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Congratulations to all the category winners and especially the overall winner of PERA 2016 – Auto Magneto!!

  • PERA category winners

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  • Criteria

    The Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2016 is the fourth edition of an annual competition that recognizes the achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs.

    By acknowledging and showcasing successful entrepreneurs, this Awards programme is helping to build a culture of entrepreneurship in the Western Cape – and in turn, support the creation of opportunities by small and medium businesses.

    The closing date for entries is 09 September 2016 at 18:00.
    Late entries will not be accepted.
    Previous category winners may not enter with the same business for three consecutive years. However, previous category winners may enter a new or different business or idea. Government employees (local, provincial and national government departments) are not permitted to enter the PERA competition.

     


    To qualify, entrants must reside in the Western Cape and have:
    • a valid ID document if the entrant is a South African citizen
    • (non-SA citizens should supply) proof of permanent residence and proof that you are permitted to run a business/work in South Africa
    • a valid business registration with CIPC
    • a valid tax clearance certificate
    • up to date financial statements, management accounts and a business bank account
    • a sound financial performance over the last year
    • leadership and management processes in place
    • a comprehensive business marketing strategy
     
  • Categories

    There are 11 categories in the competition.

    Entrants may not enter more than one category with the same business.

    Emerging Business

    A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months.

    Social Enterprise

    Any revenue generating entity operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, which aims to address a social challenge or need.

    Established Business 


    Operating in the Western Cape for longer than 36 months with an annual turnover of more than R10m and less than R50m.

    Emerging Tourism Business

    A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months.

    Most Innovative Business

    Operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer. This refers to an innovative solution or approach to an existing service or product.

    Emerging Agri-Processing Business

    A business in its initial growth phase operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months.

    Business with Global Reach

    Operating in the Western Cape for 36 months or longer with a minimum turnover of R10m and less than R50m. The operations of this business should have a global reach.

    Job-creating Business

    Operating in the Western Cape for 36 months or longer with an annual turnover of less than R10m and an indication of the number of permanent employees appointed over the last financial year.

    School Business Idea

    Any high school in the Western Cape (Grade 8 to 12 learners or equivalent). This category will not be taken into consideration for the election of the overall winner. Learners could also apply independently (prize money to be paid to the applicant).

    Emerging Rural Business

    A business in its initial growth phase based in areas outside of the Cape Metropolitan area and operating in the Western Cape for 12 months or longer, but not longer than 36 months. The business should have an annual turnover of more than R500 000.

    Innovative Student Business Idea

    Student defined in a narrow sense that is any full time student at a Western Cape tertiary institution including TVET colleges. This refers to an innovative solution (idea or concept) to a new problem or service. This category will not be taken into consideration for the overall winner .
  • The Prizes

    Emerging Business

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Social Enterprise

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Established Business

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Emerging Tourism Business

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Most Innovative Business

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Emerging Agri-Processing Business

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Job-creating Business

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    School Business Idea

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Emerging Rural Business

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Innovative Student Business Idea

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Business with Global Reach

    • R100 000.00 (1st Prize)
    • R50 000.00 (2nd Prize)
    • R25 000.00 (3rd Prize)

    Overall winner: Entrepreneur of the Year

    Overseas trip for two to the value of R100,000 to attend an International trip or Trade Fair of your choice + R100,000 in cash to be used for developing the business.

    Total

    R2 125 000.00
    All of the above prizes are non-negotiable and non-transferable
  • RULES

    These are the rules, terms and conditions for entrants in the Western Cape Premier's Entrepreneur Recognition Awards.

    Please ensure you read them carefully as they include permission to use photographs of entrants as well as important requirements which, if not met, may result in your entry being removed from consideration.

    By registering on this website, and entering the competition, you accept and agree to abide by these rules.

    COMPETITION RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    A. GENERAL CONDITIONS

    1. By entering the Premier's Entrepreneur Recognition Awards programme ("the programme"), the entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions, regardless of whether the entry form is fully completed, signed or not.

    2. Any entry which is found to be partially or fully incomplete, non-compliant with the Awards criteria, illegible or otherwise substantially deficient or ill-prepared; or which is submitted after the closing date and time, may be withdrawn from consideration, without notice and at the sole discretion of the organisers.

    3. The entrant confirms that all information provided is true and accurate. Any entry containing false or misleading information may be withdrawn from consideration, without notice and at the sole discretion of the organisers.

    4. The decision of the adjudicators and organisers with regard to eligibility, scoring and the allocation of Awards shall be final.

    5. Entrants are required to co-operate as far as reasonably possible with the organisers in respect of the provision and verification of information and site visits, and any failure to provide all reasonable co-operation may result in withdrawal from consideration.

    6. Entry may only be made by means of the official online or printed entry forms.

    7. The entrant grants permission to the organisers of the programme to have their photograph taken and/or be filmed, without prior notice, during site visits and attendance at any programme meeting or event; and for any such photograph or film to be used without payment of any consideration in printed, online (internet), video or other promotional or programme-related communication, press release or article, without prior notice.

    8. Any cash prizes awarded shall only be paid into the primary bank account of the business entity which is being entered. No cash prizes shall be paid into any individual's bank account save where the business is a sole proprietorship and the proprietor and business share a bank account. The organisers reserve the right to require and request proof that the bank account is that of the entered entity, and the consent of all directors to payment being made into such account.

    9. The organisers reserve the right to change, without prior or any notice other than on the programme website, the dates, entry forms and requirements, adjudication process, criteria, categories and any other programme feature and process, in the interests of fairness, transparency, or where operational circumstances require such change.

    10. Business ideas or existing businesses in the tobacco, firearms (excepting sporting use), alcohol, adult (sex) and gambling / wagering industries will not be considered for the Awards.

    11. A business which operates in the Western Cape, but is a branch, franchise or subsidiary of a company whose primary operations are outside the Western Cape is not eligible to enter.

    12. All information shall be handled with the necessary confidentiality and care, subject to the Department's right to publish information about the winning entrants as set out herein before.

    13. Previous entrants may enter the programme. However, previous category winners may not enter the same business for three consecutive years, but may enter with a new or different business idea or business.

    14. I confirm that any and all intellectual property which forms part of my/our business and my/our entry, is the property of the entering business and/or its owners and directors, or that any third-party intellectual property used in our business or entry is used with the permission of the owners thereof, and in this regard we indemnify the organisers and the Western Cape Government against any claim from any third party in relation to the unauthorised use of any intellectual property.

    15. All competition prizes are non- negotiable.

    B. CONDITIONS RELATING TO BUSINESS FEEDBACK AND COMMENTARY FROM ADJUDICATORS

    1. I/we understand and agree that the programme and its authorised adjudicators may provide me with certain comments and feedback on certain parts of my entry, and acknowledge and agree that:

    1.1 Such feedback and comments represent the views and opinions of the individual adjudicators, in their personal capacities, and not those of the organisers or the Western Cape Government or its agents;

    1.2 The feedback and comments are provided in good faith only, and on the basis of the information provided, for the purpose of assisting the entrant to improve, inter alia, their business concept, model, performance, processes and competitiveness;

    1.3 The comments and feedback do not purport to be, and are not offered as, professional financial, legal or technical advice;

    1.4 I/we should not under any circumstances make any decisions, or take any action, whether legal, financial, technical or of any other kind, without full and thorough consideration and without first obtaining appropriate financial, legal, technical or other professional advice;

    1.5 In view of the fact that business models, plans, processes and performance are dynamic and subjective, no correspondence will be entered into with regard to the adjudicators' comments, and the adjudicators will not be identified individually.

    1.6 I warrant that I am authorised to represent the business or entity being entered. I understand, accept and agree to abide by the rules, terms and conditions of the Premier's Entrepreneurship Awards, on behalf of myself and the business I represent.


  • PROCESS

    The Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards programme has two phases leading up to the actual Awards event itself.

    CALL FOR ENTRIES

    This phase runs from 5 July to 5 September 2016.

    You can enter via the online form on this website, or using one of the printed paper entry forms available from Seda branches, The Business Place branches and the Western Cape Provincial Government’s Department of Economic Development & Tourism (a full list is available on request).

    By email: scan the completed entry form and email it to
    By post: PO Box 4468 George-East 6539
    • Please complete legibly with a black pen
    • Make sure you answer all the required sections
    • Make sure you sign the entry form where indicated
    If the space provided for answers is insufficient, you are welcome to upload additional information as part of your supporting documents. If you do, please indicate the relevant sections and questions.
    SELECTION OF FINALISTS AND WINNERS (JUDGING):

    A panel of experienced and independent judges will evaluate all entries using a standard scoring system.

    All judges will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement in order to ensure the confidentiality of entrant’s information.

    Three finalists per category will be selected.

    Judges will conduct site visits to verify the information provided.

    Finalists will also be required to give a short presentation on their business or student idea to the judging panel, and answer questions from the panel. Failure to attend this presentation will result in a finalist not being considered, or being replaced by the next eligible finalist.

    Once the overall winner and finalist have been announced, the entrants will receive comments from the judges.
  • AWARDS EVENT

    The PERA 2016 Awards Gala evening will take place on 23 November 2016 at Century City

    By receiving an Award at the event, winners will benefit from the associated media coverage and publicity, as well as business networking with fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders.

  • PREVIOUS WINNERS

    2015 Awards News Feature

    2014 Awards News Feature

    2013 Awards News Feature



    Awards Gallery

  • Check your entry here

    All submitted applicants for PERA 2016 will be listed here. There will be some delay for manual entries (emailed or posted) to appear.

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