the award to SAMSA at a function scheduled for Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg next month, was confirmed by Top Media and Communications (Topco) editorial director Ryland Fisher to SAMSA Chief Executive Officer, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele at the weekend.

“It is with great pride (that) we will be honoring the South African Maritime Safety Authority​ (SAMSA) at the 15th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards. SAMSA​ has been chosen by our Editorial Board and selected among an elite few of true empowerment ambassadors to be honored a ‘LEGEND OF EMPOWERMENT AND TRANSFORMATION’,” announced Mr Fisher.

Image courtersy of Oliver Empowerment Awards
Image courtersy of Oliver Empowerment Awards

The Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards, now in their 15th year are noted as the country’s premier accolades ‘for leadership and innovation in empowerment and transformation’ and have, according to Topco, “created a legacy of inspiration for the country’s business elite”, as well as “given South Africa the opportunity to recognize outstanding leaders – individuals or organizations who have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership, and action for empowerment and transformation. Their success is legendary in the world of business today.”

According to Topco, the awards ceremony is scheduled for the Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg on April 14, 2016. The main guest speaker will be national Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor.

Previous winners of the Annual Oliver Empowerment awards include individual luminaries such as Sizwe Nxasana, former FirstRand Limited CEO, as well as private sector companies and public entities including German carmarker, Volkswagen South Africa, Mckinsey & Company, Coega Development Corporation and Eskom.

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