Röhlig-Grindrod Durban scoops an award
Main image: Donovan Phillips receives the awards on behalf of his Team, received from (left) Chief Executive, Transnet Port Terminal: Karl Socikwa and (right) President, Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Zeph Ndlovu
The winners of the 16th edition of the 2016 KZN Exporter of the Year Awards, a partnership between Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) and the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), were announced at a glitzy gala banquet held at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban on 20 October.
This year saw the introduction of four new categories, of which three of these awarded recipients for exporting ‘soft skills’ rather than just the usual exporters of tangible products. Driving exports and promoting economic growth in Durban and KwaZulu- Natal is the spark to ignite a growing export industry and ultimately a stronger economy. The event and awards provide a platform and ideal showcase for emerging and established businesses exporting a wide range of products and services.
Röhlig-Grindrod received the BEE award sponsored by Transnet Port Terminals and was a finalist in the Service Provider Award sponsored by Ethekwini Maritime Cluster.
The awards were adjudicated by Zine Icheku:
- Transnet Port Terminals, Thato Tsautse
- EThekwini Maritime Cluster, Farai Moyo
- EDTEA, Louise Pelser
- Chairperson of the Durban Chamber Trade and Investment Forum, Claude Moodley
- Trade and Investment KZN, Cedric Mnguni
- SEDA and Odirile Ramasodi - ECIC.
PriceWaterhouse Coopers were the award auditors.