Winners 2016

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One Africa Transformation Project

SABMiller Procurement

Turning a fragmented market of 13 African countries into a single market was the main aim of SABMiller’s One Africa Transformation Project. The company is the world’s second largest brewer, with over 70,000 employees in more than 80 countries, and a procurement function that manages around $8bn third party spend.

By bring...

Recycling of Production Waste By Way of Job Creation

Graphic Communications Group

For Ghana’s artisans and female market sellers, a good part of their livelihood depends on what happens to waste materials from the country’s largest newspaper group, Graphic Communications Group. Numerous people reuse the waste materials, which are sold to them at low prices, saving the waste from the landfill site as w...

Project Ignite

Stadard Bank

The sheer scale of the logistical challenge facing South Africa’s Standard Bank when it tried to re-engineer its procurement function across 16 African countries ensured imaginative thinking was needed. The distances involved and the amount of locations that needed visiting meant Janine Hansby, head of RoA (Rest of Africa) procu...

Monabo: The Journey of a Green Cleaning and Hygiene Company

Nedbank

Supporting Monabo, a cleaning and hygiene company owned by Bongiwe Monakedi, a black woman, was one of the key elements of South African bank Nedbank’s enterprise supplier development (ESD) programme.

Launched in 2015 the programme identified nine suppliers whose businesses the bank believed it could make more sustainable and s...

Spreading professionalism; The Kenyan "Whatsapp" initiative

Prospa-Kenya

Procurement professionals in Kenya have created their own professional learning and development platform to share expertise using the WhatsApp instant messaging tool. A WhatsApp group that was started by just ten Kenyan students at the end of 2014 to share professional knowledge and development about procurement has led to the creation of a project...

Temporary Employment Management System and Workforce Productivity

SABMiller

For many years South Africa-based brewer SABMiller had used an IT system to control the procurement of temporary staff which was “bolted on” rather than integrated to the main SAP procurement model with a host of unwanted consequences.

The lack of integration meant requests for temporary staff were uncontrolled and more costly than t...

Individual categories

Janine Hansby

Stadard Bank

Janine Hansby is a dual winner in this year’s awards. She also played a major part in the transformation of the procurement function across 16 countries by South Africa’s Standard Bank, which picked up the “best procurement and supply consultancy project of the year”. Nick Geimer, former group CPO at Standard Bank...

Alain Dalais

Comrades Marathon Association

South Africa’s Comrades Marathon Association organises one of the world’s toughest and most popular ultra marathons – a 56 mile route between Durban and Pietermaritzburg attracting runners from more than 60 countries.

In 2014, the CMA Board decided to employ corporate governance and effective financial controls to help brin...

Overall winner

Recycling of Production Waste by Way of Job Creation

Graphic Communications Group Limited

For Ghana’s artisans and mostly female market sellers, a good part of their livelihood depends on what happens to waste materials from the country’s largest newspaper group, Graphic Communications Group.

Numerous people reuse the waste materials which are sold to them at low prices, saving the waste from the landfill site...

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