The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will make a speech at the Technology Top 100 awards ceremony in Johannesburg this evening.


The TT100 awards showcase innovation and technological prowess in small, medium and large enterprises.  The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is the main sponsor of the Da Vinci Institute of Technology Management initiative. This year's event is being held under the theme "Celebrating Leadership".


Innovation is at the heart of government's National Development Plan, and the TT100 awards are in line with the objective of turning South Africa into a high-growth, employment generating, and knowledge-based economy.


Launched in 1991, the awards have become an effective vehicle for achieving growth and innovation advancement in the country, while raising awareness of the critical need for South African companies to embrace the management of technology, innovation and people in a sustainable manner.


The programme is in line with the DST's commitment to contribute to an inclusive national system of innovation by growing support for grassroots innovators and developing local innovation.


The categories are as follows:


  •   Management of Technology
  •  Management of Innovation
  • Management of People
  •  Management of Systems
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation Concept
  • Director-General Award for Emerging and Small Enterprises
  • Minister Award for Medium and Large Enterprises


Media are invited as follows:


Date:     14 November 2018


Time:     Johannesburg Country Club, Napier Road, Auckland Park


Venue: 18:00 for 19:00


Issued by the Department of Science and Technology.


Hlengiwe Nhlabathi