SMEC South Africa bags National Business Award for infrastructure development

30 November 2018

Engineering and infrastructure consultancy SMEC South Africa has received yet another award, this time being recognised as the winner of the Infrastructure Development and Maintenance category at this year’s National Business Awards.The award commends SMEC’s social and environmental contributions.

Specifically, the firm was recognised for the high standard of service that it has offered over the last year, including its treatment and attitude towards customers, its ethical considerations during business, and its compliance with global environmental sustainability standards. 

The firm topped the Infrastructure Development & Maintenance category, which incorporates development projects across a number of categories, including roads & railways, ports, energy, water & sanitation, housing, basic services, healthcare and education.

SMEC South Africa bags National Business Award for infrastructure development

The award was presented at this year’s edition of the National Business Awards in South Africa. Termed as “the Oscars of South African business,” the National Business Awards were established in 2002 with the specific objective of applauding success and – more pertinently to South Africa’s economy currently – innovation. 

In addition the awards recognise the social and environmental value of a firm’s operations, and are organised in collaboration with Top Performing in South Africa, a publication that recognises industry leaders across various sectors in the country.

The ceremony was held at the Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng, and was attended by senior executives from within SMEC’s vast organisation. This represents SMEC’s second victory in the Infrastructure Development & Maintenance category in two consecutive years, in addition to which the firm has been recognised for all aspects of its business.

In July, the firm was presented with two separate awards at the SAICE Durban Branch Awards 2018, one of which was in the “Technical Excellence Category, while the second award recognised one of the firm’s employees – Manicum Kresen – as Technologist of the Year. 


Bosch Capital wins Advisory Firm of the Year Award at SAPSA 2019

17 April 2019

This year’s South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) have taken place, and KwaZulu-Natal-based financial advisory firm Bosch Capital has been named the Advisory Firm of the Year amongst companies from the Commerce, Law and Management category across South Africa.

Bosch Capital is a subsidiary of South African holding company Bosch Holdings, which offers a broad range of advisory services in a number of different domains. The firm offers financial solutions and support in the consulting engineering domain, in addition to its project financing and deal making functions.

The firm was established in 2014, and boasts the additional value of a Level 2 B-BBEE rating. Infrastructure development and investment has become increasingly essential in the South African market, particularly as the economy looks to gradually build momentum after relative stagnation in recent years.

As a result, Bosch Capital has grown in significance since its establishment, and the firm appears to have impressed clients with its abilities. The firm not only won the Advisory Firm of the Year award for SAPSA 2019, but two of the firm’s executives were also nominated for individual accolades.

Bosch Capital wins Advisory Firm of the Year Award at SAPSA 2019

Managing Director at the firm Chris Baloyi was nominated for the title of Professional of the Year, while Jeshika Ramchund was named the SAPSA 2019 Engineering Young Professional of the Year. Ramchund is the Lead Engineer in the Developments domain for the Bosch Projects Vertical.

Bosch Projects was also nominated for the Engineering Large Firm of the Year Award, while umbrella entity Bosch Holdings was nominated for the Engineering Firm of the Year Award. As per CEO of Bosch Holdings Mike Gibbon, the accolades come at an opportune time for the firm.

“This esteemed award, which is an honour for the Bosch Capital team, comes as the company celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2018. We are proud that Bosch Capital has been acknowledged for attributes, which encompass the demonstration of leadership skills, professionalism, resilience and performance excellence,” he said.

Chris Baloyi added, “We are immensely humbled to have won this prestigious award – it is a great motivator for our team, as we steer the business into the next dimension.”