Khanya Recognised as an Established Qualifier for the 2009 TT100 Awards Programme
At the recent prestigious TT100 Awards ceremony held at Vodacom’s Vodadome on 28 April, the Khanya Project was recognised as an Established Qualifier for the award’s year 2009.
The TT100 Awards laud the captains of industry and new entrepreneurs for their contribution to innovation in technology in South Africa by South Africans. It is, in essence, the Oscars of technology in South Africa.
Established some 19 years ago, the awards were initiated in an attempt to give recognition to South African talent and ability in innovation. According to Deidre Marcus, CEO of TT100, the programme not only recognises innovation but it recognises what the people in an organisation are doing to make their technology stand out.
Entrants like the Khanya Project are put through a rigorous adjudication process which has won both national and international acclaim and to be recognized as a Qualifier is indicative of Khanya having met these exacting requirements.
Three of the key areas of an organisation examined for the award are:
• management of technology – does the organisation have an understanding of the impact of technology on future operations
Khanya has featured in these awards since first they entered the competition in 2005. They have been awarded Qualifier status on each occasion and in 2005 the Project was a Finalist in the category Leader in Social Innovation and in 2006 it won the prestigious award in the category Leader in Empowerment.
Denric Blaauw, Khanya’s Technical Co-ordinator, and Clinton Walker, Deputy Manager of Khanya were at the awards ceremony in Midrand.
For the fifth year running Khanya has earned the privilege of carrying the prestigious TT100 brand, signifying that they use technology to outperform their peers and achieve success