The entity responsible for promoting productivity within South Africa, Productivity SA, held an awards ceremony to recognise the winners of the Eastern Cape Regional Productivity Awards yesterday, Monday, 22nd August at the Protea Hotel, Marine, Summer Strand in Port Elizabeth.
The awards are intended at recognising organisations making significant contributions towards making South Africa a productive country. Through awarding these organisations, which are from the private, emerging and Co-operative sectors, Productivity SA aims to encourage other organisations to strive to be productive and globally competitive.
The CEO of Productivity SA, Mr. Mothunye Mothiba, says as the country’s fight against unemployment intensifies, it is through organisations like the finalists that poverty can be holistically tackled. The aim and objectives of Productivity SA are to improve productivity and competitiveness in the workplace throughout South Africa. These awards seek to recognise individuals, organisations and communities for their contributions to building South Africa’s productive capacity.
The regional awards provide a platform to inspire a competitive and productive South Africa. Productivity improvement is considered the most effective way of ensuring ongoing competitiveness, economic growth and, consequently, more wealth for all.
All South Africans (not only workers in the formal sector) are central to this process. South Africa currently faces major challenges, for example on how to create employment opportunities, stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty. If South Africa is to reduce unemployment and poverty, and increase its economic growth, emphasis should be on developing productive capacity in all sectors of the economy.
Productivity SA has grown to develop various tools and models that includes measurement tools that determines to what extent an organisation’s financial performance is influenced by price recovery and productivity.
The National Productivity Awards were launched in 1979 and since then the awards have grown to become one of the most prestigious awards for business endeavors in South Africa. Through showcasing the productivity successes of the represented companies, Productivity SA is striving to encourage other organisations to increase their productivity and competitiveness thereby contributing to the country‘s economic growth.
The Eastern Cape Regional Productivity Awards winners are:
- Emerging Sector: LM TITI SHUTTLE SERVICES
- Cooperative Sector: Sihlangene Co-operative
- Corporate Sector: Eberspächer South Africa (Pty) Ltd
The Eastern Cape Regional Productivity Winners will represent the Eastern Cape at the National Productivity Awards to be held on the 21st October 2016 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.
Source: Eastern Cape – MyPR.
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