Inspiring productivity in South Africa


False Bay TVET College, Centre for Entrepreneurship / Rapid Incubator ( CFE/RI) is the proud recipient of the Productivity SA Western Cape Regional Award in the Public Sector Category.

Announced at the River Club in Cape Town earlier this week, Productivity SA acknowledged and celebrated organisations in the Western Cape, who are making significant contributions towards making South Africa a productive country.

The Productivity Awards aim to, inspire, promote productivity across all industries, raise awareness, promote SA’s highly-specialised programmes, and assist struggling companies to increase South Africa’s competitiveness globally. These awards recognise individuals, organisations and communities for their contributions to building South Africa’s productive capacity.

The Colleges journey with Productivity SA started when Ms Charlene Steyn, Senior Productivity Advisor was invited to be a guest speaker at one of the CfE/RI development workshops. Impressed by the CfE/RI work being done around the development and support of youth entrepreneurs, community businesses and the creation of entrepreneurship awareness, she recommended the College enter the Western Cape competition.

After a thorough and independent adjudication process, shortlisted candidates were visited to verify their competion entry, after which an evaluation report was submitted. After all scores were tabulated and supporting criteria scrutinised the winners were selected.

As an entity of the Department of Employment and Labour, Productivity SA is closely aligned with the department’s role of reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality through a set of policies and programmes developed in consultation with social partners, aimed at improved economic efficiency and productivity as well as skills development and employment creation.

The CEO of Productivity SA, Mr. Bongani Coka, says as the country’s fight against unemployment intensifies, it is through organisations such as the CFE/RI 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.

The Productivity SA Awards are divided into three categories of Corporate Sector, Public Sector, Emerging Business Sector and Cooperative Sector.
The winners for Western Cape Regional Productivity Awards for 2019 are:

Emerging Sector: Wagner Systems (Pty) Ltd
Vortex Design Solutions

Corporate Sector:
Keedo International (Pty) Ltd

Public Sector:
False Bay TVET College – Centre for Entrepreneurship/Rapid Incubator

The Western Cape award ceremony forms part of other regional awards held countrywide which will culminate in the National Award event in Johannesburg on 17 October 2019.